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If there is one benefit to staying in a fancy hotel, it's the feeling of walking onto warm bathroom tiles in the cold morning when you first wake up. Apart from a delicious cup of hot coffee, is there a better way to start your day?

What to Consider When Deciding on Under-Carpet Heating

There sure is! Under-floor heating isn't restricted to luxury hotel rooms, and it definitely isn't limited to being used in the bathroom or underneath tiles. If you are interested in the idea of under-carpet heating, Colonial Cleanpro has some information to share.

Start With the Positives

Under-floor heating isn't just all about warm feet. Installing the infrastructure has a number of other benefits, such as:
  • By moving your heating option under your carpet, there are no unsightly radiators or the need for portable heaters in your home.
    • This is often a great option for small homes or even just small rooms, where installing a physical heater would take up too much functional space.
  • Keeping your room and house evenly heated is a challenge, to say the least. It often results in you having to move the heater continuously or stand around it until you get too hot, walk away, and then return once you have cooled down.
    • Under-carpet heating takes care of this by even dispersing the heat in your home as it operates. This leaves you with a more comfortable level of heat and the luxury of not having to move up and down to get warm.
  • Just like your wall heater, under-carpet heating systems include a timer which allows you to set and control the timing of its operation. This could mean waking up to a warm carpet or returning from work on a cold morning to a warm welcome.
  • Because carpet is great at retaining heat, under-carpet heating can operate at relatively low energy use levels, helping to keep your heating costs down.
  • It's worth mentioning again - soothing mornings! Stepping out of bed on a cold morning onto a warm carpet is a great relaxing way to start your day.
Whichever option you choose, stains are going to occur on your carpet. When this happens, it's important to act quickly to soak and dry it up and to call a professional. Keep 804 324 6471 alongside your household emergency numbers. It's the number for Colonial Cleanpro who can provide high-quality carpet cleaning services with proven results when you need it.

Just Like All Things, There Are Some Negatives

Unfortunately, under-carpet heating isn't all about luxurious starts to your morning and even heat. There are some negatives:
  • The installation cost of under-carpet heating is not something with a homeowner would consider being cheap. While there will be cheaper options available, under-carpet heating needs to be high-quality and therefore demands a higher installation price.
  • On the subject of price, it's important to realize that while under-carpet heating may operate with relatively low energy use, it still uses energy.
    • When considering whether or not under-carpet heating is for you, do the math and compare its use to other methods to calculate which is the most appropriate option for you.
  • If you are used to or enjoy a room which heats up quickly, then you might be in for a problem with under-carpet heating. As effective as it is as heating a room evenly, it isn't' the quickest way to add warmth to a room or your home.
    • Keep this in mind when considering your ongoing running costs. If you want cold feet in the morning, then it will need to switch on around an hour before your alarm.
  • Considering that under-carpet flooring relies on wiring, which furniture you can have in your room and where it is placed needs to be considered before installation. Heavy items can impact the system's ability to operate and can even cause damage and raise safety concerns.

Upholstery Cleaning and Carpet Cleaning in Prince George County

Whether you choose under-carpet heating or not, your carpet is going to see spills. And spills mean stains. If you are looking over your screen at a stain right now which just won't seem to budge, all is not lost. Instead of damaging your carpet with a traditional steam clean, call 804 324 6471 and book an appointment with Colonial Cleanpro. Using Cleanpro's ION exchange cleaning system, Colonial Cleanpro can remove the stains in your carpet along with bringing them back to life with minimal fluid required. Best of all, the process leaves no residue on your carpets which means that you can walk on them within a matter of hours. No more waiting days!

Contact Steven Harris
(804) 324-6471