Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is it expensive to run?

Running costs is probably the most frequently asked question due to the constant increase to electricity prices and this should definitely be your primary consideration when choosing a heating system.
A room can be efficiently heated in an affordable way if the initial installation is done in conjunction with a good floor insulation.
No heat loss down means a quick heat up time and a heat on demand system. The system can therefore be set to suit your lifestyle meaning no wasted energy to heat unused spaces.

2. Can it be repaired?

Repairs should be carried out by qualified technicians. Faults can be traced long after the tiling is completed using fault finding equipment.
Usually one to two tiles are lifted to effect repairs to a heating system.

3. What exactly is radiant heating?

Radiant heating is similar to the energy from the sun (basking in the glow of direct sunlight on a cool day provides us with comfortable warmth).
Radiant energy heats all surfaces in its direct line while the air is gently heated.

4. What type of floors can be heated?

Contrary to popular belief, floor heating can be installed under most floor finishes.
Choosing the correct system for a particular floor is critical as well as understanding the floor finish.
When heating Timber/Vinyl/Laminates in particular, limitation needs to be set on the set heating system usually 27 degrees Celsius on the surface.

In a nutshell heating systems need to be designed to accept a particular finish.

5. Is it hygienic?

Floor heating reduces dust mites by up to 80% as it creates unsuitable conditions.
There are no convection currents meaning no circular motions redistributing dust particles.
Therefore conditions are improved for people who suffer from asthma and other respiratory problems.

6. Why insulate under floor heating?

Insulating under floor heating will drastically reduce electrical consumption. It limits the cold from rising and stops the heat from radiating down.
There is no benefit to heating the concrete below and the insulation ensures the heat radiates up to where its needed.
Insulating the roof and walls will also increase the efficiency of the heating system.