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How Does Underfloor Heating Work?

Underfloor heating is an efficient heating approach which warms people and objects from the ground up. Underfloor heating can be up to 30% more efficient when compared to traditional radiators.

The two types of UFH are wet (hydronic) and electric. A wet underfloor heating system carries hot water through pipes to distribute heat across the room. An electric system uses mats or loose cables, connected to your mains electricity supply.

The best solution for your home may vary depending on your project. Contact our knowledgeable staff to let us guide you through the process.

Radiant Heat

The entire floor surface is uniformly heated. Efficient distribution of heat ensures a consistent and comfortable level of warmth.

diagram showing air temperature in a home using underfloor heating

Convection Heat

Radiators heat specific areas within a space. This method leads to an uneven distribution of warmth. The temperatures throughout the room can vary as a result.

diagram showing air temperature an circulation in a home using radiators

Main Benefits of Underfloor Heating

UFH is an ideal choice for all types of homes, offering a range of benefits. Underfloor heating provides even heat distribution, reduces heat loss, and enhances comfort. At VPS we provide top-quality underfloor heating solutions tailored to your needs.

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Our team of design experts creates custom underfloor heating solutions that are tailored to your space. We evaluate factors such as room size, insulation, and flooring materials to design the perfect underfloor heating system.

Our experienced design engineers use CAD software to produce accurate layouts. Heat outputs are calculated based on different floor surface materials and flow rates. With every order, you receive a detailed design including pipe layout and various heat calculations.

underfloor heating (UFH) design engineering creating a pipe layout on a computer.

Why choose VPS?

UK Based

Located just outside Glasgow, our warehouse is well-stocked with underfloor heating products. Holding a large stock eliminates waiting times, allowing you to complete your projects on schedule. Next-day delivery is available.

Quality Products

We stock and supply high-quality brands and materials. Due to solid ties with our suppliers, we do so at competitive prices.

Underfloor Heating FAQ’s

We have answered a few common questions. If you need some advice, give us a call.

The cost of materials can vary. Factors affecting this Include the type of system, the size, the quality of materials, and installation requirements. Here is a general overview of the costs of UFH materials:

Water UFH:

Pipe: Cost will vary depending on the quality of the pipe used.
Manifolds: Manifolds are required to distribute the heat through pipes. The cost of manifolds can vary based on the number of zones and quality.
Pump and mixing Valves: These components are essential and can vary in cost based on brand. We only sell premium products using Grundfos pumps and ESBE mixing valves.
Thermostats: Costs vary depending on the number of zones and type of thermostat.

There are wide variations in the prices charged by different merchants. Researching both quality and price is crucial to obtaining a well-rounded perspective.

  1. Electric UFH:

Mats or Cables: The primary component is the cable or mat. The cost of these materials depends on the brand, quality, and coverage. Higher-quality, more efficient cables or mats may be more expensive.
Thermostat: The thermostat you choose to control the electric system will vary in price depending on the features and brand.
Floor Insulation: Installing insulation beneath the underfloor heating cables or mats is necessary to improve efficiency and reduce heat loss. The cost of insulation materials will depend on the type and thickness required.
Other Accessories: You may need additional materials like adhesive, adhesive tape, and floor sensors for the thermostat.

We help you assess your needs and provide a detailed underfloor heating quote. We consider your unique requirements and suggest the best materials for your system. It is valuable to consider the cost of installing underfloor heating.

UFH can contribute to improved air quality. Traditional radiator systems can distribute dust and allergens throughout a room. UFH operates without the need for air movement which can have several positive effects on indoor air quality:

Reduced Airborne Particles: The system functions without air circulation, meaning it does not stir up dust or other airborne particles. A benefit to underfloor heating for people with breathing conditions or allergies.
Allergen Distribution: Forced-air systems can distribute allergens like dust mites, pollen, and pet hair. Our systems do not rely on air movement, reducing the distribution of these allergens, and leading to cleaner air.
Decreased Mould Growth: Underfloor heating can help maintain an even temperature throughout a room, reducing cold spots where condensation can occur. A heated underfloor can contribute to lower humidity levels and decreased potential for mould growth.

It is important to note that other factors in the indoor environment play a role. Regular cleaning, and proper ventilation, can complement the positive effects of underfloor heating systems on air quality.

It is important to consider materials and designs when selecting furniture suitable for UFH. Here are some tips:

Choose Furniture with Legs: Furniture with legs allows heat to circulate, preventing the obstruction of the system.
Opt for Good Heat Conductors: Generally, materials that conduct heat well, such as wood or metal, are suited to a heated underfloor. These materials help distribute the warmth across the room.
Avoid using flat-based furniture: Flat-based furniture will prevent heat distribution from your floor. This is important for electric underfloor heating and could cause the elements in the mat to overheat. If you keep some flat-based furniture, design around these items.
Use Rugs Wisely: Choose lighter materials with a low tog rating to allow heat to pass through. Avoid using thick, heavy rugs that may trap heat.
Monitor Temperature Settings: Be mindful of the temperature of your UFH. If the heating elements are too hot, sitting on furniture directly above them can be uncomfortable.

Choosing appropriate furniture will improve the comfort and efficiency of your home.

UFH offers several advantages, including:

Enhanced Comfort: UFH provides a uniform and consistent heat distribution throughout the room. Heated floors eliminate cold spots and result in a comfortable environment at floor level, where people spend most of their time.

Energy Efficiency: Underfloor Heating systems operate at lower temperatures compared to radiators. This results in reduced energy consumption and lower running costs. UFH is an eco-friendly solution with lower carbon emissions.

Improved Aesthetics: heated flooring eliminates the need for bulky radiators, creating a clutter-free living space. Increasing the available space can enhance aesthetic appeal and provide freedom in terms of furniture placement. 

Health Benefits: UFH can promote better air circulation for those with allergies or breathing conditions.

Suitable for Various Floor Types: UFH can be installed under all floor coverings like tiles, wood, laminate, and carpet. Underfloor heating is adaptable to different room designs and personal preferences.

When choosing a system it is essential to consider various factors. Begin by selecting a system that aligns with your project. Following this, tailor the installation to meet your specific requirements. Consider the desired level of control and system efficiency. Our team at VPS Underfloor Heating is available to provide expert advice and assistance.

VPS stocks a range of underfloor heating thermostats. For multi-zone kits, a thermostat is required for each zone. The thermostat records the temperature in the area and sends a signal to the rest of the system.

We have a full range of Heatmiser and Salus controls including wireless and wired thermostats. Options for smart thermostats allow your system to be controlled via a smartphone, tablet or PC.