Heating your kitchen appropriately, even if you don’t spend a lot of time in it is essential; first because changing your body temperature from one room to another is bad for your health and second a homogeneous temperature distribution is very important to provide you with good conditions.
There are many smart ways to heat your kitchen.
Define your needs, wants, budgets and space then contact your plumber to ensure you go through the best plan for your home. This could involve:
– Invisible under-floor heating
– Range cookers
– combination boilers
Radiators are visible but fortunately, they are now available in a wide range of materials, colours, shapes and sizes to fit your décor. From classic, cast-iron column radiators, industrial, low-level tubes and neat chrome rails to keep your tea towels dry to sleek Glass panel heaters that produce an even heat by fusing a transparent electrical element between two sheets of glass.
Dual-fuel radiators are recommended for you as well as convectors and electric-only models if you don’t have a gas supply system. Plinth heaters fit into the base of kitchen units and therefore occupy less space and are less visible.
1 – Almost invisible
2 – No radiators
3 – Saves space
4 – Creates even temperature
5 -Fit most floor finishes
You can choose between wet systems, circulating hot water through a series of pipes, and electric systems that consist of a heating mat on the floor. Control floor temperatures from room to room with programmable thermostats. Heating up thin ceramic tiles on a timber floor takes one hour while thick tiles on concrete need several hours.
Looks and budget don’t matter in terms of choosing range heaters, this selection is more about choosing the right type of fuel for your cooking habits and household. Whatever range you choose, it should be installed by a qualified engineer: OFTEC for oil, CORGI for gas and HETAS for solid fuel, and it should be serviced once or twice a year.