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Underfloor Heating

Luxury warmth in every corner of your home

A warm water underfloor heating system is a highly effective and efficient way of heating your home that is perfect for a wide range of applications, including; new build, renovation or a single area such as a kitchen, bathroom or conservatory

Why Choose Us For Underfloor Heating?

Luxuriously Comfortable

With UFH, the heat gently emits upwards from the floor. This gives the luxurious feel of warm feet and a cool head without any cold spots or draughts common with radiator systems. UFH also warms any usually cold floor coverings, such as tiles or engineered wood.

Safe

UFH has no exposed hot or sharp edges – a safe option for young children and the elderly. It is also a good choice for allergy sufferers or anyone with asthma as the warmth provided is free from draughts and dust movements that can aggravate these conditions.

Highly Efficient

Warm water UFH uses far lower flow temperatures than a traditional radiator system, and because it covers a much larger surface area it is still able to heat the room effectively. For this reason, UFH is around 25% more efficient than an equivalent radiator system.

Why Are So Many People Choosing Underfloor Heating?

About Underfloor Heating

The concept of ‘heat rises’ is exactly what makes underfloor heating a great alternative over traditional radiators. Our underfloor heating system pumps warm water through pipes under the floor and adopts the principle that heat rises, where heat is evenly distributed in the area from below, leaving no cold spots in the room. When you think of underfloor heating, you think luxury. Warm hotel bathroom floors beneath your feet, heating them up to the right temperature. But you could indulge in this luxury every day, in the comfort of your own home, in any room.

Why Choose Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating provides the extra added benefit of keeping your feet nice and warm whilst your head stays cool, giving your body an even temperature. In comparison to normal radiators, which are less efficient as they provide heat around them which travels upwards.

Standard radiators have to work harder for you to feel the heat as they require the water temperature to be higher to work effectively. This is not the case with underfloor heating, as it disperses heat evenly in a room, requiring the water to be at a lower temperature for it to work effectively, which also allows your boiler to work more efficiently.

It is proven that underfloor heating systems are around 25% more efficient than an equivalent radiator system.

Underfloor Heating Is More Efficient

Think about stone, wood or tile flooring with underfloor heating built in, the heat is retained, which means that opening a window will not affect the amount of heat in the room. In comparison to normal radiators, the heat dissipates, as soon as a draft enters a room. This issue could be eliminated with an underfloor heating system.

Underfloor Heating Is Safer

Underfloor heating systems are also a safer option, in comparison to traditional radiator systems as they have no hot or sharp edges, which instantly makes it safer for children and elderly people. Allergy and asthma sufferers will also reap the benefits of underfloor heating systems, as the warmth provided is free from draughts and dust movements that can worsen these conditions.

Save Space With Underfloor Heating

If you like to avoid clutter in your home and are striving for a clean minimalistic look in your new build, renovation or a single area (like a bathroom, kitchen or conservatory) an underfloor heating system might be ideal for you. With our system you will be getting rid of a bulky radiator, that you would rather not see, as it would be out of view, but you would still be getting the warmth and comfort in your home. This feature of underfloor heating systems make them ideal for open plan living spaces and rooms such as kitchens where space is at a premium.

We believe that every home should keep you and your family warm in the best possible way, and we think that our warm water underfloor heating systems are a great alternative to provide you with comfort and toasty feet.

Underfloor heating is widely acknowledged as one of the most efficient methods of heating your home.
  • It can be used to heat one room up to a full house over two, three or four floors; the possibilities are endless.
  • Underfloor heating can be installed to be operated on an individual ‘zone’ basis or ‘whole house’ giving you ultimate control over your home’s heating and energy usage.
  • It can be used in conjunction with Nest Learning Thermostats, or similar devices, that can be controlled using a smart phone or tablet from wherever you are.

Underfloor heating is an energy-efficient, low maintenance and cost-effective way to heat your home.
  • By eliminating conventional radiators, you can free up wall space
  • Underfloor heating provides a constant even temperature throughout a space removing the risk of ‘cold spots’
  • Water underfloor heating typically runs at a lower water temperature than radiators making it more energy efficient.

A water based underfloor heating system will work with any type of boiler, including condensing, wood-fired, oil or vented. It can also be connected to a number of renewable energy heating sources, such as:
  • Ground source heat pump
  • Air source heat pump

Why Choose Omnia for Underfloor Heating

Omnia is an expert underfloor heating installer. We take pride in our work and our mission is to provide you with the best heating solution for you and your home. From the initial stages through to post installation support, we will work closely with you to ensure you’re 100% happy with your new underfloor heating system.

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Underfloor Heating FAQ’s

How do underfloor heating systems work?

Our underfloor heating systems work by pumping warm water through pipes under the floor, from a heat source such as boiler or heat pump the pipes are embedded in the floor. This is known as a ‘wet’ system. It adopts the principle that heat rises as the warmth from under the floor is radiated into a room.

Is underfloor heating cheaper and more efficient to run than electric radiators?

Yes, underfloor heating is up to 25% cheaper to run than radiators with a condensing boiler and up to 40% cheaper to run with a heat pump, according to EuRay 2005.

