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cairnterrier Wed 31-Oct-12 11:30:40

I've just found a switch for the underfloor heating in the kitchen of the house that we rent. We've never had it before so I'm a bit clueless as to how to use it. Do I set it to come on and off like the heating or should it be on all day as I guess the most energy is used to heat the floor up in the first instance? It seemed to take several hours to heat up after I first switched it on.

In the same kitchen (long and thin) there are also two other radiators - is it more economical to use these with the central heating or the underfloor heating?

Thank you for your help.

neolara Wed 31-Oct-12 11:35:24

Don't leave it on all day or you will end up paying an absolute fortune. Have it on a timer. If you have underfloor heating, you shouldn't need to use the radiators. However, underfloor heating is more expensive than central heating. I love our underfloor heating - our kitchen is the only room that stays warm throughout the winter.

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