Underfloor heating has become one of the most comfortable and energy-efficient heating systems on the market. At WeRelocate BCN we tell you what it is and what its advantages and disadvantages are.
Subfloor heating is a system of floor heating in which underfloor pipes are installed, allowing the circulation of hot or cold water under the whole of its surface, creating a floor that radiates heat or coolness.
But like any air conditioning system, underfloor heating also has its advantages and disadvantages.
Advantages of underfloor heating
- It is a very efficient system with high performance, as the temperature it uses is very low (between 30° and 45°).
- It consumes very little due to the use of low temperatures which, in addition, if combined with heat generation such as aerothermal, geothermal and solar thermal energy, can consume between 10% and 20% less than other heating systems.
- It is an environmentally friendly system as it is usually used with renewable energy sources (aerothermal and geothermal).
- It does not take up space in the house as it is installed under the floor; there is no need to add any fixtures to the wall. The only thing necessary for its installation is a cabinet for the hydraulic collectors.
- It is not only used for heating, but there are also options to use it for cooling the air as well.
- You get a great feeling of comfort as the air on the floor is warmer than the air at head height, and the heat is distributed evenly throughout the house.
Disadvantages of underfloor heating
- It is an expensive system compared to other heating systems, however, the investment pays off in the medium term.
- Underfloor heating is a bit complex, especially for maintenance, so qualified technicians must be called in for installation and subsequent maintenance.
- The system isn’t suitable for sudden changes in temperature, and it is of most benefit when used continuously.