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Underfloor Heating Installation Specialists in Hampshire

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Enjoy the warmth under your feet with a professional underfloor heating system installation from the specialists at Hampshire Plumbers.

Underfloor heating is strongly recommended by our plumbers because it can heat up a whole room in minutes, whereas a radiator just heats up a small portion of the room which would take more time to warm up the whole room.

Hampshire Plumbers has a team of reliable and experienced underfloor heating installers in Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke and other parts of Hampshire, and are happy to bring you the best underfloor heating solutions at the lowest price possible. Our plumbers are able to repair, manage and install underfloor heating. We provide both water and electric underfloor heating systems.

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    Heat your home with the peace of mind knowing that every corner is warm with our underfloor heating system. We can install a range of systems for different sized homes so please contact us by phone or email and we will be happy to help.

    Our Hampshire underfloor heating system is second to none, whether it's for your new build or for the renovation of an existing property. Our high efficiency and revolutionary systems are compatible with a variety of different floor types which makes them perfect for any application. Whether you're looking for a new bathroom boiler or a wet room system, we can help you choose the right product to suit your needs.
    For domestic, commercial and industrial underfloor heating installation and repair services in Hampshire contact Hampshire Plumbers on 02380 791171.

    How Much Temperature Should Underfloor Heating Have?

    UFH hot water systems produce temperatures from 40°C to 65°C, which means that the actual floor temperature is on average from 23°C to 30°C. Electricity has higher unit costs, so electric underfloor heating systems may prove to be slightly more expensive. Since electric UFH is independent of central heating, you can heat a specific floor without having to heat the entire house and can normally use it in conservatories when you can’t extend the central heating system.

    Will UFH Increase My Energy Bills?

    Water underfloor heating systems require less energy, which leads to a lower monthly energy bill. By using a programmable timer with an electric floor system, you can heat some areas of the floor throughout the house. UFH floor systems can be designed to work independently of central heating.

    Our team of professional heating installers will guide you through every step of the underfloor heating installation process, ensuring that your home is warm and comfortable every single day and year-round. 

    What is Radiant Underfloor Heating?

    Radiant underfloor heating, also called underfloor heating (UFH), is an innovative heating method that provides warmth and comfort in your home by being installed under the floor. 

    The use of underfloor heating was first developed by the Romans for heating marble floors. Underfloor heating is a practical solution for conventional heating. It is energy efficient and saves a lot of space compared to alternative radiators.

    How Underfloor Heating Works

    Underfloor heating is the heat provided by pipes running beneath the floor surface. The pipes are heated electrically or water (hydraulically), and the heat is evenly distributed on the floor. Underfloor heating provides even, pleasant warmth in the room from scratch. 

    If there is radiant heating in the floor, there is often talk of radiation floor heating or simply floor heating. Despite the name, underfloor heating largely depends on convection. The natural heat circulation in a room increases when the air heated by the floor is heated. Underfloor heating systems differ significantly from radiation panels used in walls and ceilings. 

    Electric radiation heating systems buried in thermal masses (e.g., between cement board and ceramic tiles) can store heat for a long time, even when the power is turned off. Electric underfloor heating systems offer a discreet way of heating the floor. With the correct temperature setting, it is difficult to see the radiation heat.

    Underfloor Heating With Boiler

    The hydraulic floor heating system uses a boiler to produce hot water, then pumps it through plastic pipes that are installed under the heated surface. 

    Both systems are based on a suitable structure that generates even heat when set to the best room temperature. Both systems consist of a continuous row of hoses under the floor that are managed by a sensor-responsive thermostat.

    Benefits of Low-temp UFH

    Low-temperature underfloor heating is installed in the floor or under the floor covering. Therefore, it does not take up wall space, pose a risk of burns, or pose a risk of injury due to accidental contact. In addition, underfloor heating with liquid-filled pipes is suitable for heating and cooling in explosion-proof environments; this is where combustion devices and electrical devices can be located outside of a potentially explosive atmosphere.

