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Placing Underfloor Heating Thermostats Strategically

Underfloor heating is actually a very old concept. The Romans first conceived way back when, and since then it has remained a very effective way to heat the floors of peoples’ homes. Even after Rome collapsed and their empire in the West was no more, the Roman method of heating floors remained popular where the technology remained among the rich and influential. Islamic builders frequently incorporated it into their public buildings. But now modern technology has one upped the Roman Empire, providing with underfloor heating thermostats that more adequately control the temperature of the room. However how does one most effectively use these thermostats?

Placing Underfloor Heating Thermostats Strategically

The major problem behind the old Roman method of central heating was that it was very expensive and very inefficient in terms of energy input. You had to have a handful of slaves feeding the fire constantly with fuel, with several tonnes of coal required a day. Temperatures were also very inexact, requiring the flames to be either fed more thoroughly or left to subside.

Underfloor heating thermostats eliminate that problem by providing a much more precise means of controlling temperature. Each mat is capable of being brought to an exact temperature, which means that you can tailor the hat of the room to suit your own needs and preferences. Underfloor heating thermostats also allow you to activate and deactivate the heating nearly instantaneously, allowing you to use it in short births. Perfect for cold winter mornings when you just want to warm the tiles a bit before work!

So where do we place them?

Ideally the thermostat should be somewhere clear and out of the way, both so that it doesn’t upset the room’s decoration nor be fiddled with by the curious hands of children. Popular places include the airing cupboard, the garage or the hallway, but creative home owners can also decorate underfloor heating thermostats too. Place them just a little below head height, so that you can both adjust them easily while keeping them out of way from harm or tampering.

It’s important the thermostats are not damaged. If they are, in any way, it could have a negative impact in how effectively your underfloor heating can insulate and warm up your home. Protecting it in a plastic cabinet is not a bad investment.

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