Is underfloor heating expensive to run in Australia?

One of the biggest misconceptions about electric underfloor heating is that it is expensive to run. However, electric underfloor heating in a average six bathroom costs less to run that an average takeaway coffee a week!

Due to the fact that hot air rises, underfloor heating is a very efficient way of heating your home. Underfloor heating provides a gently, comfortable radiant heat rather than circulation hot therefore the room is comfortable at a lower temperature than other heating methods.

Greater efficiency can also be achieved by including by:
– Including a layer of insulation
– Splitting the heating into different zones
– Using a programmable thermostat to only have the heating on when you need it

So how much will it actually cost me?

Unfortunately there is no straight answer for this. There is a number of factors that will influence the efficiency and the running costs of your underfloor heating. This includes:

  • The set temperature
  • The size and design of the room/home
  • Level of insulation
  • External temperatures
  • Flooring products used
  • Your electricity tariff
  • Length of time the floor heating is on
  • If there is any other heat sources in the room

To get a estimated running cost use our running costs calculator.