Throughout the years, home heating has changed and evolved. For decades, the only option that people had for heating their homes was burning wood or coal. As technology advanced, new types of furnaces and radiators were introduced that relied on electricity or natural gas to provide heat. Even more recently, additional innovative heating solutions have been introduced that are revolutionizing the way that people heat their homes.

Underfloor heating is the perfect example of this. As you might guess, these systems are installed underneath the flooring of a home. They are designed to use radiant energy to provide heat to the space. In essence, they consist of a series of electrical wires or water-filled tubes that heat up to a certain temperature. The heat from the system is then transferred to the flooring material itself where it then radiates upward into the room. In essence, the entire floor is turned into a heater.

From an environmental standpoint, these systems tend to be a great choice. They provide a highly efficient way of heating a home. Very little heat is lost during the process, meaning that not a lot of energy is wasted. This is in sharp contrast to traditional heating methods such as forced air heat or radiators.

For instance, with a forced air heating system, heat is generated using a furnace that is located at a central point in the home. This heat is then distributed through a series of ducts throughout the home. As the heated air travels through the duct system, heat is continually lost. By the time the air arrives at its final destination, it usually has cooled down significantly. This type of system is quite inefficient since a lot of heat is lost during the process.

Underfloor systems are much more efficient. For one thing, the heat is created in the room where it will be used. Instead of having to be moved through ductwork, it rises directly up into the room from the floor, minimizing the amount of heat that is lost. This can significantly reduce the amount of energy that it takes to heat a home.

Another benefit of these systems is that the heat tends to stay in the part of the room where people actually are. Because the heat rises up from the ground, it is warmest in the low to mid-range parts of the room. This is in contrast to forced air systems or radiators where the warmest air tends to blow upward toward the ceiling. This is far too high to provide heat for the occupants of the room. By the time the air travels back down into the room, most of the heat has already been lost.

Because underfloor heating systems are so energy efficient, they are a smart choice for a modern home. If you are looking for a way to heat your home that doesn’t require a lot of energy, these highly efficient systems are definitely worth considering since they are capable of heating a room with very little energy loss.

Underfloor Heating

System of underfloor heating

Underfloor heating kit is the most economical form of heating because the entire process takes place at very low
temperature. The floor has to be heated to a temperature of 21 to 28ºC. Very
large heating surface ensures an even temperature distribution from the floor
to the ceiling. Since the peripheral blood vessels in the legs are farthest
from the heart, and the legs experience the lowest heat, floor heating systems
ensure optimal heating distribution to the human body.

Installation:

Installation of underfloor heating can either be done through the additional install of environmental and sound substrates such as
ceramic, stone, or other materials that don’t collect dust and don’t retain
allergens. Warm stone or tile floor allows your child to play on the floor
without the risk of catching cold. The floor temperature is regulated directly
via a thermostat with a sensitive floor probe. Each room has its own thermostat
and you have an option to regulate an individual room temperature if it is
necessary. Underfloor heating can be installed under all types of surfaces. The
recommendation is that the system should be installed under well-conductive
materials, such as stone and ceramics.

Installing underfloor heating beneath the wooden floor is
possible, it should only take into account the fact that wood has natural
moisture and heat dries it. Underfloor heating kit is completely safe from
exploitation, and they don’t require any maintenance. In the case of a possible
failure, they require minimal intervention on the floor. Wet underfloor heating
is much cheaper and more efficient and does not require any maintenance.

The installation of underfloor heating is quick and easy.
Heating networks are made of special heating cables made into very small cross
section. Heating mats are placed directly into the adhesive under the tile or
stone covering. The mats are particularly suitable for the reconstruction of
buildings because they do not raise the floor level when installed directly
into the adhesive. Almost all types of tile adhesives that are on the market
are suitable for this type of installation.

Wet underfloor heating

When it comes to the so-called wet setup, the heating pipes
are placed directly into the concrete floor covering. Surrender heat is great
but it is necessary that the concrete additives are added to reduce an impact
of air bubbles. There are several ways you can distribute pipes, mesh lining,
studs – rails, the system rolls etc. The key to this system is that the heat
goes upward to an entire room as well as down, thus affecting the heating of
the lower room.

The heating network can serve as a base and as a
supplementary heating, or as the effect of a warm floor. This type of heating
can be used all year-round, not just during the winter.