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Water Underfloor Heating

 
Underfloor heating is the most economical way of heating your home. Water based underfloor heating is widely used as an alternative to electrical Underfloor Heating throughout the world! The advantage of water underfloor heating or Hydronic Heating, is that a combination of different heat sources can be used to heat up your home.
 

 

Components:


1. Pipes

The pipes are built into the makeup of the floor during the construction phase. The pipes used are extremely tough and hard. It has an oxygen resistant layer to prevent oxygen entering the water in the pipes. The pipes have a life expectancy of 49 years.

Installation:
The pipes are either attached to spacers; fastened with saddles or strapped to the reinforcing with cable ties.

2. Manifold

The manifold is a series of valves where the pipes to the different rooms are connected. The manifold controls the temperature of the different rooms by opening and closing the valves.



3. Thermostat

A thermostat is used to control the temperature in every area. When the temperature drops below a specified temperature, the thermostat will open the water circuit to allow hot water to circulate through the pipes, heating up the area.

Water heating


4. Pump

The pump circulates the hot water through the pipes to release the energy to the room where it is required.
      



5. Heat Sources

An number of heat sources may be used to heat up the water that will circulate through the house.

  • Solar Water Heating
  • Gas Burner
  • Electrical Elements
  • Heat Pump