|HEAT TRANSFER VENTILATION|
|GAS DUCTED FORCED-AIR|
|HOT WATER SYSTEMS|
|SOLAR WATER HEATING|
Hot water underfloor heating. It’s an efficient way to achieve whole-house warmth and comfort and, if an energy-efficient heating source is used, is relatively cheap to operate. A Hot water underfloor heating system delivers radiant heat that starts at ground level and slowly rises, creating a gentle heat.
How it works
During the construction phase, a system of pipes is embedded in the concrete floor. When hot water is circulated through the pipes from a central boiler or water heater, the concrete slab heats up and radiates a gentle, slowly rising heat.It's essential to ensure the concrete slab is properly insulated to ensure you are heating your home, not the world!
Why it’s good
- Very energy-efficient – water is four times more efficient than electricity at transporting heat
- Comfortable, evenly rising warmth that starts at the feet and doesn't feel stuffy
- Concrete slab continues emitting warmth after you turn heating off
- Room-by-room controls
- Low-maintenance – no ducts or grilles that require dusting
- Connect to a hot water heat pump for greater energy savings
How much will it cost?
Hot water underfloor systems are recommended for new buildings. There is a substantial initial investment required. On a smaller home we can integrate into domestic hot water to keep cost down. A hot water underfloor heating system can be combined with radiators to provide whole-house warmth in multi-storey dwellings.