Hydronic underfloor heating
Hydronic underfloor heating is one of the oldest kinds of central heating in existence, in use since Roman times. It’s an efficient way to achieve whole-house warmth and comfort and, if an energy-efficient heating source is used, is relatively cheap to operate. A hydronic underfloor heating system delivers radiant heat that starts at ground level and slowly rises, creating a gentle, welcoming ambience.
How it works
During the construction phase, a system of pipes is embedded in the concrete floor. When hot water is circulated through the pipes from a central boiler or water heater, the concrete slab heats up and radiates a gentle, slowly rising heat.
It's essential to ensure the concrete slab is properly insulated to ensure you are heating your home, not the world!
Why it’s good
- Very energy-efficient – water is four times more efficient than electricity at transporting heat
- Comfortable, evenly rising warmth that starts at the feet and doesn't feel stuffy
- Concrete slab continues emitting warmth after you turn heating off
- Room-by-room controls
- Low-maintenance – no ducts or grilles that require dusting
- Connect to a hot water heat pump for greater energy savings
Is it safe?
Hydronic underfloor heating is particularly safe compared to other forms of space heating because there are no exposed wires or parts.
How much will it cost?
Hydronic underfloor systems are recommended for new buildings. There is a substantial initial investment required, but when running at their full potential hydronic systems can be up to 300% more efficient than electric underfloor heating systems. A hydronic underfloor heating system can be combined with radiators to provide whole-house warmth in multi-storey dwellings.
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