Is my property suitable for underfloor heating?

We carry out a free home survey so that you can see if your property is suitable for underfloor heating.

What do they do on a home survey?

We establish what system will best suit your home and be the most cost-effective and least disruptive option for you.

What do they check for?

We check for floor heights and areas you want to heat as our systems don’t have to be installed throughout the whole house.

Can underfloor heating be mixed and installed through old and new parts of a property?

Yes.

Do I need a special boiler to have underfloor heating?

No, any boiler will work. Underfloor heating works with gas, oil and LPG boilers as well as heat pumps.

Can I link underfloor heating directly off a radiator circuit?

Yes, you can. For example, we take out the radiators on the ground floor and we then blank all but one feed off and we will use that to run your new UFH system.

Is underfloor heating disruptive to install?

It can be, as each room has to be cleared and accessed, so ideally it’s a job best done before you move in. However, if you are just having one room done then it shouldn’t cause too much of a disruption.

How long does installation take?

The time of installation is different for each floor construction, and we will be able to advise on timescales at the quote stage.

What happens if there is a fault or a leak?

We pressure test each system thoroughly to ensure that there are no leaks. The only way the pipework will leak is if someone else damages the system, for example, by nailing something through the floor. However, if the pipe leaks at the manifold, it is a simple, 5-minute job to repair.

Do underfloor heating systems come with a guarantee?

Yes, the pipework is guaranteed for life.

Can I install a thermostat myself?

No, installing a thermostat requires electrical work that must be carried out by a Part P qualified electrician.

Can underfloor heating be used as a whole-house heating system?

Yes, it can and it poses many different benefits from decreased energy consumption to free up living space as radiators aren’t needed. Underfloor heating can be used as the primary source of heat as long as the rooms have the right amount of insulation. A heat loss calculation needs to be made to establish how much heat is needed to heat each room and whether the insulation levels allow underfloor heating to use a whole-house system. Heat loss calculations are carried out by a builder, architect or a heating engineer. There are also heat loss calculators available online, if you know the information.

What is the difference between heating from radiators and underfloor heating?

Radiators mainly work on the principle of heat convection, not radiation. Air is heated to a high temperature in the range of 65-75 degrees and needs to be moved from the radiator to the rest of the room. This is achieved using thermal currents of hot air moving to the ceiling, cooling and falling to create an air cycle. Underfloor heating systems use considerably less energy than radiator systems, heating the floor mass rather than the air.

Can I install underfloor heating without raising the floor?

Yes, if you are on a new build. However, you won’t be able to if you are renovating.

Do I need floor insulation?

Yes as this stops the heat from going into the ground.

How long before I can use my underfloor heating after screeding?

It dries at 1mm per day, although certain boilers do not have a UFH mod which considerably speeds the drying process up.

Which areas in the UK do you cover?

We cover Cheshire, South Manchester, Manchester and Staffordshire, in the UK.

Should I leave my underfloor heating system on all day?

Yes, the best way to operate UFH is to establish the temperature you are comfortable with and we then set the thermostat at that temperature. The system then just looks after itself.

How many rooms can be heated up using underfloor heating?

As many as you want, we can heat 1 room up to a full house over 2, 3 or 4 floors, making the possibilities endless. Whatever you need, we will design a system just for you.

If I have more than one heating system installed in my home, can it be controlled in one place?

Yes. We can install underfloor heating systems in individual zones or controlled all-in-one, giving you the ultimate power and control for your heating and usage.

Is there an app that can be used to control underfloor heating settings?

Yes, there is. We recommend Nest Thermostat that gives you the power to control multiple zones with simply your phone or tablet. However, we have many different other alternatives for you to choose from.

What information do I need to provide when I have decided that I want underfloor heating?

All you need to provide is a name, email and address and we will do the rest.

Where can I see underfloor heating systems in action?

We have sample products in our office, but special arrangements would need to be made if you actually wanted to see a system.

What’s the maximum thickness of floor covering?

There is no maximum and it all depends on the system you choose and the final floor covering that you wish to have.

Is the make-up of my existing floor suitable for underfloor heating?

This would be established on a site visit.

Will it work with my chosen floor covering?

It will work with any floor covering apart from solid wood due to the fact that solid wood is a breathing material and will shrink and expand at different times.

Are underfloor heating systems more effective than electric radiators?

Yes, they are. Warm water underfloor heating systems use lower flow temperatures than a traditional radiator system, and because it covers a larger surface area, it is still able to heat the room effectively. As a result, underfloor heating is around 25% more efficient and effective than a radiator system. It works by heating your home from the floor upwards, keeping your toes nice and warm and your head cool.

How do they fit underfloor?

On a new build, we set the pipes onto the insulation and it is then screeded over. Depending on the other floors composition, will depend on what system we use.

Is underfloor heating for me?

If you want to save money and energy, and want a heating system that is safer and will avoid clutter in your home or new build, our underfloor heating systems might be ideal for you. We believe that every home should keep you and your family warm in the best possible way, and we think that our warm water underfloor heating systems are a great alternative to provide you with comfort and toasty feet.

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