The benefits of underfloor heating (UFH)
Warm water UFH (also known as ‘wet underfloor heating’) is unlike any other heating system.
- Highly efficient
Warm water UFH uses far lower flow temperatures than a traditional radiator system. Because it covers a much larger surface area it is still able to heat the room effectively. For this reason, underfloor heating is around 25% more efficient than a radiator system.
- Perfectly suited to open plan living
UFH is an ‘invisible’ heating system as the tube is hidden beneath the floor. This frees up wall space, ideal for open plan living and rooms such as kitchens where space is at a premium.
UFH has no exposed hot or sharp edges – a safe option for young children and the elderly. It’s great for allergy sufferers as it provides warmth free from draughts and dust movement that can aggravate conditions.
- Luxuriously comfortable
With UFH, the heat gently emits upwards from the floor. This gives the luxurious feel of warm feet and a cool head without any cold spots common with radiators. UFH also warms any usually cold floor coverings, such as tiles or engineered wood.