With underfloor heating the image that immediately springs to mind is that of bare feet stepping out of a shower onto a stone floor. With underfloor heating that is not a problem. Without it you will need towels or mats to have some level of comfort. Of course it is a fact that underfloor heating is very much a system that is known for the benefits that it provides to the users of domestic properties, but the recognition that it is an ideal system for commercial property is on the rise as well. Why? Find out here!
From a comfort point of view, underfloor heating turns the floor into one big radiant surface. The heat wil rise from the floor and will only be 2 degress centrigrade lower at the height os 2 metres. So the heat is there where you want it: your feet, and cooler where you want it as well: your head. This does not only impove comfort levels in homes but also in commercial applications like restaurants, swimming pools, hospitals and care homes and other public buildings.
With conventional heating systems the heat wil rise from the wall mounted radiator straight up to the ceiling, cools down and circles down as cool air accross the floor. Apart from the downside as far as comfort is concerned, it also means that the heat escapes to the ceiling leading to higher temperature settings and a more prolonged heating time. With underfloor heating the warmth will concentrate within the first 2 metres. The underfloor heating system can therefore be set to a much lower temperature setting and this will be a significant saving to the heating bill.
This makes underfloor heating ideal for commercial property where large entrance halls neede to be heated, central area’s in office blocks, churches and shopping malls.
The lack of radiators also enables the interior designer to uses the wall more efficiently. It also has a positive influence on things like window blinds, curtens and artwork on the walls. For the architect it means that he or she can design large interior spaces with glass roofs, open plane spaces etc. And it doesn’t only give design freedom for the architect and the interior designer. Also the user of the property wil benefit from the underfloor heating if the organistion decides to changes the internal walls or partitioning.
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