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General FAQs to do with electric under floor heating.

How quickly does underfloor heating warm up?

Because our system is really part of the floor construction, rather than ‘underfloor’, you’ll quickly feel the difference when the system comes on.  Our type of heating is also known as ‘surface heating’, ‘floor finishing heating’, or, in the US, ‘floor decor heating’. In practice there are a number of factors that will influence exactly […]

What if the heating element gets damaged?

Each Coldbuster kit contains a KlimaGuard® installation monitor which will alert you to any damage to the element during installation or laying the floor covering. If the KlimaGuard® warning signal goes off, you should stop the installation and call for assistance. The KlimaGuard® monitor offers a ‘continuous health check’ throughout installation and no-one should ever […]

Does underfloor heating emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR)?

Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) exists all around us in the natural world but it is occurrence in man made equipment is something that needs special attention. All types of electrical equipment give off EMR – including the computer or device you are using now – and manufacturers, quite rightly, go to great lengths to screen equipment.  […]

How much does underfloor heating cost to run?

COLDBUSTER® is a most efficient system when installed correctly and will give many years of trouble free operation. In practice there are several factors that will affect the running costs so it is impossible to give totally accurate figures.  Power consumption will depend on heat loss*, sensible heat management, and the correct capacity installed. Given […]

Do I need a Thermostat and Controller?

Yes, you do. While the clever design of the Coldbuster™ element means it is self-regulating – meaning its power usage drops off as the temperature increases, limiting the maximum temperatures achieved – a good quality thermostat and controller are essential. Not only do sophisticated controls control comfort and minimise running costs, they pay for themselves […]