Paired with renewable energy heat pumps, underfloor heating is a highly cost-effective way to heat a room and a great way to further enhance your household’s energy efficiency, whilst also adding to the aesthetics of your home and creating more space. The most comfortable form of heating – underfloor heating works by circulating warm water through a series of continuous loops that are fitted underneath your floor, creating a large radiant surface that heats your room from the floor upwards.

Radiators vs. Underfloor Heating

Our Underfloor Heating Systems

Designed to suit any type of heat source and enable UFH to be quickly and easily installed on any floor, with any type of floor covering such as tiles, wood, and carpets. Our underfloor heating systems come complete with everything you need including thermostats, manifolds, CAD plans, full floor fitting systems and UFH pipe.

Benefits of Underfloor Heating

Energy Efficient Heating

There are two types of radiant heating, electric and water-based systems. Both provide heating in a room from the floor upwards for consistent, efficient warmth. Warm water systems run hot water through pipes to create heat, whereas electric underfloor heating heats wiring beneath the floor to generate heat.

Traditional radiators need to be heated to a high temperature (between 65-75 degrees Celsius) to heat up a room effectively, whereas floor heating only needs to run at a temperature of 29 degrees Celsius or less, depending on the floor finish, in order to warm the room – thereby consuming less energy, and keeping your energy bills far lower.

Furthermore, radiators heat the air nearest them first, which is why rooms heated by radiators are prone to “cold spots”, meaning that the air feels cold in the middle of the room and very hot next to the radiators. This usually results in opening a window above the radiator to bring some fresh air in and there we go again, letting all that energy paid to warm up the house escape out of the window. Radiant heat provides warmth from the floor up throughout the room without any cold spots or stuffiness in the area being heated.

To summarise, unlike traditional radiators which can make a room feel chilly at times and too hot at other times, underfloor heating does not overheat – instead, it achieves the desired temperature set by you using an on-the-wall thermostat.

Radiant heat provides an average saving of 15% on heating bills thanks to the efficient way it warms a home.

Effortless to Run

A key benefit of underfloor heating is that once installed, the systems require almost no maintenance whatsoever.

Electric systems will not need regular servicing whereas water underfloor heating systems may require the occasional review to make sure everything is working correctly. Contact us to find out more.

All UFH heaters should be controlled by a system-dedicated thermostat which enhance the energy-efficiency nature of UFH and can also provide programmable heat schedules or automatic heat functionality too. This means you will not even have to think about your home’s heating; our systems will always heat your home at the right temperature and at the right time for you.

More Space & Design Freedom

With underfloor heating systems, you’re able to enjoy your whole room without radiators on the walls. Even the most modern radiators take up room on a wall, so imagine the design freedom you have with heated floors – you can decorate the walls as you wish, to really make a statement or simply achieve the minimalist look, whatever your style, and free from having to plan around radiators.

Works with all Floor Coverings

Underfloor heating gives you the freedom to design your home as you wish, making the most of all the wall and floor space. And you’re still free to choose the floor type that you want as floor heating works well with laminate, wood, tile, stone, carpet and more.

Floor Types compatible with underfloor heating - Tile, stone, wood, laminate & vinyl.

Safety and Comfort

When you have underfloor heating, you no longer need to worry about sharp edges or hot surfaces of radiators when younger family members are in the house. The heating system is safely tucked out of the way and won’t get too hot to the touch.

Radiant heat is also much better for the air quality in a room since it keeps the air fresh and oxygenrich. On the other hand, high temperatures caused by radiators increase discomfort and reduce oxygen levels. The thermal circulation from air rising to the ceiling and then back gets all the dust going in circles which will not happen with a floor heating system.

Ease of Installation

UFH systems are easier to install than you may think. Suitable for both new-build projects and retrofitting as part of a home renovation, our electric and water systems can be installed in a room in as little as 1 – 2 days depending on the scope of your project.

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