The underfloor heating systems segment is dominated by Electrical and Hydronic underfloor heating systems. Hydronic is water-based and has two different installation driven models: wet and dry. The difference in the installation is merely in the laying of the pipes. Wet arrangements have the pipes running through the screed, whereas dry arrangement of pipes is housed in the floorboards. Conventional practice within the industry finds the dry version of hydronic and electrical heating relevant in renovation projects, while wet hydronic heating is considered ideal for new constructions.
Electric Underfloor Heating:
Ideal for single rooms, compatible with the pre-existing subfloor and delivering optimal performance without relying on the central heating system— Electric Underfloor Heating systems are equipped with an immediate response design to provide heating in very little time. With negligible meddling in the arrangement of the room— its layout scheme employs a series of electric wires or electric heating sheets installed below or inside the flooring. These are normally used on top of a layer of screed and a layer of floor insulation to prevent heat loss into the floor.
Running cost comparison between electric and hydronic systems clearly highlight the biggest limitation associated with electric underfloor heating: electric heating is more expensive than hydronic systems especially while heating an entire floor, which limits its usage to single rooms covering the lesser area. The danger of damaging floor coverings caused by overheating is another limitation of the electrical option, which warrants extra vigil to regulate the heating output controls.
At Buildworld, we stock top quality underfloor heating systems from leading brands such as Sunny and Warmup, bringing you the best in heating solutions for both residential and commercial projects. You can choose from electric underfloor heating systems to Room Thermostats to match your specific requirements.