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Underfloor Water Heating

Warm feet and a cool head is the kind of real environmental comfort Underfloor Heating Systems are purpose designed to provide.

Underfloor heating requires only low temperature warm water and is ideal for use with modern condensing boilers and heat pumps. With underfloor heating, comfort levels are high and running costs are low.

Underfloor Heating – A Brief History

Many people believe that underfloor heating is a recent idea, when actually; it has been around for over 2000 years. As the legions of Rome moved north, they realised the growing need to provide winter warmth inside both public and private buildings. Fortunately, an underfloor heating system was already available – the hypocaust, which translates from Greek as ‘heat from below’. These systems allowed hot air to flow underneath floors of buildings as the floors were raised – sitting on brick columns.

Underfloor heating has obviously come a long way since then, but the basic idea remains the same. Underfloor heating systems can now be installed in both concrete and timber suspended floors, along with many other floor constructions.

Features and Benefits of Underfloor Heating and Cooling

Space - Every square metre of your home can be fully utilised. Radiant floor heating allows you to design your home to suit you rather than your heating engineer.

Hygiene - Healthy indoor environment. There will be less dust and the hygienic environment will be improved, helping to reduce house dust mites.

Aesthetics - Radiant floor heating permits freedom for interior design. You can furnish as you like, no radiators to determine how the furniture should be placed.

Labour saving - Cleaning of the floors is easier and wet floors dry very quickly.

Comfort - Radiant heat will provide the highest comfort levels. Radiant Underfloor Heating is considered by some to be a luxury; the actual cost, however, is very competitive.

Silence - Compared to radiator systems, there is no noise.

Cost effective - Saves energy and running costs. Energy saving from 15-40% can be achieved with radiant underfloor heating.

Ease of control - Small temperature difference between the floors means the system is practically self regulating.

Economic - As Solutions Inspired Ltd is not just a specialist underfloor heating company, our price may be very similar to a radiator system.

Adaptable- The installation is fast and simple, when using our Underfloor Heating Systems.

Low temperature system - It is possible to use different heat sources – the water in the pipes can be heated by using oil burners, gas burners, solar energy, electricity etc.

Underfloor heating works by pumping a controlled flow of warm water from any heat source through plastic tubing embedded in the floor. Because the emitting area is large, sufficient warmth is provided even on a cold winter day with no need for supplementary heating.

Solutions Inspired Ltd supplies a complete package of high quality components including award-winning installation manuals and a full system design with bespoke CAD drawings showing all mechanical pipe work and valves as well as electrical connections. Tailored manuals are provided to suit the heat source whether conventional boiler or heat pump.

Solutions Inspired Ltd currently has over 60 different floor constructions, from solid beam and block to specific acoustic variations and timber-joisted floors. Whatever the project, we have a floor construction that will fit perfectly, and if we don’t then we’ll develop one.

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