Regardless of the type of underfloor heating, this type of heating has a number of significant advantages over the traditional wall-mounted radiator system.
Radiators provide heat to a room by heating the air in the room, while underfloor heating systems transfer heat from a very large surface area that is only slightly warmer than the room itself. The floor surface is warmer, and the temperature and humidity level from floor to ceiling remains constant, which creates a more comfortable indoor environment.
Heated floors operate at low temperatures, resulting in significant energy savings.
As a result of the operation of the warm floor in the room, dust circulation is not formed.
The system is safe because there are no hot panels or hot edges in the room.
Given that there is no need to place heating elements in the room, there are more options for their installation and you can use the floor space in different ways.
The overall running costs for underfloor heating are also lower, and water-based underfloor heating can be combined with any type of heating – gas boiler, solid or liquid fuel systems. Underfloor heating is particularly suitable if a heat pump heating system is used.
According to European standards, the surface temperature of underfloor heating in residential premises should not exceed + 29C. This level of surface temperature ensures that the optimum temperature in the room itself reaches 20 – 21C. To achieve these temperatures, the liquid circulating in the pipes under the floor needs to be heated only up to + 35C. For comparison, a classic radiator system requires a water temperature of +65 to +80 C. So, heated floors allow you to save on energy costs.
It is possible to install the underfloor heating system into the walls, in this case the maximum surface temperature is + 50C, and such a wall already gives the effect of an oven. Such a system can be used where it is impossible to increase the height of the floor, for example, in historical, reconstructed houses.