Under Floor Heating FAQs
Q. Why is Under Floor heating superior to any type of radiators?
Radiators produce high temperatures in the immediate vicinity and lower temperatures at a distance. Also much of the heat given by a radiator is by convection resulting in higher temperatures at ceiling level and much lower temperatures at floor level, i.e. completely opposite to the ideal. Air currents are produced which cause discomfort and movement of dust. Floor heating mostly produces radiant heat. This results in a very even and stable room temperature giving a comfort level that is superior to any alternative type of heating.
Q. Why use Under Floor heating?
It provides a total and effective solution to room heating by being non intrusive, clean and silent in operation. The comfort of this type of heating is superior to any other system particularly when fitted under ceramic tiles, natural stone or marble floors.
Q. How does the system operate?
The operation of Under Floor heating is totally different to conventional radiator systems.
Unlike conventional heating systems which turn on and off by a timer, the Under Floor system does not operate in this manner. The heat is stored in the mass of the floor and once the floor is up to temperature the thermostat will maintain the heat in the floor and keep the perfect room temperature.
Q. What about energy efficiency?
Wall mounted heaters loose heat through the adjacent wall, whereas the losses from Under Floor systems are much lower. Virtually all of the energy given out by Under Floor heating is used to heat the room.