The energy reaches into every corner of the room or space, which means no cold spots, no warm ceiling and no cold feet! In buildings with high ceilings, the temperature actually reduces as the height increases, whilst with other systems, the convection effect increases the temperatures at high level, giving a high heat loss through the roof. In addition to this, with underfloor heating, the comfort level is achieved with an air temperature that is 2°C lower than convection heating systems. These factors mean that when designing an underfloor heating system, little allowance is required for buildings with high ceilings such as churches, barns, sports halls and similar buildings.
• It is the most natural and comfortable form of heating
• It is safe, unobtrusive, frees wall space and is
quiet in operation
• It is virtually maintenance free
• It is easy to control
•And it is healthier! Underfloor heating reduces humidity within floor coverings, preventing dust mites from surviving or ensuring that they rise to the surface, where regular cleaning removes them. The reduction in air movement with underfloor heating also reduces the ingress of airborne and carpet or floor covering fungi spores, leading to an allergy free environment.
The system is installed within the building floor construction. It comprises a cross link polyethylene (PE-X) pipe, specifically manufactured for underfloor heating by Giacomini, installed within the floor in a specific design configuration with Giacomini system components to suit the floor type. Water at temperatures of 45–65°C is circulated through a network of underfloor pipework, heating the floor to a temperature of 23–32°C and turning the floor into a low temperature heat emitter.
It can be installed in any type of floor construction: screed concrete, structural concrete, timber joisted and timber floating floors with nearly all floor coverings.