    Combining UFH With Radiators

    A good compromise is the installation of underfloor heating on the ground floor, with radiators on the first floor to meet the various requirements for living rooms and bedrooms; since many people still want heated towel rails in their bathrooms, it’s important to consider where the heat will be felt. Special UFH controls are necessary to ensure comfort, responsiveness, and energy efficiency. Heating and cooling under the floor takes more time than radiators. Programmable controls are necessary to overcome this delay. 

    Underfloor heating as an independent type of heating is usually sufficient. For example, a poorly insulated room with lots of glazing may not be fully heated when it is cold outside, meaning additional insulation or heating may be required. Underfloor heating is a good choice for heating a kitchen, especially when it’s an open-style kitchen.

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    Are you considering the installation of underfloor heating in one room, on the entire ground floor, or anywhere in your home?

    Underfloor heating is one of the cheapest ways to heat your home, saving you money in the long run.

    Find out about the operating costs as well as the pros and cons of underfloor heating in your home.

    Call us now to ask for our lifetime warranty and free next-day delivery.

    Underfloor Heating vs. Radiators

    Underfloor heating systems are considered expensive and difficult to install, especially in older homes.

    However, underfloor heating can be operated more economically than other systems.

    The typical flow temperature of a radiator system can be up to 70°C. This is a significant difference if underfloor heating can operate at a flow temperature of 35°C. This makes it cheaper to use UFH while offering the same comfort as a conventional radiator.

    Insulating Underfloor Heating Systems

    For rooms on the floor, the required insulation depends on the product selected.

    These slightly more difficult installations require floor heating systems that can be installed on floors without a hard surface, often on suspended wooden surfaces, or on strips.

    We recommend using a solution that includes insulation in the design in order to ensure it matches your requirements.

    Disadvantages of Electrical Underfloor Heating

    The disadvantage of electric underfloor heating is that its operation is generally more expensive than water floor heating, depending on whether you have a cheap electricity supplier.

    If you plan to put it in your home, it may be advisable to limit it to smaller areas such as bathrooms.

    Alternative to Underfloor Heating System

    An air source heat pump transfers heat absorbed by the outside air to an interior, such as an office, home, or building, via a wet central heating system used to heat radiators and provide hot water.

    The system works like a fridge. Air heat pumps can also be used as a cooling system in the summer months.

    Air heat pumps are usually installed outside the home, office, or building with enough space.

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    Types of UFH Systems

    There are two main types of underfloor heating systems: wet (hydraulic) and dry (electric). The hydraulic system pumps hot water through pipes under the floor to generate heat, and the electrical system uses electric coils under the floor to generate heat. The laying of hydraulic lines is crucial because heat gradually spreads through the pipe, unlike electric underfloor heating. 

    In the case of wet underfloor heating, pipes are laid under the floor. In turn, the dry system works on electricity, which conducts heat through mats or loose cables through the floor. Imagine that these elements are similar to an immersion heater or kettle. Electric floor heating can be installed without affecting central heating. 

    Water floor heating systems are a network of pipes connected to a boiler, and they pump hot water through a room. Underfloor heating distributes heat more evenly than radiators, and they consume water with less heat than radiators. Pipes are thicker than wires; therefore, there must be enough space in the floor to install the system, or the floor must be slightly raised.

    Planning Your Underfloor Heating Project

    One of the most important things to consider when planning a floor heating system is the temperature of the water that gets to the floor, explains Stohr. The higher the temperature used, the faster the underfloor heating pipes are destroyed. The pipes deteriorate due to temperature changes after heating, as the pipes cool before reheating. 

    You may be used to radiators that heat the air, but underfloor heating raises the temperature from the bottom up. The stream of hot air cools, increasing and decreasing gradually. However, inside or on the other side of the room, the temperature remains low; in this case, you can feel cold places. On the other hand, underfloor heating allows heat to spread evenly throughout the room, leaving no cold spots.

    How Underfloor Heating Works

    It should be noted that underfloor heating systems are radiant, which means that they do not heat or move air. Instead, radiation directly heats objects inside and the environment itself, such as walls, tables, chairs, and of course people. Underfloor heating also has the advantage of not being visible. 

