When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, underfloor heating is becoming increasingly popular here in Australia. It is easy to see why – it provides a great source of warmth that is not only efficient but also hygienic, cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing. But what exactly is underfloor heating and how does it work?
At its simplest, underfloor heating (also known as radiant floor heating) involves installing a system of pipes or electric cables beneath the floor of your home. These pipes or cables are heated using energy from either hydronic (water-based) systems or electric systems, producing heat that then warms the surrounding area.
The science behind this process can be broken down into three key concepts: conduction, radiation and convection. Let’s take a closer look at each one to gain a better understanding of how they work together to make up a successful underfloor heating system.
Conduction occurs when heat is transferred through direct contact between two objects – in this case, the heated pipes or cables and the floor above them. The heat from the pipes or cables is conducted through the surface of the floor, warming it up and then radiating out into the room. This means that when you walk on your heated floor, you will feel warmth on your feet!
Radiation occurs when heat travels through space without having direct contact with any object in its path. This type of heat transfer can be seen when sunlight passes through glass windows – the sun’s rays are able to pass through without ever touching the glass itself. In an underfloor heating system, radiation helps spread warm air evenly throughout a room by reflecting off walls and furniture before reaching its destination.
Convection is another form of heat transfer that occurs when hot air rises due to its lower density than cold air. In an underfloor heating system, convection helps circulate warm air throughout a room by allowing hot air to rise while cold air sinks downward – creating an even temperature throughout the area.
So now you know how an underfloor heating system works! But what are some of its benefits? One major benefit is that it can help save energy – since warm air rises from below rather than being forced downwards from above (as with traditional radiators), less energy is used to keep your house at a comfortable temperature all year round. This means lower electricity bills for homeowners! Additionally, because there are no visible radiators taking up space in every room, you are left with more freedom when it comes to interior design as well as improved air quality due to fewer dust particles being circulated around your home.
Finally, if you want an efficient and cost-effective installation for your new underfloor heating system, why not use Euroheat Australia? They have been designing and constructing hydronic heating & cooling systems for over 30 years so you can trust their experienced team of Perth engineers & installers to get the job done right! With their help you can enjoy all the benefits that come with having an efficient underfloor heating system without any stress or hassle!