Basic Principles of Electric Underfloor Heating

  • Electric floor heating systems are installed on top of a sub-floor material and underneath your floor surface material. When running, the system emits a low level of even heat through the floor surface material and from there the heat radiates upward. In the case of in screed heating the system is installed at the same time as the concrete floor, directly in the screed.
Electric Floor Heating Installation Diagram
Radiant Heat Signature For Electric Floor Heating
The principle characteristic of electric floor heating is that it radiates heat evenly upwards from your floor. This in turn creates the perfect heat signature for a comfortably heated home. The even heat distribution rises up slowly warming extremities first and leaving higher parts of the room at a comfortable temperature. Unlike most traditional methods of heating this means the top of the room doesn't need to be overheated to make the lower parts of the room reach a comfortable temperature which also leads to energy savings.
Warmup Underfloor Heating Thermal Stratification Image
The image below has been created from tests on actual Warmup electric underfloor heating systems. These tests were conducted from our state of the art test facility in Germany. You can see the heat signature created from a Warmup heating system clearly with it's even heat distribution. It also shows how the room is quickly brought up to a moderate temperature.
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