UNDERFLOOR HEATING

 

Using underfloor heating in your home adds to the resale value of the house.  This is because you can achieve a higher BER rating with an underfloor heating system than with a radiator system and a higher BER rating tends to lead to a higher building value.  The higher BER rating is possible because you ultimately use less energy with an underfloor heating system than you do with radiators. 

As the human body is designed to absorb warmth naturally, radiant underfloor heating is similar to the effects of sunlight as it delivers both a pleasant atmosphere and evenly distributed temperature throughout a room and building.  
 
Underfloor Heating provides heat which can be comfort controlled by a digital thermostat optimizing your comfort and your bills by eliminating waste.

BENEFITS OF UNDERFLOOR HEATING:

  • Low energy consumption
  • Lower bills
  • Adds value to your house with a better BER rating
  • Safe Silent and Invisible – no need for bulky radiators taking up valuable floor space.
  • Maintenance Free
  • Provides even heat distribution for the greatest thermal comfort
  • No air movement which helps prevent accumulation of dust particles – healthier building
  • Controlled Easily by a Thermostat – giving you Heat where you need it when you need it – eliminates waste.
  • Easy to Install in new-builds or Retro-fits

How does Underfloor Heating work?

 

Underfloor heating is a great alternative to traditional radiators or hot-air heating systems. Underfloor heating is hidden away and out of view, doing away with the clutter of radiators so it is the best option when space is at a premium particularly in apartments. Because of the even distribution of heat, it is the most efficient way to heat a room.

The difference between radiators and underfloor heating is radiators heat up the area immediately around them, this ends up being quickly dispersed upwards, and away from the desired area. On the other hand, a good underfloor heating system will heat a larger area. Radiators have to work harder for you to feel the effects of the heat and so require the water to be at a higher temperature to work effectively. Radiators tend to require heat in around the 60-70 degC mark. This ultimately means more energy is required for radiator systems and more energy means more cost.

Underfloor heating on the other hand works at a lower temperature and evenly distributes the heat all over the room. Underfloor heating systems operate well at temperatures around 40 degC, a big difference to the temperatures needed by traditional radiators. This means less energy use and ultimately underfloor heating systems will cost you less because of this. The lower temperatures also allow for the use of heat pumps as the heat source as they operate at their most efficient around these temperatures. Heat pumps heating underfloor heating are the heating method of the future

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