Research indicates that people are more comfortable when their heads are cool and feet warm. Underfloor heating is a great way to offer these conditions naturally, and rather than experiencing localized hotspots, instead you get warmth across the entire home. You will find different kinds of vloerverwarming in the market, while the most common are the convectional and radiant central heating systems that aim at offering good indoor comfort, by transferring heat by either radiation or conduction.
Radiant heating has some advantages over conventional heating, with the most important being the heating zone. Convection heating tends to warm the upper body when a person is warming up and sometimes causes thermal discomfort, while radiant heating warms the lower body near the floor, and transmits the heat to the rest of the body. There are two main kinds of underfloor heating systems, and these are electrical and hot water system. The electrical type is good for a small family house, but hot water is more appropriate for heating larger areas.
This kind of heating comes with many advantages. The first one is that it is more economical when compared to other kinds of heating, and you can reduce heating expenditure by about 30% especially during winter. It also allows you to heat a home more naturally, distribute temperature evenly, and achieve better thermal comfort. Additionally, it also allows you to achieve the desired thermal comfort for each room. (more...)