There are two types of radiant floor heating, electric and hydroponic (water based) Both provide heating in a room from the floor up for consistent, efficient warmth. Warm water systems run hot water through pipes to create heat, whereas electric underfloor heating heats wiring beneath the floor to generate heat.
Floor heating only needs to run at a temperature of 85 degrees degrees Celsius or less, depending on the floor finish, in order to warm the room there by consuming less energy, and keeping your energy bills far lower.
Heated floors provides warmth from the floor up throughout the room without any cold spots or stuffiness in the area being heated.
To summarize, unlike traditional radiators which can make a room feel chilly at times and too hot at other times, underfloor heating does not overheat instead, it achieves the desired temperature set by you using an on-the-wall thermostat.
Once installed, heated floors virtually needs no maintenance. The Warm up heating controllers will ensure that your heating runs in the most efficient manner either automatically with a Smart WiFi Thermostat, or, if you wish, with a programmable thermostat that can be programmed to ensure the heating comes on at certain times, giving you the option to switch it off at night time.
Underfloor heating gives you the freedom to design your home as you wish, making the most of all the wall and floor space. And you’re still free to choose the floor type that you want as floor heating works well with laminate, wood, tile, stone, and more.
When you have underfloor heating, you no longer need to worry about sharp edges or hot surfaces of radiators when younger family members are in the house. The heating system is safely tucked out of the way and won’t get too hot to the touch.
Heated floors is also much better for the air quality in a room since it keeps the air fresh and oxygen-rich. On the other hand, high temperatures caused by radiators increase discomfort and reduce oxygen levels. The thermal circulation from air rising to the ceiling and then back gets all the dust going in circles which will not happen with a floor heating system.