Underfloor Heating is not a new concept; the Romans used it to heat their homes and public buildings. However…. it is now a very popular, efficient and cost effective way of heating any home.
Highly workable multi-layer aluminium-plastic composite pipes, are now installed into the floor space at first build or retrospectively. The pipes form a mesh across the entire floor space and are connected back to a central manifold where individual rooms can be zoned off and controlled independently.
When the Underfloor Heating System is running, hot water passes through the pipes transferring heat from those pipes as efficiently as possible into the floor, effectively turning the entire floor surface into a large low temperature radiator. The heat radiates upwards from the floor,from the entire floor surface, delivering a very evenly heated room.
Underfloor heating offers some significant advantages over conventional radiator heating systems. More usable wall space, reduced heating cost and compatibility with renewable energy to name just a few. Another significant advantage is the property is maintained at a comfortable temperature throughout the day and night, unlike radiators which are only running at certain times of the day.
By building warm water pipes into the construction of your floors, the heat from them is transferred efficiently and evenly to the entire floor surface. This converts your floor into a large low temperature radiator that keeps you warm and cosy where ever you are in the room. Combined with individual room thermostats you can keep the temperatures in your home just how you like it.
New build or renovation? In a new building, incorporating underfloor heating is very straightforward. The pipes are installed into the floors during construction, and a system can be designed for every type of floor system. For renovation, the main consideration is floor height. If solid floors are being removed, again the heating pipes can be incorporated into the floor construction. Suspended floors present no problems as the heating pipes are fitted between the floor joists.
However, Correct Installation is essential to achieve this.
Poor under floor design, will cause the need for high flow temperatures, which results in high running cost, rooms not able to reach required temperatures and an uncomfortable home!
Efficient Renewables underfloor heating is tailor designed for each individual building, using the latest in design software, ensuring maximum heat with low flow temperatures. We install system right across Ireland.
So choose once, choose right… choose Efficient renewables!!
Contact Efficient Renewables for a free quotation for your new home or building