Underfloor Heating Installation, Dublin, Ireland. The client was building a new build home and wanted to use underfloor heating in their rooms to reduce the energy consumption by using low water temperatures. This would help to ensure low heating bills. The client also installed low energy radiators throughout the house to provide a comfortable environment with a combination of radiant and convected heat. Underfloor Heating also ensure warm and dry floors, which inhibit the growth of house mites, helping to benefit asthma and allergy suffers. Furthermore with the heat radiating from the floor, draughts are all but eliminated meaning lower dust levels throughout the house.
Technologies Used in Underfloor Heating Installation, Dublin
Underfloor heating systems work by distributing lower temperature warm water via a pipe network, hidden beneath the finished floor. The heat is then controlled via room thermostats to keep the correct room temperature in each room (zone) of the house. Thus underfloor heating can provide home heating solutions with high energy efficiency and low running costs, and is ideal for home-owners across Ireland are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint, and avoid the rising gas and electric prices. Underfloor heating is ideal for installation in new build, renovations and extensions. It can be linked in to an existing radiator system and is most effective when installed with renewable energy sources such as geothermal and solar.
Heat source: boiler
Pipe centres: 150 mm cc throughout
Floor construction: concrete (screeded) ground floor, timber suspended first floor
Financial Information for Underfloor Heating Installation, Dublin
Significantly less expensive to run than a conventional, radiator-based system. It has been proven that an energy saving of 15-40% can be achieved with underfloor heating.