Underfloor Heating FAQs
Is underfloor heating cheaper to run and more efficient than radiators?
Yes, underfloor heating is up to 25% cheaper to run than radiators with a condensing boiler, and up to 40% cheaper to run with a heat pump.
Is my property suitable for underfloor heating?
All new Irish & UK properties will be suitable for underfloor heating, as they meet strict guidelines on insulation and air tightness. Older properties can have underfloor heating too, thanks to retrofit solutions that offer high heat outputs.
Is the make-up of my existing floor suitable for underfloor heating?
Let our design team know. 9 time out of 10 it will be suitable.
Can you use underfloor heating on upper floors?
Is underfloor heating suitable for renovations?
Yes, we can design systems for renovations and retrofit projects.
Can underfloor heating be mixed and installed through old and new parts of a property?
Do I need a special boiler?
No, underfloor heating works with gas, oil and LPG boilers as well as heat pumps.
Can I link underfloor heating directly off a radiator circuit?
Yes our underfloor systems can be linked directly from a radiator system. Full system solutions can work alongside any existing radiator system.
Will it work with my chosen floor covering?
Underfloor heating works with most floor coverings. Your system designer will take the floor covering into account when specifying the amount of tube needed in the floor to heat the room effectively.
Is underfloor heating disruptive to install?
Our underfloor heating systems can be installed over any existing floor with minimal height build-up and on any floor level. Options range from installation over solid floors to solutions that can be fixed from above or below joists.
How long does the underfloor heating install take?
This differs with each floor construction and we will advise on timescales at the quote stage. Normally per man we can lay around 1000-1500 metres a day.
What is the best way to use my underfloor heating system?
This depends on the floor construction specified. Floating floors heat up more quickly than screed for example.
What happens if there is a fault or a leak?
There are no joints in the underfloor heating tube laid in the floor and the tube we supply has a design life of over 50 years. So, unless the floor is badly damaged, it is extremely unlikely that there will ever be a leak.