Heat source for farm office

owen r

New Member
west wales
We are currently building a new farm office out of blocks. No exterior walls. Will have an insulated roof. Do heat mats work in floor? Just wanted something to keep computer dry


Mixed Farmer
If you think it might get hot in the summer, get an a/c unit. Most of them will work as air source heat pumps for heating in the winter.
This is the best answer. Very easy to fit, and fairly cheap (sub £1k). It's the cheapest form of electric heating you can get: roughly a third of the cost of running a panel heater. You can also control the schedule from your phone on many of the wifi units, so can have it toasty-warm just in time for you to arrive. Take a look at the "mini splits" discussions on Pistonheads and other fora.


Gods County
Have you used any? Been looking at these underfloor electric mats,
Work well but must insulate the under floor well first.

With any heat source - spend the majority of the budget on insulating the place well first.

Since your building it new- you should be putting 100mm foam under the floor slab anyhow
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