Electric Underfloor Heating: Pros, Cons, Cost and More

Electric underfloor heating matting in rolls and spread out
Electric underfloor heating can be easier to install retrospectively than wet systems (Image credit: Getty)

Electric underfloor heating can be a good option for heating your home, particularly if renovating an existing room. 

It can be easier to install and is slimmer than traditional wet underfloor heating meaning you don't usually have to dig up your floor to lay it. This can save both time and money. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.