Underfloor Heating Pros & Cons – What are the Costs Involved?

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Underfloor heating

** Underfloor heating — is this heating alternative right for you home?
**

Underfloor heating is a great alternative to traditional radiators or
hot-air heating systems. And, at about £75 per-square-metre for pre-fitted
heating mats, is fairly affordable if you're thinking of renovating.

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*What is underfloor heating?*

Underfloor heating can be either a 'wet' system that pumps warm water
through pipes under


Source: www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/guides/underfloor-heating/


how are floors heated


Underfloor heating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Underfloor heating **

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*Underfloor heating and cooling* is a form of central heating and cooling
which achieves indoor climate control for thermal comfort using conduction,
radiation and convection. The terms /radiant heating/ and /radiant cooling/
are commonly used to describe this approach because radiation is
responsible for a significant portion of the resulting thermal comfort but
this usage is technically correct only when radiation composes more than
50% of the heat exchange between the floor and the rest of the space.^[1]

*Contents*

· 1 History
· 2 Description

· 2.1 Hydronic systems
· 2.2 Electric systems

· 3 Features

· 3.1 Thermal comfort quality
· 3.2 Indoor air quality
· 3.3 Sustainability—energy
· 3.4 Safety and health
· 3.5 Longevity, maintenance and repair

· 4 Typical installation details
· 5 Design and installation considerations

· 5.1 Technical design
· 5.2 Heat and moisture considerations
· 5.3 Building systems and materials
· 5.4 Control system (see Hydronic heating systems)

· 6 Sample - mechanical schematic
· 7 Modeling piping patterns with finite element analysis
· 8 Using thermography to observe underfloor systems
· 9 Economics

· 9.1 System efficiency
· 9.2 Efficiency considerations for flooring surface materials

· 10 Global examples of large modern buildings using radiant heating and
cooling
· 11 See also
· 12 References
· 13 Notes
· 14 External links

*History[edit]*

Underfloor heating has a long history back into the Neoglacial and
Neolithic periods. Archeological digs in Asia and the Aleutian islands of
Alaska reveal how the inhabitants drafted smoke from fires through stone
covered trenches which were excavated in the floors of their subterranean


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underfloor_heating

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