Which Underfloor Heating System Do I Need?
Thinking of purchasing underfloor heating for your home? Which one to choose from electrical or hot water? Underfloor heating is available in two different types and both applications can be used in almost any floor type. It can either be a ‘wet’ system pumping water through pipes under the floor or a ‘dry’ system generating heat through electric coils placed under the floor. Your choice of underfloor heating is down to the type of installation. Electric Underfloor Heating is better suited for certain projects whereas Hot Water Underfloor Heating for others.
The main advantage of underfloor heating is that it’s hidden away due to the installation being under your floor, you also gain instant wall space that your radiators would usually take up. Underfloor heating is also more cost effective and economical to run in comparison to radiators within your home, whereas the underfloor heating system distributes heat more evenly as the water that runs through the pipes on a wet system doesn’t need to get as hot. This allows your boiler to run more efficiently, therefore being cost effective - another reason to purchase underfloor heating for your home!
Hot Water Underfloor Heating Systems
Benefits Hot Water Underfloor Heating
Hot water underfloor heating a ‘wet’ system consists of a network of pipes connected to your boiler this then circulates warm water throughout the floor to evenly heat up the desired areas. This system works extremely well with the majority of different floor types, and is perfect for larger areas and multiple rooms.
Unlike traditional heating systems Polypipe and John Guest Speedfit underfloor heating allows you to set a precise temperature in each room, with help from a simple thermostat to the latest development being able to control you’re heating remotely. By being able to control the temperature of each room individually, this allows you to save energy and reduce your running costs.
Electrical Underfloor Heating Systems
Benefits of Electric Underfloor Heating
Electric underfloor heating is suitable for most floor types and rooms, ideal for those smaller areas no bigger than 25 square meters. Electric Underfloor Heating consists of multi-strand heating wire less than 1.8mm in diameter, this is then positioned underneath your flooring.
Warmup offers a number of different ways of installing your heating wire underneath your flooring, from Warmup StickyMat suitable for new-build, retrofits and refurbishments right through to their loose wire system. Ideal for the more irregular areas and precise installation this is flexible and easy to install, not effecting the height of your flooring. Warmup offers smart WIFI thermostat’s insuring you have the ability and the control over your room temperatures, the Warmup 4iE smart technology does not require any programming this just works alongside your smart phone to gain remote control our underfloor heating.
Always remember the first thing you should look at is the type of installation when choosing underfloor heating, whether it’s a new build or renovating a property out top three manufacturers Polypipe, John Guest Speedfit and Warmup can provide this for you.