Advantages of Underfloor Heating
Hopefully by the time you reach this page we will have given you some good background information on underfloor heating and answered your question of what is underfloor heating. It's now time to consider the advantages of underfloor heating and how Ice Energy can deliver them for you.
Advantages of Underfloor Heating - Combines easily with Heat Pumps
One of the major advantages of underfloor heating is the way in which it can be successfully combined to work with heat pumps. Concentrated heat can be delivered by a heat pump to provide domestic hot water up to 60˚C while feeding the floor heating system at a lower efficient temperature.
Our underfloor heating systems are designed to optimise the efficiency of heat pumps so not only is your renewable energy heating system more efficient overall, it is delivering a constant, controlled heat and can help reduce running costs and your carbon footprint at the same time.
Advantages of Underfloor Heating - No Maintenance
As there are no moving parts to an underfloor heating system, there is little that can go wrong. If correctly installed, pressure testing of the pipes means any potential leaks will have already been identified at an early stage and dealt with prior to screeding. As a result, one more of the advantages of underfloor heating is there are no regular maintenance costs to incur unlike traditional convection heating.
Advantages of Underfloor Heating - Comfort
One of the many floor heating advantages is that underfloor heating heats the whole floor area in which you live. This generates the opposite heat cycle to that of conventional heat sources and results in warm feet and consistent room temperatures. Compared to conventional radiators, an underfloor heating system generates more radiant heat as opposed to convective heat.
Advantages of Underfloor Heating - Freedom of room design
Another example of underfloor heating advantages is that floor heating allows you the freedom to design your room layout without compromise. You have the flexibility to locate your furniture where you wish, suiting your lifestyle needs and not your heating system as no space is lost to radiators.
Advantages of Underfloor Heating - Flexible Controls
Unlike traditional convection heating systems which are often controlled by a single thermostat, a floor heating system provides the flexibility to control individual rooms via thermostats. These can be easily programmed to meet the demands of a particular area instead of wasting energy and money heating areas of the property which are used less often than others.
Advantages of Underfloor Heating - Safety
With lower flow temperatures and no protruding radiators, installing and using a floor heating system means there is no longer a risk to small children and other vulnerable groups sustaining injury through burning.
Advantages of Underfloor Heating - Health & Well Being
Floor heating advantages are also demonstrated by the fact that an underfloor heating system produces less airborne dust than the amounts associated with radiators and convection currents. This is a real plus for asthma sufferers and people with allergies.
You can find more useful information regarding underfloor heating in our underfloor heating FAQ.