Low temperature water (typically 40°C) circulates through a series of continuous pipe loops laid under the floor, turning it into one large radiant surface. The pipe loops for each room (or zone) all flow and return from a series of manifolds, which are conveniently located in an easily accessible positions.
Underfloor heating provides the warmth to a room from the floor up, rather than heating the ceiling space first as conventional radiators do. It also operates using lower flow temperatures due to the larger heating surface does not need to emit as much heat per square metre as a radiator. This means the heat pump consumes less electricity, which in turn means lower running costs and less environmental damage.
The benefits of our underfloor heating
• Clears rooms of ineffective, impractical, unsightly wall-hung radiators
• Saves from 15% to 30% on heating bills
• Carries virtually no maintenance costs
• Prevents dust gathering behind radiators and circulating around the room – ideal for sufferers of asthma or other respiratory issues
• Underfloor heating provides 70% radiating heat, offering a more comfortable climate than radiators
• The thermal mass of an underfloor heating systems provides warmth for longer after switching off than would traditional radiators
• Evaporates spillages quickly from bathroom and kitchen tiles
• Underfloor heating runs quietly, with none of the creaks and groans of old copper pipes
• Can be used with almost any flooring type including stone, laminate, hardwood, lino, and carpet
A series of pipes connected to your boiler circulate warm water throughout the floor to heat the space, similar to radiators.
You can also connect the underfloor water pipes to a solar water-heating system, air-source or ground-source heat pump.
Water systems will work with any type of boiler, including condensing, wood-fired or vented. In fact, they will work with any type of heat source, such as a heat pump.