Underfloor heating

Product

Underfloor heating is a flexible system that offers a space-saving alternative to radiators. It can sit beneath virtually any type of floor finish, including stone, tile, wood and carpet.

There are two main types of underfloor heating. Electric cable underfloor heating (dry system) and underfloor heating pipes (wet system) served by either an electric boiler or heat pump. Both systems can be fitted with controls to set the required timings and room temperatures.

Application

Domestic & Commercial - Both wet and dry systems are easier to install within new build- developments. Retrospective installations tend to be dry systems which will result in slight increases to the floor height when cables/matting and necessary screeds are installed.

Tariff

Most customers use the E20+ for 24 hour availability and therefore maximum flexibility. However, well insulated properties with embedded underfloor cabling can effectively use the Comfort Heat tariff with the floor acting as a storage medium.

Installation advice

Underfloor heating produces radiant heat from the ground up, rather than heating air that circulates around the room. The heat is more evenly spread and can often deliver energy savings as there are no cold pockets or overheating in the localised areas close to radiators.

Manufacturer          System type                  Local stockists              
Thermonet Dry systems Romerils
Gaia Dry & wet systems     Normans
Continental Wet systems Normans
Elements Dry systems ES&M
Varme Dry systems Wholesale Electrics
Wavin Wet systems Normans
Raychem Dry systems Edmunsons Electrical   

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