Underfloor heating systems are relatively new to the UK market, but they are quickly becoming the homeowner’s go-to emitter system. Considering they’re cheap to install, economical to run, eco-friendly, and provide comfort levels far superior to conventional radiators, it’s no surprise.

How does it work?

Heated water flows through tubes or pipes that are set within the makeup of the floor itself. Typically, one loop of pipe will cover the whole floorspace of a single room. A number of these pipes are fed with warm water from a central manifold that’s connected to the heat generator. The temperature in separate rooms can then be individually monitored and controlled by room thermostats.

For the homeowner, this equates to greater control, convenience and value for money. By freeing up wall and floorspace that would otherwise be taken up with radiators, you’ll also have more freedom with designing the layout of each room.

Better comfort, less cost

Radiators heat the air surrounding them by convection. The warm air rises to the ceiling, cools and falls, resulting in a current of circulating hot and cold air. This leaves a room with overly hot spots and colder areas – circulating airborne dust as it goes – and you’re also more likely to leave the heating running for longer.

In comparison, underfloor heating systems radiate heat rather than using convection. They reduce the effects of draughts, cold spots and airborne dust, along with providing a much more even distribution of heat.

The ideal partner for heat pumps

Low-temperature heating methods like heat pumps require an equally energy-efficient means of delivering heat. Underfloor heating is just that. Since these systems have much larger emitter sizes that cover the entire floor area of a room, you can run the system at much lower flow temperatures compared to traditionally small radiator panels, without causing a drop in room temperature.

Underfloor heating system install

As underfloor heating system specialists, we know that the floor covering, shape, size and heat loss calculations of any given room determines the layout, spacing and the thickness of the underfloor heating pipes.

Our proposals come complete with CAD drawings that are tailored to your underfloor heating design specifications, and we can also advise on the best floor finishes and structures that will leave your home feeling warm underfoot throughout.

To find out more about how we can help you to integrate underfloor heating into your home, send us an email at [email protected] with a brief description about your project and a daytime telephone number. One of our Technical Account Managers will soon be in touch to discuss how we can help you.

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