How Underfloor Heating and Cooling Works

Underfloor heating works by circulating warm water through a series of continuous loops that are fitted underneath your floor creating a large radiant surface that heats your room from the floor upwards. This radiant form of heating is much more comfortable than the convected heat provided by radiators which draws cold air across the floor before heating it and then convects the warm air upwards towards the ceiling.

Comparing underfloor heating with radiators

Underfloor cooling works in very much the same way as underfloor heating except the energy transfer is reversed. Where underfloor heating radiates thermal energy from the floor surface into the air space, underfloor cooling absorbs radiant energy from the warm air in the room as it passes over the cooler floor surface. This reduces the overall temperature in the room as the cool floor continually absorbs warm air from the room.

Comparing underfloor cooling with conventional air conditioning

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