There are several options available to choose from when it comes to supplying your floor heating system. Selecting the right source will ensure your heating system is effectively and efficiently supplied; and for those who seek it, environmentally friendly sources are available.
Energising Your Floor Heating System
Suitable energy options for your system include:
- Conventional natural gas boilers.
- Renewable solar thermal systems.
- Air and ground source heat pumps.
- Condensing boilers.
- Biomass boiler.
Depending on the heat requirement of your system, a combination of energy sources may be used. For example, you may use solar thermal as your floor heating system’s primary heat source, while in winter months, your condensing boiler comes into play when needed.
Biomass, air/ground source heat pumps and solar thermal have the added advantage of being renewable sources of heat. Your heating bills are more than halved making underfloor heating cheaper to run than a conventional radiator system.
Condensing gas boilers will burn the least amount of fossil fuel to satisfy the demands of an underfloor heating system. Operating at close to 90% efficiency, combining underfloor heating and a condensing boiler will ensure you are using as much of the gas as possible.
There Are Good Reasons To Choose Carefully
The efficiencies of hydronic underfloor heating systems are enhanced by the use of a low temperature heat source. Choosing the right energy source for your heating system is critical to preserve the savings a floor heating system offers.
Radiant Heating and Cooling Solutions offer a complete design package, including heat source if required. Call us today on 1300 790 636 to discuss your requirements and find out how we can help.