Underfloor heating is the most comfortable, most controllable heating system available when properly designed and installed. The entire floor screed is radiating a gentle heat evenly over the whole room. The occupants will find that they are comfortable at 1.5˚C – 2˚C less than a radiator heated house because there is much less air movement.
Underfloor heat contributes to a more dust free home. Radiators require convection currents to distribute heat around the room. The convection currents cause static and consequently causes an increased amount of dust.
Underfloor heating ensures all floor areas are gently warm and dry – eliminating the conditions favourable to dust mites – a predisposing factor to asthma.
UFH should be designed to be compatible with a heat pump for two reasons. Firstly, this is the most comfortable system but also because it retains the option of installing a heat pump at some stage in the life of the house.