Underfloor heating systems (UFH) can be run using most heating fuels. A conventional gas, oil or solid fuel boiler can be used with a water-based or ‘wet’ underfloor system. Alternatively, the underfloor heating can be powered by renewable technologies such as a heat pump.
With a wet underfloor heating system, a series of narrow pipes are connected to a boiler or other heat source via a manifold which circulates warm water throughout the floor to heat the space. As the heat emitted from an underfloor system is more evenly distributed than a radiator, the system can use water at a lower temperature. So it’s a more efficient and cost-effective way of heating your home.
Typically it can provide energy savings of up to 15% compared to traditional heating systems, and also offers improved design flexibility.