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Electric underfloor heating is becoming more and more popular in homes and businesses across the country today. Nevertheless, in order to experience all of these benefits, you need to make sure that your electric underfloor heating wiring is selected carefully.

There are a number of different reasons why this is the case. Underfloor heating is considered a much more efficient and comfortable method of heating, as heat will go upward from all areas across the floor. However, with a radiator, the heat is confined to one part of the room, which means you’re going to get more heat in certain parts of the room than others.

3 Best Resistance Wire Types For Electric Underfloor Heating Wiring: Copper, Iron, Nickel

Resistance Wires Types

There are a number of different types of  heating resistance wires that can be used for underfloor heating. This includes nickel, iron, and copper wires. They play a critical role when it comes to the creation of an efficient and effective underfloor heating system. Of course, we have the heating element first and foremost, which is typically built using metal. Aside from superconductors, all metals create heat when electricity flows through them. Nevertheless, the amount of electricity produced and the efficiency differs, and the material of the resistance wire is something that is at play here. 

The most common heating elements are created using one thick copper wire that then has outer insulating surrounding it. For a more advanced form, a spun wire may be used, which has between three and nine strands, helping to create a much more stable and stronger heating element. All three materials are effective and beneficial when it comes to underfloor heating, yet do not be afraid to ask your representative from Scott Precision Wire for assistance if you are not sure what is going to be right for you.

Loose Wire Underfloor Heating

If you are going to install loose wire for your underfloor heating project, this will be made up of a heating wire reel, which you can space across the floor, either far apart or close together. This gives you the ability to create the level of heat that is right for your home or business.

The more heat will be generated the closer together the wires are, so do keep this in mind. It is often a bit of a balancing act in this regard, trying to get the best balance between creating a warm and comfortable room while making sure that it is within your budget. This is something that professionals can assist with if you are unsure. 

As you can see, there is a lot to consider when it comes to installing your underfloor heating system and particularly in selecting the best electric underfloor heating wiring for your needs. If you are going to install the system yourself or you are in the business of installing these systems for others, one thing you need to do is make sure you have all of the right equipment and materials so that it is installed correctly. This begins by having the right resistance wire, which we hope that the details that we have provided above will prove to be helpful. 

If you need assistance selecting the perfect electric underfloor heating wiring then please contact our team and let us guide you.

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