The Benefits of Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating systems produce radiant heat, probably the most comfortable and energy efficient form of heating available.

Radiant heating versus conventional heating

To understand the principle of radiant heat, imagine that you are standing outside on a cold, clear day. The ground below you is frozen, but when the sun hits your face you feel warm, despite the low air temperature.

Why? Radiant heat from the sun heats objects, like you, before it heats the air around you. You can be warm while the air remains cool and fresh.

Underfloor heating - tested and proven over 2000 years

The idea of using radiant heat to gently warm a large floor surface at a low temperature was mastered over 2000 years ago by the Romans.

While the technology has changed over the years, the concept is as sound as it ever was; heating a large area at a modest temperature (21-25°C / 70-77°F) produces the most comfortable and efficient form of heating possible.

Conventional heating - inconvenient and wasteful

Typical convection heaters can be noisy, inefficient, expensive and unsightly. They warm a room by intensely heating the air near them, relying on that hot air to move to the top of the room before cooling and falling back to a height where it can be felt.

This results in a stuffy, uncomfortable atmosphere with chilly drafts. It promotes heat loss through windows, walls, ceilings and roofs. And wasted energy is wasted money.

Healthier environment

Reduces risk of asthma and allergy triggers thanks to a reduction in the circulation of airborne allergens.

Eco-friendly

Greenhouse gas emissions are minimised due to efficient use of energy.

Cost effective

Room temperatures are easily regulated to meet your specific requirements, providing efficient and cost-effective power consumption.

Aesthetically pleasing

All of the heating installation is invisible - no vents or ducts.

Silent

All underfloor heating operating systems are completely silent.

Low Maintenance

No maintenance or cleaning – simply turn on and enjoy.

Radiant heating systems – quality and efficiency

Not only will underfloor heating improve the indoor air quality, silent underfloor heating systems require minimal maintenance and operate more efficiently than any other heating system while offering comfort and quiet, even heat. Heating on a room-by-room basis, with precise temperature control means a cozy, energy-efficient environment.

Madeleine Powley