Estillon can get the best out of your underfloor heating system!
More and more houses and apartments are being heated by integrated underfloor heating systems. In principle, there are two types of underfloor heating system: so-called “dry” and “wet” systems. Dry systems are mainly electric systems while wet systems are installed in a layer of screed.
Traditional underfloor heating is linked to the existing CH system and this is the type of system most commonly used. Besides those which are CH-controlled, systems controlled by a heat pump are also growing rapidly in popularity. Both systems are based on the principle of heating the home using hot water which flows through pipes laid in the floor screed. The biggest – and also the most important – difference between these systems is the temperature of the water that flows through the pipes. The temperatures with a traditional system are significantly higher than those in a system controlled by a heat pump. It is true for all systems that the lower the inlet temperature, the more money you will able to save on your energy bills. However, this will affect your choice of floor covering: your options will be restricted if you choose laminate or carpet.
You can work out the combinations for yourself by adding together the heat resistance values (R values) of any screed, underlay and floor covering. If combinations exceed the applicability value, we recommend that you contact your underfloor heating installer.
Total applicability value for main source of heating: (0.13 m2K/W)
Total applicability value for additional heating: (0.17 m2K/W)
Total applicability value for heat pump: (0.09 m2K/W)