We have considerable experience in installing both electrical and wet UFH systems to very high standards, complying fully with building and electrical regulations.
How Underfloor Heating Works
Underfloor Heating is not new, the principles go back to Roman times. In Europe it is the system of choice and in some countries accounts for 70% of new heating installations.
A radiator system transfers energy into the room largely by convection. This convection results in the floor being the coolest part of the room and leaves a mass of warm air at ceiling level.
It also picks up fine dust from the floor and distributes it into the air and over the furnishings.
This can mean that much of the energy, which had been put into the room, is wasted and not in the area you want it to be.
An underfloor heating system heats mainly by radiation. This is the most natural and comfortable form of heating - just like the sun.
Radiant energy emitted by the floor is partly reflected by each surface and partly absorbed. Where it is absorbed, that surface becomes a secondary emitter.
After a while, all surfaces become secondary emitters. Furnishings themselves radiate energy and the room becomes evenly and uniformly warmed. The energy reaches into every corner of the room - no cold spot, no hot ceilings and no cold feet.
The heat is concentrated where it is most needed for human comfort and energy efficiency.
The Speedfit Underfloor Heating System offers many benefits to the consumer. Some of these are shown below.
It is simple to install, requiring the minimum of effort and little maintenance.
The system uses radiant heat, which is the most comfortable form of heating.
The system is unobtrusive and space saving which means that every square metre of floor and wall space can be fully utilised giving freedom of interior design.
Compared to radiator systems the UFH system is virtually silent running.
Dust is minimised and reduces house dust mites. Reduced numbers of hot surfaces and sharp edges reduce the risk of burns or injury.
The system reduces energy consumption and the loss of heat from the building surface is reduced.
The system is easy to control and the small temperature difference between the floor and the air means that the system is virtually self-regulating.
Underfloor heating is suitable for use with the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly heating systems including condensing boilers, solar power and heat pumps.