Underfloor Heating FAQ
As the market leader in the provision of underfloor heating for heat pumps, we understand that when considering underfloor heating you will have certain questions. Using our extensive experience and expertise, we have compiled this underfloor heating FAQ to provide answers to some of the most regular questions we receive.
Q: Will underfloor heating work with my heat pump?
A: Absolutely. Ice Energy are the market leaders in the provision of underfloor heating for heat pumps. We have the skills and experience to ensure your floor heating system is ideally complimented by your heat pump to maximise its efficiency and benefits to you.
Q: At what stage of the project should I install my underfloor heating?
A: This will depend upon the build / renovation schedule of your specific project. Generally, we would advise that the property should be watertight before the floor heating is installed.
Q: How long will my underfloor heating last?
A: The underfloor heating pipework is guaranteed for 25 years but should last well in excess of this. To ensure the longevity of the pipework and prevent any leaks, the pipework is fully tested during the install stage to detect any leakage and prevent issues later.
Q: What happens if my underfloor heating develops a leak?
A: In the unlikely event of a leak occurring, it will usually happen at the manifold as the pipes should have been pressure tested before installation. As a result this should make the leak very easy to locate and rectify cost effectively.
Q: Will underfloor heating restrict my choice of floor finish?
A: This is an important question which should feature in any underfloor heating FAQ. The correct floor covering should be carefully considered to ensure heat is not prevented from rising into the room. As you might expect, Ice Energy can give expert advice on floor covering to ensure the best results without restricting the design of your home.
Q: Can I retrofit underfloor heating into my property?
A: This is another regular entry on an underfloor heating FAQ. Installation of floor heating is obviously easier within a new build project, but if designed correctly, you can still enjoy the benefits of heating your property using underfloor heat on a retrofit basis. Ice Energy has successfully installed underfloor heating for a range of retrofit projects and has therefore gained extensive experience in this field.
Q: What underfloor heating warranties do you provide?
This is another important component of any underfloor heating FAQ. Understandably, you need to have the confidence that your floor heating system will stand the test of time. Our underfloor heating systems use PEX pipe that enjoys a 25 year product replacement warranty as standard and the system components have a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty providing you with the peace of mind that the floor heating product you are choosing is backed by industry recognised guarantees and warranty terms.