Highest comfort and aesthetics with lowest running costs
‘The nicest way to heat your home or building is to gently warm its floors.’
Paul O’Donnell – MD Unipipe Irl Ltd.
How it works:
Underfloor heating works through warm water pumped through pipes laid in the floor of the room. Much lower water temperatures are required as the large surface area of the floor is enough to warm the room efficiently as the heat rises. An underfloor heating system will generally run at around 45 degrees as opposed to 80 degrees used in radiator systems, which means that there are energy and running cost savings, especially when used with renewable heat sources such as heat pumps.
There are a huge number of benefits to using an underfloor heating system, here are just a few of them:
Comfort – A correctly designed and installed system runs efficiently and supports the body’s natural requirements for warm feet and cool head. The heat is uniformly rising from the floor, rather than having warm pockets around radiators.
Aesthetics – Underfloor heating creates complete freedom for interior design. With no radiators to worry about, you can maximise every square inch of the space you have for room layout.
Silence – Underfloor Heating is virtually silent when running.
Low Maintenance – No need for manual operations, such as bleeding or painting radiators.
Cost effective – Lower water temperature means lower energy, means lower heating bills.
Individual room control – Rooms are heated on an individual basis – for example, the bedroom can be warmed at a different temperature from the living room.
Easy solution for new build or retrofits – Suitable for solid or wooden floors. Can have combined use e.g. radiators upstairs and floor heating downstairs.
Use with radiators would incur a little extra cost on your energy bills as the heating system’s ‘base’ temperature would need to be set higher for the radiator.
Healthy living – Slower moving air particulates makes underfloor heating the system of choice for asthmatics. Floors dry quicker after cleaning, reducing slip hazard. Underfloor heating also eliminates the risk of contact burns and collision damage from radiators.
Decrease your carbon footprint – lower fuel usage means lower CO2 emissions, better for the environment.