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Underfloor Heating Systems

Underfloor Heating Systems

Minster Stoves supply and fit wet underfloor heating systems in Herefordshire and the surrounding counties.

Wet underfloor heating information

A water underfloor heating system comprises a circuit of pipe work which circulates hot water supplied by your boiler and is installed beneath stone, tile, wooden or even carpeted surfaces.

The system offers a heating alternative to radiators in bathrooms, kitchens, or even an entire home. It could also be used as a means to warm up a cold floor on an early morning in winter.

With a water-based underfloor heating system, a series of pipes connected to your boiler circulate warm water throughout the floor to heat the space. Alternatively, you can connect the water underfloor pipes to a solar water heating system.

The heat generated from an underfloor system is more evenly distributed than a single radiator, therefore the system can use water at a lower temperature, making it a more efficient way of heating your home.

How it’s installed

The piping together with insulation is installed on the base of flooring i.e. under the flooring layer you will walk upon. There needs to be enough space to fit the piping, meaning you might have to elevate the floor level – bear this in mind if you wish to retrospectively install underfloor heating to an existing bathroom or kitchen.

Installing a water underfloor system should only be fitted by a professional who will advise you on the best type of underfloor heating for your room size and shape. It’s also important that they advise you on whether your existing boiler can support the system.

Benefits of underfloor heating

Underfloor heating offers the following benefits:

  • Efficient Room-by-room temperature control
  • Clean warm heating systems throughout (no unsightly radiators)
  • Lower installation cost than a tradition radiator system
  • Lower fuel bills and comfortable warm floors all year round