Practical Guide for Underfloor Heating

by | Apr 7, 2022 | HVAC

underfloor heating, wet system, dry system

The warmth of the room temperature is very determining the feeling of the residents of the house when the long rainy season and floods surround some areas, which requires you to be confined indoors all day long. What comes to your thought when you are in such a situation? Has heating enough to answer the needs of you and your family? We don’t think so. You need underfloor heating.

Underfloor Heating? Why?

Many eventually think that having a room heater is enough to provide warmth in the house when the weather is cold. However, it turns out to keep your feet warm in the house when you decide to take off your footwear for a step, and it’s a lot more fun.

There are some reasons underfloor heating is so much more enjoyable than regular heating. First, the heating process that occurs under the floor is much more energy-efficient, certainly comfortable because it warms you from your toes; that’s not all; it makes you not have to add space or have wall displays that don’t match the furniture you have at home. You are freed from anything that needs an obvious appearance because the heater is located under the floor.

When you decide to install underfloor heating in your home, you will also be freed from installing the radiators that are usually there when you use normal heating. Not to mention, evenly warm floors will make the room temperature more pleasant and make you and your family feel at home in the house during winter or prolonged rain.

When you have a plan to do a home renovation and add heating to it, we recommend that you think about adding underfloor heating as the most appropriate choice. And, did you know that installing underfloor heating will help you reduce air movement on the floor surface, where when this condition occurs, it will help you minimize dust movement. This condition is perfect for those of you who have a dust allergy. How? Interesting right?

You Need to Know the Type Before Deciding!

Underfloor heating also has two different types, namely the type that uses a wet system and a dry system. In a wet system, don’t ever imagine you will walk on water; that’s wrong thinking. It is called a wet system because underground pipes will be connected to the kettle and use warm water from the central heating system.

The pipes used are also different, so there is no need to be afraid of leaks when they are installed. This is because the pipes used are special, unconnected pipes, and this type of system is usually considered maintenance-free. Interesting right?

However, usually, it will require quite a lot of expenditure if the floor of your house has a different height on the floor surface, so you need a few extras to be able to accommodate the pipes and create even heat throughout the room you want. However, if your house is spacious, we highly recommend that you choose a wet system for heating that is installed under the floor.

Underfloor Mounted Dry Heating System

What’s the difference with the wet system earlier? Of course, it’s different. Dry underfloor heating is usually available in the form of a heating cable. There are three types of materials that can be used when you choose a dry system.

First, using loose wire, this type of material is usually suitable for stone or tile floors and is ideal for those of you who have irregular-shaped rooms or lots of bulkheads. Second, with a material that is woven in the form of still suitable for types of stone and tile floors, this type is usually installed in a large room or bedroom. And the third is the foil base system which is usually specifically intended for laminate floors.

When it comes to price or how much money you have to spend when including this item in your home renovation plan, it will be cheaper with a dry system because the dry system is not disturbed by the floor structure in your home. The dry system can also help you have room heat that is more stable than if you choose the language system.