Architects / Engineers - Underfloor heating
Should I recommend underfloor heating to my clients?
Underfloor heating is simply a way of transferring heat into a building. Using radiators is another way.
The floors of the house act like a giant radiator and they provide a steady, even temperature to the entire house. The type of heat from an underfloor heating system is far superior when compared to traditional radiators. A radiator system will have hot and cold zones in the house and as you walk around the house, you will be drifting from hot to cool areas.
With underfloor heating, the room temperature is identical in all areas, at all times.
You can connect a heat pump, condensing boiler, stove or solar to your underfloor heating system.
Is underfloor heating expensive?
No! For a typical 250m2 house, it might drive up the cost of the heating system by around €1,000, though you will have a much better heating system when compared to traditional rads.
Heat pumps work best if connected to an underfloor heating system in your home. You can use standard or low temperature rads upstairs if you have underfloor on the ground floor.
Can I retrofit underfloor heating into an existing building?
Generally it's not done. Technically it can be done, though it involves removing the entire floor structure of the house and replacing it with a new one. There is so much work involved in this, that very few people do it.
Can my client have underfloor heating downstairs and upstairs?
Yes they can. This is common enough as most people prefer underfloor heating in all areas of the house. See a typical section of a standard floor upstairs in a house with underfloor heating.
Does underfloor heating overheat a house?
Absolutely not. Once its installed correctly with the correct controls and left alone, the underfloor heating system works perfectly in all applications.
Will my client have a zoned heating system with underfloor heating?
Yes! If you have underfloor heating in your house, each room can generally be controlled to its own temperature. This gives individual zone, or room temperatures.
What do I need to get a price?
Just email us in the plans for your project and we will give you a budget price immediately.
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