What is the difference between an electric heated floor and a water heated floor?

What is the difference between an electric heated floor and a water heated floor?

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Answer: the electric floor heating is cheaper and requires less maintenance, but the water floor heating is less energy consuming and more ecological.

On the technical level, the two are quite similar, the electric works with a heating cable taken in the slab, while the hydraulic is based on a network of tubes circulating hot water. The electric floor heating is the least expensive to install at home, and it requires little or no maintenance afterwards. On the other hand, it consumes a lot of energy and in the long term the bill can become salty. It is the opposite for the water heating floor, which represents a significant initial investment (and which must be checked every 5 to 7 years), but which is amortized over time to the point of being in reality the more cost effective of the two systems, especially when operating at low temperatures. In addition, the water heating floor is very ecological through the combination of a wood / solar boiler or a heat pump. You too, send us your brico question

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