All you need to know about Underfloor Heating
Underfloor heating is a form of central heating which consists of continuous pipe loops embedded in the concrete floors. The floors reach a temperature of approx. 24°C.
Warm water from the boiler is circulated through the floor in continuous pipe loops warming the entire floor area making this a large low temperature storage radiator. The room is controlled by an independent room thermostat.
Together with an even temperature distribution over a room, there is an optimum feeling of well-being which underfloor heating system, in contrast to a conventionally heated room, provides when the temperature of the room is just 2°C lower. This means a higher level of comfort, lower room air temperatures and reduced energy costs. Depending on usage, an underfloor heating system has the advantage of allowing 6 to 21% energy savings because of the lower temperature of the heating medium and ambient air. In addition to the heating & energy benefits, the health aspects of an underfloor heating system are also of major interest.
High levels of comfort can be achieved because there are no cold spots or draughty floors.
It's a very safe form of heating because there are no radiators to burn yourself or fall against, making it an ideal heating system for the young and infirm.
Higher standards of hygiene can be achieved because the heat created is radiant and not convected, therefore, no moving dust particles are propagated, unlike radiators, assisting people with breathing ailments.
There is access to all the wall and floor space because there are no radiators to get in the way.
Reduces energy consumption by using low water temperatures, thereby reducing environmental damage and energy costs.
It can be used with all types of floor covering (e.g., stone, tile, wood, vinyl, and carpet) and at ground level or upstairs, although choice of floor finishing requires careful consideration, because changes of floor finish may affect overall performance.
Compatible with any source of energy