An underfloor heating system is an advanced heating system that is becoming increasingly popular. Unlike traditional radiators, which are often perceived as bulky and disturbing, an underfloor heating system provides an efficient and unobtrusive solution for heat regulation in buildings.
What is an underfloor heating system?
Quite simple! A network of underfloor heating pipes is installed below the floor covering. Hot water flows through these pipes via an underfloor heating manifold. Individual thermal actuators on the manifold control the heat supply in the individual circuits by means of thermostats. The heat is then dissipated directly to the floor, which in turn emits it evenly to the entire room. This radiation system provides a pleasant and uniform heat distribution without causing unpleasant air circulation.
What are the advantages of the underfloor heating system?
An underfloor heating system provides numerous advantages. First of all, it provides a comfortable room temperature and prevents cold floors, even in the coldest months. Secondly, it enables more efficient use of the available space as no bulky radiators are needed on the walls. This will give you extra space for furniture or decoration. Moreover, an underfloor heating system can lead to savings in energy costs as it can be operated with lower flow temperatures if the underfloor heating system is water-powered. This makes the system particularly effective and the first choice when using heat pumps.
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Frequently asked questions:
How does an underfloor heating system work?
For an underfloor heating system, a pipe coil is laid in screed and warm heating water flows through it. The heat is dissipated to the floor and emitted into the room. Thus, constant heat with low dust circulation is generated. Due to the low flow temperatures of the heating water, the underfloor heating system can be particularly recommended for the use with a heat pump.
What components belong to an underfloor heating system?
In addition to a heating manifold for the different pipe coils in the floor, a UFH actuator for opening and closing the line are just as much a part of it as a room thermostat. This is required so that the actuators can be switched depending on the room temperature. In old-building renovations, radio technology is frequently used between the room thermostats and actuators.
What are the advantages of underfloor heating?
Comfortable indoor climate: An underfloor heating warms the floor evenly and emits the heat from the bottom upwards. This creates a pleasant and consistent indoor climate without cold floors or draught. Underfloor heating systems usually operate with lower flow temperatures than traditional radiators. This can save energy, especially in conjunction with modern heating systems such as heat pumps. As radiators do not need to be mounted to walls, an underfloor heating provides more freedom with interior decorating and allows for an optimal use of the available space. Moreover, underfloor heating is invisible as it is located below the flooring. This makes for an aesthetically appealing interior design without any visible heating elements. Due to the large-area heat emission, the heat is evenly distributed in the room, and no hot or cold zones are created like it can be the case with traditional radiators. For people suffering from allergies, underfloor heating provides the advantage that no dust turbulence occurs as there is no convection like with radiators. Underfloor heating systems work without any noise because there are no movable parts or flow noises.
Does the underfloor heating affect the air quality in the room?
Underfloor heating can slightly affect room humidity by reducing the evaporation of moisture from the floor and other surfaces in the room. Compared to traditional radiators that strongly heat up the air in the room and withdraw moisture, underfloor heating tends to be somewhat gentler on air humidity. However, room humidity can be influenced by other factors such as ventilation, room size and number of persons in the room. Underfloor heating systems work without convection, which means that they do not create air movement in the room. This might result in dust and allergens being less distributed in the air than with traditional radiators. However, less air circulation can also lead to a deposition of dust particles and other harmful substances on surfaces in the room. Regular cleaning and ventilation of the room is, therefore, advisable to maintain a good air quality. Underfloor heating systems create a pleasant and comfortable interior climate as they distribute the heat in the room evenly. This can contribute to the people in the room feeling more comfortable and to a better room air quality.