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Electric underfloor heating2019-07-22T11:38:52+00:00

The joy of feeling a warm floor under your feet on a cold day really can’t be beaten

Underfloor heating is the perfect partner to a beautiful flagstone, sleek porcelain tile and elegant timber floor. The joy you get from stepping onto your new floor barefoot, and all you feel is warmth, is one of life’s little wins.

All Strathearn engineered oak, stone and porcelain flooring are suitable for installation with underfloor heating. What a perfect combination!

There are 2 main types of underfloor heating systems; hot water (wet) systems and electric (dry) systems. Strathearn are expert at working with both types of systems. For projects with wet systems, as part of the installation service Strathearn will work with you to understand the type of system you are using, to provide the correct technical considerations and if necessary, to carry out moisture surveys on screeds prior to installation. As part of our installation service, we also offer supply and installation of electric underfloor heating.

With over a decade’s experience working and training on electric underfloor heating systems, we can confidently work with you to design, choose and install your chosen electric system. If you already have someone in mind to install your underfloor heating, we can also liaise with your chosen contractor to ensure synchronisation of heating and flooring design.

We regularly specify and install Warmup’s electric underfloor heating solutions. With over 25 years of innovative design, Warmup’s underfloor heating solutions are trusted for their high-quality design, ease of installation and market-leading warranties. Warmup’s research-led approach to design has resulted in excellent heating systems and heating controllers that offer affordable luxury. All Warmup products feature comprehensive warranties and installation guarantees and their 24/7, 365 days a year customer support offer you true peace of mind.

Underfloor heating is the perfect partner to a beautiful flagstone, sleek porcelain tile and elegant timber floor. The joy you get from stepping onto your new floor barefoot, and all you feel is warmth, is one of life’s little wins.

All Strathearn engineered oak, stone and porcelain flooring are suitable for installation with underfloor heating. What a perfect combination!

There are 2 main types of underfloor heating systems; hot water (wet) systems and electric (dry) systems. Strathearn are expert at working with both types of systems. For project with wet systems, as part of the installation service Strathearn will work with you to understand the type of system you are using, to provide the correct technical considerations and if necessary, to carry out moisture surveys on screeds prior to installation. As part of our installation service, we also offer supply and installation of electric underfloor heating.

With over a decade’s experience working and training on electric underfloor heating systems, we can confidently work with you to design, choose and install your chosen electric system. If you already have someone in mind to install your underfloor heating, we can also liaise with your chosen contractor to ensure synchronisation of heating and flooring design.

We regularly specify and install Warmup’s electric underfloor heating solutions. With over 25 years of innovative design, Warmup’s underfloor heating solutions are trusted for their high-quality design, ease of installation and market-leading warranties. Warmup’s research-led approach to design has resulted in excellent heating systems and heating controllers that offer affordable luxury. All Warmup products feature comprehensive warranties and installation guarantees and their 24/7, 365 days a year customer support offer you true peace of mind.

  • We offer peace of mind in that one company will handle supply and installation of your electric underfloor heating and flooring from start to finish. We believe in keeping things simple!

  • Our team will work with you on design details and technical specification, to ensure you have the right system for you.

  • We will ensure your system is tested throughout the process, talk you through the operation of the system and guide you through the registration and guarantee requirements.
  • We offer peace of mind in that one company will handle supply and installation of your electric underfloor heating and flooring from start to finish. We believe in keeping things simple!
  • Our team will work with you on design details and technical specification, to ensure you have the right system for you.
  • We will ensure your system is tested throughout the process, talk you through the operation of the system and guide you through the registration and guarantee requirements.

FAQ

What are the benefits of electric underfloor heating?2019-05-14T15:34:28+00:00

Warmup’s electric underfloor heating systems are highly suitable for refurbishment projects and new builds, and nearly all electrical systems can be fitted onto existing subfloors and work with almost all flooring finishes.

Electric Underfloor Heating is a cleaner, more efficient way to heat a home. Floor heaters require much less energy to reach optimal comfort temperatures than traditional centrally-heated radiators and when installed in conjunction with Warmup’s Smart Thermostat, you can expect huge savings on heating bills too.
Warmup have a wide range of systems, catering to a variety of project requirements and budgets. When refurbishing older properties, subfloor movement can cause cracking of the floor finish. Warmup’s new DCM-PRO system combats this problem as the self-adhesive underside of the mat acts as a self-healing decoupling membrane; protecting your floors from damage. The installation of electric floor systems is quick, easy and clean. However, it is important to involve a qualified Part P certified electrician in the project to ensure that the electrical distribution is designed and carried out correctly. Installing electric floor heating has allowed millions of homeowners a warmer, more comfortable home with great personalisation of heating schedules.

