In-floor, In-wall, In-ceiling Systems

Hydronic in-floor heating should not be confused with the electrical in-floor heating that has a high cost to run.

A hydronic system uses heated/cooled water, (not electricity), which travels around pipes that are embedded in the floor, walls, or ceiling of the dwelling. This heat then radiates out in to the space to be heated.

There are a number of ways that you can install floor/wall/ceiling heating.

  • New Built in-slab method

This sees the pipework laid prior to the foundation pour of concrete. This system is set in the foundation concrete slab. The water heats up the slab of concrete and then radiates out into the space where the heating is needed.

  • Wall heating/cooling

This system the pipework is in the boards that line the inside of the dwelling. The water heats/cools the boards and then radiates into the space to be heated. This system is a great choice when there is a retro fit of lining taking place through a home and /or the integrity of the floors need to be kept intact, as when renovating a villa. This system gives you the invisible heating/cooling, and is very energy efficient with running costs.

  • Ceiling heating/cooling

This system of heating/cooling is a great idea when there is a need to get warmth/cooling into an area where the floors are needed to be kept in pristine condition. Ceiling heating is like living under the sun all year round. It is also a very good retro-fit choice.

The pipework amount and design is calculated to the exact measurement of what is needed through our Heat Retention Calculation, therefore ensuring that not only do you get a heating system that works efficiency, but is also energy efficient.

Features

  • Hydronic in-floor/wall/ ceiling heating gives a very gentle distribution of heat. No hot spots. It is said that if you cannot notice that there is heating turned on, that you just feel comfortable, the system is working well!
  • Invisible system as all the componentry is fixed in the floor/ wall/ ceiling/
  • Gives you complete control over the space that is to be heated, as every room has a thermostat.
  • The system is governed by a Central Weather Compensating Controller that allows the entire system to turn itself off when it is not necessary to heat. This means that you do not come home after leaving the system “on” to find you have “cooked” your home!
  • The low temperatures needed to run the system mean a great savings in running costs.
  • Depending on the heating unit used to run the system you can use this system to cool, using the wall and ceiling system only. Floor cooling is not recommended as you may reach the dew point and enable the floor to create tiny droplets of water on the floor, thus creating a slipping hazard.
  • Wall and ceiling heating /cooling proving to be popular for retrofit builds when the floor aspect of a build or renovation is needed to be kept intact, i.e. special wooden flooring, etc.

Points to consider when installing In-floor/wall/ceiling heating systems.

  • Can be combined with a potable hot water system.
  • Can be combined with other system heating systems, i.e. in-floor downstairs with ducted system upstairs, etc.
  • The flooring of a dwelling can have a major impact on the floor heating performance so this is taken into consideration when the Heat Retention Calculation is carried out to ensure the least energy usage as possible.
  • Very flexible as the pipe work is embedded in the floor/wall /ceiling so gives you maximum usage of the space in the rooms/ areas to be heated.

The types of Heating Units that suit a Hydronic In-floor, Wall, Ceiling heating/cooling system are:

  • Diesel boiler
  • Wood pellet boiler
  • Gas condensing boiler
  • Air-to-Water Heatpump, (heating and cooling)
  • Ground source Heatpump,
  • Solar assisted usage combination with other heating sources above.

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