FAQs

We recognise that when you make the decision to install Polypipe Underfloor Heating it’s only natural to have a series of questions. To cover off the most popular queries we’ve compiled a list of FAQs, but if there’s anything else you’d like help with, our expert team are only a call or click away.
Is underfloor heating easy to control?

Yes, and our range incorporates a wide variety of control products: including single zone control, allowing upstairs and downstairs to be controlled separately and individual room control, allowing you complete freedom over the temperature in each room.

Can underfloor heating be used as well as my normal heating source?

Yes, underfloor heating can be used as either the main or secondary source of home heating. This will depend on whether it is a new build property or a renovation project. Our systems are all compatible with standard central
heating boilers and are especially suited to condensing boilers. All Polypipe Underfloor Heating solutions can also be used as stand-alone systems.

Is underfloor heating expensive to install?

No, generally underfloor heating solutions are quicker and cheaper to install than most other systems. As the installation of our underfloor heating is completed in one stage, it can reduce the cost, as well as the length of time the installers are on site for.

Is underfloor heating expensive to run?

No, and it can be more economical to run than a radiator based system, as the water is kept at a lower temperature to produce the equivalent heat output. Underfloor heating puts a smaller demand for heat output on the boiler, it is ideally suited to achieving maximum economy from a condensing boiler or heat pump.

Can I use underfloor heating in just one room?

Yes, our unique overlay system is laid over existing solid or timber floors and is ideal for single room retro-fit projects or extensions. The unique and innovative products within the  range also allow our underfloor heating to be installed in room extensions or refurbishment projects with minimal disruption to existing heating and electrical supplies.

Are Polypipe Underfloor Heating systems better than electric systems?

Yes, as they are connected to your existing heating they can be more economical to run than electric systems. All our underfloor heating systems use warm water and emit heat across the entire floor surface, providing an even and comfortable heat throughout the room.

Can underfloor heating only be used with tiled or solid floors?

No. Our underfloor heating systems will function efficiently under any type of flooring; carpet, timber, laminate, tiles or vinyl, as long as it is well insulated underneath to prevent excessive heat loss.

Will underfloor heating delay my building or retro-fit project?

No. If your project is planned correctly there is absolutely no reason why installing underfloor heating should delay progress. Our underfloor heating systems can be quicker to install than many other underfloor systems and the unique overlay system can be installed easily in existing homes and with Polypipe systems available from a wide range of nationwide stockists,
securing what you need is quick and easy.

Will the system need maintenance?

No, all our underfloor heating systems are virtually maintenance free, and all our underfloor heating products are covered by our industry leading guarantee.