An underfloor heating system heats a room's floor structure, which in turn warms the room itself. This is achieved in a "wet" underfloor heating system by passing heated water through plastic or composite pipes which are installed in the floor. The underfloor heating pipes are routed back to a central manifold, typically one per floor, which is used to distribute heat to the relevant loops as and when required.
Underfloor heating produces a more gentle, even heat than a radiator, with the main component of heat output being infrared heat radiation, rather than convection. This affords comfort at lower room temperatures as the reduced convection results in fewer draughts.
The larger heating area provided by using an entire floor, rather than a relatively small radiator panel, also allows underfloor heating to operate effectively at much lower running temperatures than a traditional radiator heating system.
The larger heating area provided by using an entire floor, rather than a relatively small radiator panel, also allows underfloor heating to operate effectively at much lower running temperatures than a traditional radiator heating system.All of these efficiency improvements mean that a correctly designed underfloor heating system can provide annual fuel savings of up to 25% over a traditional radiator system. Another huge benefit of underfloor heating is the wall space that it creates. It allows the homeowner complete freedom when planning or designing the interior layout of a room due to the removal of radiators. You can also improve air quality in your home. As underfloor heating is a form of radiant heat exchange rather than convection heating it means that harmful bacteria and pollen cannot circulate as freely resulting in an improved air quality within your home. This is a major benefit to asthma sufferers or those with allergies
Athough underfloor heating is more expensive then your conventional radiators to install, the benefits of better efficiency, more space and better air quality make it an excellent addition to your home
CTS Plumbing and Building cover every aspect of underfloor heating installation from design to floor finish, for more information please call 07917 8588787 or get in touch via the contact us page