Underfloor heating

The ultimate in home comfort and design flexibility

Underfloor heating is regarded as a premium solution for home heating, given the relatively high cost of installation. However, these systems are cost-effective to run, rarely need maintenance and offer the ultimate in comfort and design flexibility.

Heating the floor not only gives you luxurious warmth underfoot, it also heats the air evenly throughout the house, which means no draughts or cold hallways. All the working parts are hidden from view and there’s no need for ducting, wall units or floor consoles.

You can set the temperature you want in each zone for your ideal comfort level and keep the heat off in unused rooms. For maximum efficiency from your underfloor heating, the underfloor space should be insulated, including the concrete foundations.

One limitation of underfloor heating is that it doesn’t cool your house down in summer, and some people choose to also install a heat pump for that purpose.

You can choose from electric or hydronic (hot water) underfloor heating; the best option will depend on your needs and circumstances, including how much area you want to heat and whether you’re building new.

Electric underfloor heating  

Electric underfloor heating systems use flexible heating elements - cables, mats, or mesh - to heat the floor. They are easy to install under tiles, floorboards or carpet and are ideal for retrofitting into existing homes.

Stiebel Eltron makes mats are designed for under-tile heating, a popular choice in bathroom renovations. The mats are available in two styles – the first is designed for under-tile installation (the underfloor heating system) and the second type is an under-tile heating mat designed for installation in showers. The in-shower underfloor heating mat can help prevent mould by heating the shower base and drying the area quickly.

Hydronic underfloor heating

Hydronic underfloor heating systems are ideal for new builds and best suited for homes with large floor ideas. Instead of heating the floor with electric mats or cables, they use polyethylene pipes filled with water and an anti-freeze fluid.

The water is heated to 65 degrees and then passes through the pipes, circulating through the floors in a closed loop.

The Stiebel Eltron system heats the water with an air source heat pump, which extracts free heat energy from the air and converts it into useful heat. A heat pump hydronic system is more efficient than an electrical underfloor system, in much the same way that a heat pump is more efficient than an electric convection heater.

It is recommended that an underfloor heating system be run continuously over the colder months, as it takes much longer to heat up than other forms of heating. Once heated, however, the floor retains the heat for a long time.

If you want help choosing an underfloor heating system to suit your needs, our team is here to help. We can design and install a solution that suits your lifestyle and your home.

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