Water underfloor heating
Water-based systems are a network of pipes linked to your heat pump/boiler that pump hot water around your rooms.
Better yet, because underfloor heating systems distribute heat more evenly, they actually need water at a lower heat than a radiator, making your heat pump/boiler more efficient.
The ideal temperature for human comfort is 73F/19C at foot level and 67F/23C at head level. Underfloor floor heating delivers the closest match to these requirements.
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With underfloor heating your feet will be lovely and warm, so you can walk around barefoot all year - it’s particularly welcoming in the bathroom when you step out of the bath or shower
Furnishings can be placed in any location or arrangement desired.
By delivering heat where the human body needs it most and creating an even ambient temperature by heating all objects in the room, underfloor heat is the most comfortable heating system on the market.
Peace and Quiet
A well designed underfloor system will operate virtually silently. No more noises from large fans, air forced through small registers, pipe expansion and contraction or water gurgling in pipes.
Variety of Heat Sources
The relatively lower supply temperatures needed with underfloor heat allows for a number of different and energy efficient heat source options such as geothermal heat pumps and solar.
Air, along with airborne bacteria and allergens, is not circulated with a underfloor system. In addition, radiant heat does not dry out the air as with other systems.
When it comes to installing underfloor heating it’s really important to consider how the system will be controlled once installed.
Underfloor heating lends itself to being installed across multiple zones and is an extremely efficient way to heat a property.
How you control the underfloor heating should however be given a great deal of thought, and this should happen at the very beginning of the project design, as it’s often too late to make changes later.
Slab Plus Screed or Beam and Block
By far the best method for performance of the underfloor heating system. The screed provides good thermal conductivity and reasonable response times. But by far the best benefit of using this floor construction is optimum fuel efficiency.
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