March 31, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Underfloor Heating

When it comes to underfloor heating, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration. Here at Pipeline Plumbing Services Ltd, we have written the ultimate underfloor heating guide! We cover off a few main points that you need to consider before getting an underfloor heating installed. If you prefer speaking to our team, simply call us on 01903 740538 or 07871 725133.

Do I need to service underfloor heating?

You will be glad to know that underfloor heating systems do not need to be serviced as much as a central heating system. This is because they are very easy to control once they have been installed. They do need to be looked at occasionally just to make sure it is working efficiently.

Electric Underfloor Heating Systems

Over the years, we have found that a lot of electric underfloor heating systems have issues only when it is not installed correctly. When you get an electric underfloor heating system installed, make sure to hire a qualified and professional heating engineer to avoid any issues.

Wet Underfloor Heating Systems

It is very easy to check the pressure and the flow rate of your wet underfloor heating system. Doing this will also help ensure that your underfloor heating system is working safely and correctly. If you need any assistance with this, we will be happy to go through this with you. Our engineers are available across Pulborough, Storrington and Billingshurst.

How Long Will UFH Last?

Underfloor heating system are known to last a lifetime therefore you do not need to worry about changing your heating system every couple of years, helping you save any future costs!

Why you should install underfloor heating in your new build house...

Adding underfloor heating at a new build stage gives you more control over the installation, especially when it comes to working with floor structure and completing all the necessary wiring and pipework. This is great because you do not need to break into any existing walls and floors.

Our underfloor specialists are on hand to guide you through the entire process, from creating bespoke layouts to installation. Here at Pipeline Plumbing Services Ltd, we have you covered!

Increases value of your new home

Over the past few years, underfloor heating systems have become a popular choice amongst homeowners. Not only does is it an efficient way of heating your home, it also attracts potential buyers when you are thinking of selling your home, increasing the value of your property.

Is Underfloor heating difficult to use?

Underfloor heating systems are very easy to use. They are also fully compatible with a range of smart thermostats so you can have full control over the heating in your home. You can also opt in to have multiple zones, allowing you to turn off the heating in the room you are not using, saving you money!

underfloor heating

Underfloor heating and air source heat pumps

Not only are the aesthetics of underfloor heating more desirable, but it also creates wall space. This is ideal for those looking to completely transform their home or new build houses, mainly because it is slightly easier to install underfloor heating with an air source heat pump. Doing this makes your home more energy-efficient and helps you reduce your carbon footprint.

To make sure that your home is suitable for a heat pump, make sure that your house is well insulated so the heat pump can run properly. If you are unsure of what type of underfloor heating you have or would like to install and have questions about heat pumps, get in touch with us by viewing our contact details down below.  

(More: Benefits of an air source heat pump)

What do I need to consider before installing it?

There are two main factors that you need to consider before installing an air source heat pump and underfloor heating. This includes the size of the heat pump, this is because the right size will help maximise the efficiency of a heat pump. The second factor is the addition of controls to ensure that the underfloor heating is correctly integrated with your new heat pump.

How do I maintain my underfloor heating?

Maintaining Electric Underfloor Heating

To be maintenance-free is to make sure that when you are getting your electric underfloor heating installed is that it is correctly safely installed. Many issues that occur with electric underfloor heating is that it is not installed properly. We recommend hiring a fully trained and qualified heating engineer to install this for you.

You will also be glad to know that unlike other types of central heating systems, electric underfloor heating does not require frequent servicing, especially because it can be easily controlled. But you should get it checked every now and again to ensure it is working correctly.

Maintaining Wet Underfloor Heating

Similar to electric underfloor heating, wet underfloor heating systems should also be checked to ensure it is working efficiently. A wet underfloor heating manifold connects the heating pipes and ensures precise temperature and pressure outputs. You can easily verify the system's working state, simply check the pressure to ensure it isn't beyond the recommended levels.  

Want to know more?

For more information about underfloor heating, get in touch with our team by calling us on 01903 740538 or 07871 725133 or send us a quick message using our contact form!

Latest Posts

Where courtesy meets excellence

We're here to help. Contact us today and we'll be more than happy to assist you.