What is Underfloor Heating

What is Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating (UFH) utilises the concept of ‘heat rises’ to provide a great alternative over traditional radiators. Our underfloor heating systems work by pumping warm water through pipes underneath the floor from a heat source such as a boiler. This type of UFH is known as a ‘wet’ system. Underfloor heating is extremely versatile and works with gas, oil and LPG boilers as well as heat pumps.

What is a Wet UFH System?

The advantage of a wet UFH system is that it allows heat to be evenly distributed in the area from below, leaving no room for cold spots in the room. UFH has the added benefit of keeping your feet nice and warm whilst your head stays cool, providing your body with an even temperature.

Why is Underfloor Heating so popular?

Standard radiators have to work harder for you to feel the heat as they require the water temperature to be higher to work effectively. As UFH disperses heat in a room, it requires the water to be at a lower temperature for it to work effectively, which allows your boiler to work more efficiently. Offering a luxurious way of heating your home that also saves you money.

Underfloor Heating Can Save You Money

Did you know that UFH systems are 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.

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 where, as soon as a draft enters a room, the heat dissipates. This issue could be avoided with an UFH system.

Find out more and arrange a free survey on your home by calling Omnia on 01270 861100.