Cost of running underfloor heating
Underfloor heating is a much more energy efficient heating system and therefore running costs are not nearly as high as many people have been led to believe. The diagram above illustrates how underfloor heating closely resembles the ideal heat for room heating because it places the warmth in the right area.
Advanced Thermostat Control
Technically, Coldbuster thermostats are very smart these days. Over the first few days, it ‘learns’ the heating zone. It learns to minimise the preheat time to get to your desired temperature at your desired time. It also learns when to turn off the heating element to optimise the retained heat timing. These maximise your running cost savings. In addition, the system is not running the entire time you want heat. It has a duty cycle so that it is continually turning on and off as the temperature changes.
Furthermore, if you have or are thinking of installing solar heating that can further reduce running costs. Even more so with storage batteries.
Below is a simple calculator to give you a very approximate idea of the cost of running underfloor heating. Feel free to play around with the inputs in the white cells to determine an approximation of running costs for your floor heating. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised! We have pre-filled the column of the first heater’s details to show you an example. These numbers do not reflect your quote, but rather just a sample to demonstrate a typical heater and its approximate running costs. Please amend any of these inputs if they do not reflect your situation.
Let us know if you need any help, we’ll be happy to assist. The online Learning Centre and FAQ section also have more information for you. And please remember: this calculator is to just give you a rough approximation. Coldbuster does not warrant or guarantee these amounts.
This calculator makes several assumptions which can vary based on many factors for each heated area, including:
- Area of windows
- Room size
- Floor substrate
- Ceiling height
These figures are to be used as a rough guide only. Coldbuster does not warrant or guaranty that your resulting electricity bill will fully reflect these numbers.