There are 2 main types of under floor heating systems:
An electric under floor system consists of an electric wire which is installed either beneath on within the flooring to heat a room or area in the house. The temperature is controlled by a thermostat located in each room and provides a low maintenance form of heating.
A wet under floor heating system is a series of pipes which are connected to a boiler via a manifold. Like radiators it circulates warm water through the pipes to heat the space. However, because the heat produced is more evenly distributed the water can be heated to a lower temperature than that for a radiator system and is therefore more energy efficient.
We have installed wet underfloor heating that can be run directly from a pellet boiler, we have also installed a system linked to a wood burner with back boiler
Underfloor heating can be used with most types of floors. Although normally associated with solid floors it can be used in carpeted rooms as long as the carpet and underlay are not too thick.
Underfloor Heating is more and more popular in new builds and renovation projects for a number of reasons.
- An underfloor heating system evenly distributes heat and also provides a more comfortable level of heat.
- If run from the boiler it can be more energy efficient
- Each room/area is controlled with a separate thermostat so rooms can be programmed independently of each other
- Not having radiators on the walls also frees up space on the walls which some people find beneficial
We install both types of underfloor heating.
This water under floor system was installed throughout the house with a Klover Smart 120, solar thermal and wood burners.