An underfloor heating system sits beneath a stone, tile, wooden or carpeted surface and can offer a balanced and controlled environment within your home or business, as well as being a space-saving alternative to radiators.
There are two main types of underfloor heating; electric and water.
Electric underfloor heating is best for smaller areas, such as bathrooms, this is because it is more expensive to run. A water underfloor heating system works best across a wider area and is also more cost effective to run. At Thermsaver, we recommend a water underfloor heating system and will talk you through the entire process, so you’re always in the know.
We always pay particular attention to the design of an underfloor heating system as getting this element right is key to making the installation of a new system as quick and easy as possible. The most important aspect of the design is ensuring that the correct amount of heat is targeting every area of the floor evenly.
In order to do this we take into account the size of the rooms, the thickness of the walls, the amount of glazing within the room, the floor covering, insulation levels and floor construction. We then adjust the pipe spacing on your design accordingly.
In order for our systems to be efficient, the floor should be well insulated. There must also be enough space within the floor to accommodate the insulation and the piping, as well as the screed and flooring. If there isn’t, elevating the floor level may be required but could increase costs.
The space is needed because water-based underfloor heating is installed through a series of pipes being placed within the desired space. These pipes are all connected through a manifold, which then connects to your heating system. This ensures the even distribution of heat as the warm water circulates throughout the space. The system may also be connected to a thermostat, or series of thermostats, so the temperature of the system can always be regulated.