Under floor heating features high energy efficiency and no maintenance and has several advantages as an alternative to conventional central heating. Combining radiant and convected heat for a more even temperature between floor and ceiling it is warmer under foot as well as solving the problem of space and unattractive radiators. There are two main methods of creating underfloor heating:
Hot water (wet) underfloor heating.Underfloor heating systems circulate warm water through tubing embedded in the floor of your home. This is generally done at the build stage. Water is circulated from your boiler to the electrically operated zone valve. When the room stat calls for heat the water passes through the zone valve and then onto the manifold where the water is circulated through continuous lengths of pipe embedded in the floor, that run at a temperature of approx 50'c. The system includes electrical controls and valves that enable your underfloor system to operate independently from your existing heating system in line with current building regulation part L.
Electric underfloor heating.
Electric heating is an efficient and effective solution. Electric heating is the best means of future proofing and meeting the needs of sustainable zero carbon housing programme. Electric underfloor mats can be used with any type of flooring, including ceramic tiles, carpet, laminate or wooden floors. The underfloor mats are available to fit most rooms, from the smallest through to the largest space. The benefits of the electric underfloor heating are the low running costs and they are maintenance free. Unlike gas, there are no annual servicing requirements and no danger of leaks occurring.
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