Underfloor heating works by pumping heated water through a series of pipes laid underneath the floor of your property, radiating heat upwards.
Underfloor heating is an energy efficient way to heat your home, and an alternative to standard radiators. If you’re installing a ground source heat pump, or air-to-water air source heat pump, and are able to install underfloor heating at the same time, we’d recommend it, particularly on a new build. It’s more difficult, although not impossible, to install this system in an existing building.
Depending on the application, underfloor heating can make energy savings of 15-50% compared to traditional radiators.
Unlike radiators, underfloor heating doesn’t take up wall space. It also ensures that all of your floor space is usable.
Because the heat is distributed evenly, you’re less likely to have hot and cold spots. It’s also likely that you’ll have fewer draughts.
Underfloor heating can be a little more slow to respond than traditional radiators. However, there are various modern control systems available which will help, some of which can be operated from a smartphone.