Underfloor Heating FAQs
We know it’s important to get all the information you need when choosing a new system. You’ll find the answers here.
Is underfloor heating easy to install?
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Is underfloor heating easy to control?
Is underfloor heating expensive to install?
Is underfloor heating expensive to run?
Are Polypipe Underfloor Heating systems better than electric systems?
Can I use underfloor heating in a home which already uses other heating systems?
Can I install underfloor heating in just one room? Would this system need a manifold?
What types of floor coverings can be used with underfloor heating?
What happens if a leak develops in the system?
How long will my underfloor heating system last?
Can I use a heat pump with my underfloor heating system?
Should I install the underfloor heating pipes under kitchen units?
When systems are installed in this way it is common for some insulation material to be pushed under the units before the bottom kick strip is fitted. This insulation will allay any concerns that the unit interiors will overheat.
Will my floor feel hot to the touch?
Why do underfloor heating systems take longer to warm up and is this a problem?
Although this type of ‘radiant’ heat distribution provides a more even room temperature and better comfort levels, it does not lend itself to rapid heat up times.
In order to compensate for this, we recommend that you use a thermostat feature called ‘set back’ which holds the system at a lower room temperature during periods of non-use.