Friday, November 2, 2007

A Few Tips On Buying Underfloor Heating On the Net

As one of the fastest growing sectors of the building trade electric underfloor heating is becoming more and more popular, but with that comes more and more companies to choose from, most of these being online companies.

If youre like me thinking how do i sort out the good from the bad? How do i know if Im buying from a company that will deliver once I have handed over my card details? & that can stand buy me if i have a problem? The answer is simple really if you follow some of the pointers bellow:

First thing to do is check that the company address is displayed somewhere on the site, usually on the contact us page, if you cant find it what are you going to do if you need to contact them? Check they have a "proper" land line telephone number you can phone, and they are not just "hiding" behind a "080" number as many companies do.

Check to see if the company is a member of any online trading scheme, like the ISIS Internet Shopping Is Safe scheme this ensures that online traders follow strict guidelines that protects you the customer should something go wrong and its a point of contact for you to use if you do have a problem.

Look out for things like ISO9001:2000 registered company, if you see this and its genuine then you know for certain that that company has a set quality management system in place.

When your selecting your underfloor heating products and your thinking "wow this is too good to be true" then it probably is, the company may be selling the goods so cheap because they dont know what there doing, it may be a secondary income for them they may not be bothered about selling something to make 20, but they certainly arent going to be about to help you out when you need them and more than likely will just pass you on to the manufacture.

Another thing to remember when the goods are so cheap is: were do the goods come from? Are they cheap because the quality is cheap? What happens if i have a problem?

The morel of the story is in todays world you usually get what you pay for and when it comes to underfloor heating its just not worth scrimping and trying to save 30 at the end of the day, for most consumers its a little touch of luxury and normally its a one off expense that needs to last as long as the floor, so those companies who charge that little bit extra have the staff, insurance and resources to stand by you at anytime in the future, plus they have a reputation to uphold. All of the above should help to give you a more pleasant experience of buying electric underfloor heating on the net.

There are a few really good companies out there as well as not so good companies just be aware.

Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient forms of domestic and commercial heating today. Most underfloor heating systems are aimed at the DIY market but if you dont fancy doing it your self then why not contact us for a free no obligation quotation.