Underfloor Heating Installation, Trim, Ireland. The client was building a new build home and wanted to use underfloor heating in their rooms to create an even distribution of heat throughout the rooms. The client also chose to install Underfloor Heating as a correctly designed and installed underfloor heating system runs efficiently, ensuring that heat is rising from the floor throughout the room, rather than just spread heat via radiators. By installing underfloor heating the client did not have to install radiators, so could use every inch of space in the rooms to create stunning interiors, and no annual maintenance of radiators (i.e painting or bleeding). The underfloor Heating system also ensures silent operation and low water temperature means lower energy demands and thus lower heating bills, and lower CO2 emissions.
Technologies Used in Underfloor Heating Installation, Trim
Underfloor heating was used in this property due to the clients knowledge of the benefits and ease with which underfloor heating can be installed. underfloor heating provides cost effective, comfortable, unobtrusive heating in millions of properties throughout Europe and is rapidly becoming a mainstream heating choice in Ireland and Northern Ireland. For home-owners and architects looking to adhere to new, tighter energy efficiency regulations, and low carbon legislation underfloor heating has become a vital solution.
Heated floor area and number of zones: 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, Trim
underfloor heating costs
The installation cost of UFH in new build is comparable to a standard radiator system but it can provide 30% greater energy efficiency compared to traditional space heating
Grants and Incentives for Underfloor Heating Installation, Trim
No grants available on underfloor installations in Ireland or Northern Ireland
Additional Information for Underfloor Heating Installation, Trim
Underfloor Heating can be used with a diverse range of flooring materials, and is usually the home-owners choice. The flooring material chosen will have an impact on the heat output, so please allow for this when planning the interior of the room. The heat output of UFH systems in screeded floors is on average 100 W/m2; for timber floors it is generally 70W/m2.
Underfloor Heating trends have included new builds using both underfloor heating and a renewable energy system to provide the heat. For example a ground source heat pump, can provide up to 100% of the energy needed for underfloor heating, and thus also achieve massive carbon savings.
Recent research has also identified that UFH was something that would attract potential purchasers to a house, with one in five respondents finding it the most appealing and unusual feature.