Under Floor Heating
First floor pipe routing
Underfloor pipe layout.
Underfloor pipe junction.

Underfloor heating has become very popular in the past few years to take that cold chill off those feet and create more space without radiators on the wall. Get underfloor heating in your home today!

What are the key benefits of Underfloor Heating?
Are you building a new residential or commercial property?

Are you considering retrofitting an existing property?

 

You’ll be pleased to know there are a multitude of underfloor heating benefits. Demand from consumers for underfloor heating continues to rise. As such, property developers are introducing it as standard to attract more affluent buyers. 

It’s worth getting familiar with the following benefits if you’re considering underfloor heating:

 

Comfort & Well being
Underfloor Heating is the most comfortable form of heating that you can install in your home. It’s the ultimate luxury of heat under the tips of your toes. Underfloor heating system works via radiant heat, which results in less air movement. Traditional radiators heat via convection, which in comparison causes draughts. With underfloor heating, you can relax in a draught free home for the ultimate experience of comfort and wellbeing especially on those cold winter nights.

 

Health Benefits
Underfloor heating can provide significant health benefits for people with respiratory problems such as Asthma. Because there are less draughts with underfloor heating, then dust isn’t blown around your room. Less dust means less dust mites. This is great news for anyone, but especially if you or a loved one suffer from Asthma or another form of respiratory disease.

 

Another health and wellbeing benefit might not be so obvious, but it’s very real. Traditional radiators can be a potential risk when they’re scalding hot. Especially when it comes to the elderly, or young babies on the move. Underfloor heating removes this risk, making your home a much safer place.

 

Cost Effective
Underfloor heating isn’t as expensive as you might think. Even with all of these benefits to account for. It’s a very competitive market which is good news if you’re considering installing underfloor heating. 

 

Flexible
A major benefit of underfloor heating is the ability to configure your system in a way that suits your needs. Installation can be carried out to maximise the key benefits very efficiently. Whether you’re installing a new ground or air source heat pump, or would like to connect to an existing gas boiler; MPN’s Underfloor Heating Systems are designed and configured to meet your specific requirements.

 

Sustainable
Climate change has become a reality. As such, most people have started taking more notice of the environment. 

Underfloor heating systems don’t require high temperatures to heat your room, which make them much more energy efficient. This reduces the amount of energy you use and will mean you spend less heating your home or office. There are a range of sustainable energy solutions when it comes to underfloor heating. In addition, underfloor heating uses a lot less copper than standard radiator heating systems, thereby reducing the environmental footprint.

 

Underfloor heating systems don’t require high temperatures to heat your room, which make them much more energy efficient. This reduces the amount of energy you use and will mean you spend less heating your home or office. There are a range of sustainable energy solutions when it comes to underfloor heating. In addition, underfloor heating uses a lot less copper than standard radiator heating systems, thereby reducing the environmental footprint.


Renewable Underfloor Heating Solutions

Renewable underfloor heating solutions are a great alternative to oil and gas boilers, and are much more energy efficient. With rising energy prices and finite reserves of fossil fuels, it’s important to consider renewable energy options if you want a truly sustainable underfloor heating system. Not only will you be doing your bit for the environment, you’ll also save money in the long run.

 

To emphasise the importance of reducing our carbon footprint, the government have introduced a domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. The RHI scheme is a financial incentive that promotes the use of renewable energy sources. You can find out more about it here.
 
Heat pumps are among the best renewable underfloor heating solutions available. They’re energy efficient, cost effective and even qualify for the government’s RHI incentive program. Since they’re also hidden out of sight and are effective all year round, they’re a very attractive solution.
Heat Pumps
 
Heat Pumps take heat from the ground, air or water and use it for both space heating and hot water. To help explain how they work, imagine a fridge that’s operating in reverse. A fridge takes heat from the food you put in it, and pumps that into the kitchen, keeping the food cold. Heat pumps take heat from the ground, air or water, and pump it into your property, keeping it warm
 
 “Underfloor Heating is 40% more efficient than Radiator Systems when used with Heat Pumps”
 
Heat pumps do use electricity, and so have a certain amount of impact on the environment. However, the energy they absorb from the air, ground or water is constantly being renewed making them extremely efficient overall.

 

There are a number of options available depending on the resources available to you:
 
Air Source Heat Pump
 
An Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) is a system that absorbs heat from the outside airand turns it into useful heat energy. They can even absorb heat when the outside temperature is as low as -15 °C. This heat energy can be used for both space heating and domestic hot water.
Some benefits of ASHPs are:
* Lower energy bills than traditional oil or gas systems
* A reduction in your carbon footprint when changing from oil or gas
* Maintenance is minimal
* No more fuel deliveries
* Easier to install than ground source heat pumps
* Lower energy bills than traditional oil or gas systems
* A reduction in your carbon footprint when changing from oil or gas
* Maintenance is minimal
* No more fuel deliveries
* Generally more efficient than ASHPs


For more information about sustainable heating solutions using air source heat pumps with underfloor heating visit the National Energy Savings Trust website.


Ground Source Heat Pump
 
A Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) is a unit which absorbs heat either directly or indirectly from the ground. This is done by extracting and re-injecting water from an aquifer (direct) or by using a ground heat exchanger (indirect). A closed loop of pipework buried within the ground (vertically or horizontally) is called “the exchanger”.  It then upgrades this low temperature heat into useful higher temperature heat energy for space heating and domestic hot water.


Some benefits of GSHPs are:
For more information about sustainable heating solutions using ground source heat pumps with underfloor heating visit the National Energy Savings Trust website.
 
 

 

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