    Underfloor heating, as an independent type of heating, is usually more than sufficient. For example, a poorly insulated room with lots of glazing may not be fully heated when it is cold outside, meaning additional insulation or heating may be required. Underfloor heating is a good choice for heating a kitchen, especially when it’s an open-style kitchen.

    Hydraulic vs Electric Underfloor Heating Systems

    When choosing between hydraulic and electric floor heating, both have advantages and disadvantages. Simply put, electricity offers less capital investment, but hydraulic is much cheaper to operate. For smaller applications, electricity is cheaper; for example, a bathtub only needs to be heated for three months out of a year. 

    A good compromise is the installation of underfloor heating on the ground floor, with radiators on the first floor to meet the various requirements for living rooms and bedrooms; many people still want heated towel rails in their bathrooms. Special UFH controls are necessary to ensure comfort, responsiveness, and energy efficiency. Heating and cooling underfloor take more time than radiators. Programmable controls are necessary to overcome this delay.

    Floor radiation systems are ideal for renewable energy sources, including geothermal systems, solar systems, or systems where waste heat can be recovered.

    Using Low-temp Underfloor Heating

    Low-temperature underfloor heating is installed in the floor or under the floor covering. Therefore, it does not take up wall space, pose a risk of burns, or pose a risk of injury due to accidental contact. In addition, underfloor heating with liquid-filled pipes is suitable for heating and cooling in explosion-proof environments; this is where combustion devices and electrical devices can be located outside of a potentially explosive atmosphere.

    Eliminate Cold and Draughts With Underfloor Heating

    Underfloor heating is very suitable for renewable technologies, such as heat pumps, and they can help prevent cold spots and draughts in the home.

    In addition, radiators are no longer needed. In turn, this provides greater design flexibility for furniture placement. 

    It is also a great solution if you prefer an open plan living space.

    Underfloor Heating Costs

    Underfloor heating costs can range from around £20/m2 to £40/m2 installed. These numbers vary depending on the size of the property, the heating requirements of the building, and whether it is a new building, conversion, or renovation.

    If you want to pair an underfloor heating system with a heat pump, it is good to choose a company to supply and install the system.

    Both are complex systems. As a result, it can be difficult to make the entire heating system work in perfect harmony, but it’s not impossible.

    Statistics

    These are some facts or statistics:

    • Underfloor heating can be operated more economically than other systems.
    • Studies have shown that 74% of homeowners would pay at least £1000 more for buying property with this feature, and every tenth person would pay £5000 or more; this is an investment that can pay for itself.
    • Compared to a heating system with a radiator alone, UFH is estimated to be 25% more efficient in combination with a modern condensing boiler and up to 40% cheaper in combination with a heat pump.
    • According to estimates, efficient central heating already increases the value of the house by 9%.
    • Wet underfloor heating systems are 30% more efficient than radiators, distributing heat evenly at a lower temperature.
    • Electrical systems are generally cheaper to install, but they can be up to 40% more expensive than wet underfloor heating systems.
    • The average daily costs are based on keeping the room warm for 12 hours at a 25% duty cycle.
    • Underfloor water systems are 25% more efficient than radiators when operated with a conventional boiler because they use water heated to a lower temperature (50°C compared to 70°C to 90°C).
    • Installation of underfloor heating is more expensive than a comparable radiator system; they usually cost 20% to 50% more.
    • People want more energy-efficient homes, and a system that reduces energy consumption by 15% (compared to a radiator system) cannot be ignored.
    • Installation of underfloor heating is more expensive than a comparable radiator system; it usually costs 20% to 50% more.
    • People want more energy-efficient homes, and a system that reduces energy consumption by 15% (compared to a radiator system) cannot be ignored.
    • Compared to a heating system with a radiator alone, UFH is estimated to be 25% more efficient in combination with a modern condensing boiler and up to 40% cheaper in combination with a heat pump.

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