With the ongoing development of underfloor heating technology there is almost no situation where underfloor heating could not be applied for technical reasons. Underfloor heating can be applied as a main heating, extensive extra heating or extra heating.
As a main heating all the heating is done by the underfloor heating, so radiators become therefore obsolete.
Extensive extra heating
Also called ‘ luxury extra heating ‘. The heat output is pleasant, but not sufficient to completely do without radiators. There will therefore always be a few radiators needed.
This is a system that allows just the coldness of the stone floor. Usually is it used in garages and the like. Because of the relatively large distance between the tubes is the ability of the heating completely insufficient for heating the space. So there will be an additional heating, in the form of radiators or otherwise.
When applying underfloor heating you can choose between two systems: heating by means of water or heating through electricity.
Heating by means of water
Most systems that are fitted by Incognito underfloor heating Edinburgh are water filled systems. In this system the floor has plastic pipes with hot water flowing through. The hoses are connected to a so-called manifold or distribution unit. This unit acts as conyrol unit between the floor heating and the central heating system. On the unit is a pump that provides circulation of the water in the underfloor heating system. There’s a thermostat that prevents water with a too high a temperature in the system (and therefore in the floor). This unit mixes (depending on the position of the thermostatic taps) hot water with colder return water (from the underfloor heating system) so that both the floor as the floor heating remains on temperature.
Heating by means of electricity
Here the heat is taken care of by applying elektric wires just below the floor tiles. As far as we are concerned, this system is only attractive when a fast heating time is required in combination with a not-too-prolonged period of heating (for example only one hour per day in a bathroom). In the scope of this article we don’t go into much detail here. When you have any questions please feel welcome to ask us using the link below.