What is Underfloor Heating?

04.11.2020

Underfloor heating is a way to evenly and effectively add radiant heating to your home. Think of it as a large radiator under your floor but unlike radiators the heat is spread evenly throughout your home so you don’t end up with any cold areas.

Unlike radiators that just heat the air around them, underfloor creates radiant heat that gives you a warm, cosy and comfortable home.

Why Choose Underfloor Heating?

Underfloor heating is fast becoming a number one choice for home heating and for good reason:

  • Low Maintenance: Being virtually maintenance free is a big bonus for home owners
  • Efficiency: Compared to traditional radiators underfloor heating is a far more efficient option. When your floor heats up it holds the heat for a much longer time. Combine this with an energy efficient heat pump and you’re looking at huge savings on your home heating bill. Joule’s products are designed specifically to work at low water temperatures, improving the efficiency of the heat pump, reducing running costs and saving you money.
  • Comfort: There’s nothing comfortable about a cold, clammy or unevenly heated home. You will feel the difference with underfloor heating, as it warms up a room using radiant heat This more comfortable than heating a room by air alone, as you do with radiators. We get a similar feeling of comfort from the sun.
  • Wellbeing: With convection heating they allow for cold and damp at floor level which can lead to dust mites that can cause allergy’s. With the balanced level of radiant heat coming from underfloor this isn’t a problem. The evenly heated floor reduces the dust mites and alleviates allergy issues. You also don’t have the issues of dry skin and eyes that convection heating can cause.

What are my options?

Weather your building your first home or retrofitting your current one there are a variety of different floor constructions to choose from such as solid screed floors, suspended floors and floating floors.

Why not take the hassle out of choosing and talk to a profession at Joule today to see what option is best for you. Joule can provide a bespoke design for each and every project, stocking a wide range of underfloor pipe fixing systems designed to work with any type of floor construction. A detailed CAD layout will illustrate every aspect of the system to ensure that the installation can take place efficiently and to suit the build schedules of you and your builder.

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