Water underfloor heating:
Man learnt very early to place the kettle filled with water over the fire.
It is well-known that heat rises, therefore it is most economical for
heating to take place from below.
The feeling of warmth is
extremely important. A radiant source of heat, or a draught, is normally
felt more intensely than simply low temperatures. Therefore a large heated
surface is preferable to a small, intense source of heat.
combination of radiant heat and gentle convected heat from below is
certainly the best solution. Laying a flexible pipe under the floor
has made this method economically feasible. Several litres of warm water
circulate in the floor spreading an even heat providing the ultimate
feeling of comfort.
There are major benefits when using water for
your underfloor heating project. The installation is fast, simple and
guaranteed. The water in these pipes can be heated using various methods,
e.g., heat pumps, gas burners, solar energy, electricity to name but a
few. With underfloor heating, you can position your furniture as you
please. There are no wall mounted radiators present to determine how the
furniture should be placed, no electrical heaters to drag around.
Underfloor heating ensures that there is less dust and the hygienic
environment will be improved through minimal thermal air circulation. The
ultimate reason for choosing hydronic/water underfloor heating though is
undoubtedly the comfort value that is derived from a large surface at
relatively low temperature. This ensures that the heating is most
efficient, positioned where it is best felt - at your feet. Keeping your
feet warm makes your whole body feel warm.
Heating the floor from underneath is nothing new. In fact it was the
Romans that first made fire under a raised floor and passed the smoke
through a labyrinth of tunnels under each floor to heat from below. Under
floor heating is now internationally accepted as a system that achieves
the best comfort levels. Using a manifold system heated water is passed
through the floor of each room and is controlled by a thermostat to offer
room temperature as required. Various heat sources are available. The
system is commissioned by trained and accredited installers and is backed
by a 10 year warranty.
The design utilizes insulation to ensure
that heat loss from the building is kept to a minimum thereby reducing
energy required to maintain building comfort when compared with
conventional systems. Not every application lends itself to placing pipes
under the floor.
So go ahead, feel free to contact us. We will design
a system for you that will suite your needs and budget
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