Do you only install Warmup system?2019-05-21T08:39:41+00:00

In short, no. If you have a system in mind that you wish to use, or if we believe there is a more suitable system for your project, we will happily discuss these options with you.

Can underfloor heating replace radiators?2019-06-04T11:58:17+00:00

Underfloor heating is an increasingly popular heating solution for homes across the world and is frequently used as an energy-efficient replacement for central-heated radiators.

Whilst electric floor heating is frequently used as a secondary source of heat in your home – it is especially popular in bathrooms and kitchens for its ‘invisible’ heating solution – it is possible to heat your entire home with a combination of electric systems. A wet underfloor heating system is ideal for heating whole-floors of both new-build homes and retrofitting into older properties.

What temperature does underfloor heating need to be? 2019-05-14T15:33:55+00:00

The temperature limits of underfloor heating are typically informed by the chosen floor finish with which it is to be installed.

For wood, carpet and vinyl flooring, 27°C is the optimal temperature and for stone and tiled floors 29°C is recommended.

If my electric underfloor heating breaks, can it be repaired? If so, how? 2019-06-04T12:03:12+00:00

Underfloor heating is a much more hassle-free heating solution than central-heating, with little to no maintenance required.

Warmup offers market-leading warranties on all their products. Most of their heating systems come with a Lifetime Warranty for your peace of mind and they also provide a SafetyNet Installation Guarantee which protects you in case of accidental damage of the floor heater or heating pipe while installing the system.

What flooring can you use over underfloor heating?2019-05-14T15:33:34+00:00

Underfloor heating can be used under almost any floor finish – from concrete pours to carpets and stone tiles to natural wood, laminate, vinyl and more. The best flooring finishes for floor heating are those with good thermal conductivity to distribute the heat evenly and quickly throughout the surface of the floor.

What type of boiler do I need for underfloor heating? 2019-05-21T08:38:31+00:00

Electric underfloor heating requires no connection to a boiler or other heat source and is simply connected directly to an electricity source and controlled via a separate, dedicated thermostat.

For water underfloor heating, the pipework is laid into the subfloor and connected to the heat source via a ‘Manifold’ which regulates the flow, pressure and heat of the water. This heat source can be a standard combi-boiler, electric or gas boiler or a ground source / air source heat pump.

Do you need planning permission to install underfloor heating?2019-05-14T15:31:57+00:00

In most cases no; underfloor heating does not need planning permission. However, if your home is a listed or a historically significant property, it is recommended to check your plans with a qualified surveyor or architect.

Can you put underfloor heating in old houses? 2019-05-14T15:31:32+00:00

Retrofitting underfloor heating into an older property is certainly possible. If your home features suspended timber floors, there are several available water underfloor heating systems available on the market which can be installed within the voids beneath original timber floorboards. This can be a complicated project, typically involving installing the system ‘from above’ or ‘from below’- from above meaning taking up the floorboards and from below meaning removing the ceiling in the floor below the room in which the floor heater is to be installed.

Electric systems can be easily installed into older properties, simply use the original floorboards as a subfloor onto which the system is installed and cover with a new floor finish of your choice. Timber­ also makes fantastic subfloor for underfloor heating as it is a naturally conductive material which distributes heat effectively.

Is electric underfloor heating efficient?2019-06-04T16:12:55+00:00

Both electric and water underfloor heating systems are much more energy-efficient than traditional central heating systems. Using floor heating can improve the air quality of your home and keep you warm and cosy all through the winter months whilst providing you with lower energy bills too.

Underfloor heating uses radiant heat which heats objects directly and maintains the natural humidity in a room, whereas radiators tend to make a room dry and stuffy. Traditional radiators also need to be heated to a high temperature, usually between between 65-75°C to heat up a room, whereas floor heating only needs to run at a temperature of 27-29°C to warm up a room – thereby consuming less energy and keeping your energy bills far lower.

You can further increase the efficiency of an underfloor heating system with the installation of Warmup Insulation Boards and by using Smart technology. Using a Smart controller such as Warmup’s 4iE Smart WiFi Thermostat for Underfloor Heating with their connected smartphone-based apps, can optimise your underfloor heating system, providing you with an automatic heating solution that only runs when you need it.

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