Why Floor Heating?
Nowadays, the cost of fitting underfloor heating is about the same as fitting central heated radiators. Unlike radiators, underfloor heating does not overheat nor create hot and cold spots in a room; floor heating provides an even and consistent heat throughout the space. By installing underfloor heating, you are sure to have a much better, more energy-efficient heating solution compared to traditional radiators.
Instant Cost Efficiency
Since underfloor heating uses a lower temperature than standard radiators or baseboards, heating costs are reduced.
Free Up Wall Space
No radiators mean extra space and design freedom.
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Floor Heating Benefits
Suitable for Every Project Type
Thanks to the availability of a wide range of products and systems, there is a solution for virtually any project type whether new-build, refurbishment, retrofit, or renovation – from a simple en-suite upgrade to a whole-house installation. Systems give total flexibility while allowing for the best energy savings, now and in the future.
Unsurpassed Comfort through Even Heat Distribution
Floor heating spreads warmth over the entire floor area using low-temperature radiant heat, rather than the high-temperature “point heating” associated with radiators. Warming a large surface at a low temperature produces the most comfortable form of heating possible by reducing the heat loss from our bodies without overheating the surrounding air.
Cost Savings and Increased Energy Efficiency through Zoned Control
Zoning a house with floor heating is simple, and unlike traditional systems that run all rooms at the same time, it is possible to set the heating for individual rooms where and when needed.
The unique Warmup thermostats allow the selection of the temperature levels and schedule to perfectly match the lifestyle. In each room, the temperature can be controlled accurately when needed. As such, reductions of up to 10-20% on heating bills can be achieved.
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Design Freedom and Zero Maintenance
With no bulky radiators to take up valuable wall and floor space, our systems are a designer’s dream. Floor heating enables the use of every square metre a home, placing furniture where it suits without having to worry about blocking the radiators.
The system is zero maintenance.
Health Benefits and Increased Safety
A floor heating system reduces humidity and is inhospitable to dust and carpet mites, while the radiant heat reduces dust circulation. These are important features for those who suffer from allergies and asthma.
There are also no hot low-level surfaces or hard metal edges, as with radiators, making the system child-friendly.
Floor Heating vs. Radiators
The choice of heating system determines the way heat is distributed. Floor heating produces radiant heat which creates the feeling of warmth. The term radiant heating is used as thermal radiation is responsible for a significant proportion of the “thermal comfort” achieved by this form of heating.
Radiators work by heating the air surrounding them using convection. The air heated by a radiator rises towards the ceiling, and once this warm air has cooled down it falls down to the ground level to be heated by the convection of the radiator again. This creates a flow of hot and cold air, and inevitably hot and cold spots where areas near to the radiators are warmer than the areas elsewhere in the room.
Efficiency and Comfort
The way the heat is distributed impacts the efficiency and comfort of the heating system. Radiant heat warms objects directly and it maintains the natural humidity in a room, whereas convection of warm air tends to reduce humidity, which can make the heated area feel stuffy.
If the whole floor of the room is heated then radiant heat gives a very even spread of heat, whereas convected heating heats one area initially and then takes some time to circulate to reach the required comfort levels. Rising air temperature through convected heating can cause discomfort and overheating, which in turn can reduce oxygen levels, and ultimately cause breathing problems if the air is too warm.