Understanding How Underfloor Heating Systems Work

Underfloor heating works by distributing a lower temperature of warm water through a circuit of pipes beneath the finished floor. Heat is monitored and controlled by intelligent thermostats to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the property or individual zones.

Any heat source can be used for underfloor heating such as standard, combination, condensing or biomass boilers, heat pumps and stoves.

Underfloor Heating Control Pack & Manifold

Warm water is pumped from the heat source (e.g. boiler) to the control pack where it is mixed to approx. 50ºC.  The control pack is fitted to the manifold that connects to the UFH pipe circuits.

Underfloor Heating Thermostats

One or more thermostats control the time and temperature that heated water is distributed through the pipe circuit.

Wiring Centre for Underfloor Heating

Performs central switching of zone actuators, control pack and boiler as signalled by the thermostats.

Pipe Circuit for Underfloor Heating

When heat is switched on the entire floor area is warmed to between 25ºC – 28ºC, providing even distribution of heat at slightly higher than room temperature.