The perfect partner for an Air Source Heat Pump is Underfloor Heating. This is because Air Source Heat Pumps are more efficient the lower the water temperature and as Underfloor Heating operates at lower temperatures than radiators, it is clear why it is a perfect match.
Underfloor Heating has a more even distribution of heat since there is pipe in the floor evenly spaced that emits a nice gentle warmth that gives a warm floor which gets cooler at ceiling height. Underfloor Heating is typically more efficient than radiators as it operates on lower temperatures and it also frees up valuable wall space.
There are a number of installation options available and at Untiherm, we have the solutions to meet with the building.
Please find detailed below the floor construction details and core components for Unitherm’s range of warm water underfloor heating systems:
UNI-STAPLE - The staple system provides a quick, flexible and simple method of securing the underfloor heating pipework when laying a screed floor. The staples have a barbed end which fixes into the insulation. To speed up the process further a pipe stapler is available. In preparation for certain screeds, a polythene sheet/membrane may be required over the insulation prior to stapling the pipe.
UNI-CLIPTRACK - The cliptrack system provides a quick, flexible and simple method of securing the underfloor heating pipework when laying a screed floor. The Cliptrack can either be barbed or have an adhesive back which fixes into the insulation. In preparation for certain screeds, a polythene sheet/membrane may be required over the insulation prior to stapling the pipe.
UNIPANEL-12 - This compact panel is design for applications on a solid slab/screed. It has an adhesive layer on the underside to ensure no movement when the screed is poured. This design enables very thin screeds to be poured over the panel to give the lowest possible build up – just 5mm above the panel for tiles floors and 9mm for any other finishes.
UNIPANEL-16 - This panel system comprises of a series of interlocking castellated panels which have been designed to avoid using cliptrack and staples in the floor and to speed up the installation of the underfloor heating system. Standard sand/cement screed of 65/75mm or a specialist thinner anhydrite or liquid screed.
UNIFIT FOILBOARD – This low profile, low weight, adhesive system is ideal for all types of installation especially where the floor height is a premium. The panel is pre-grooved, a foil reflective layer is then heat-adhered to produce an effective high output panel. When used with MULTITOP which has an in-built decoupling layer which gives the perfect finish for any floor covering.
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Please see detailed below, details on typical floor coverings when used in conjunction with a Unitherm underfloor heating system:
Carpet – The combined tog value of the carpet and underlay should NOT exceed 2.5 tog, but its preferential for the combined tog value to be below 2.
Solid Wood – Solid hardwood should be kiln dried with a minimum moisture content of between 6% - 9%. The hardwood should also be stored in a dry place, acclimatised prior to laying and a floor sensor fitted to avoid overheating.
Laminate – A more stable floor covering than solid wood and its more hard wearing. Laminate can be easily installed on underfloor heating as a floating floor or with an adhesive, but check with the supplier for installation instructions. The floor temperature should not exceed 27°C, so a floor sensor should be fitted to avoid overheating.
Vinyl – Whilst vinyl works well with underfloor heating, it should be noted that the floor temperature should not exceed 26°C and therefore a floor sensor should be fitted. Also, vinyl should be acclimatised prior to installation by unwrapping and it being loose laid in the room that the vinyl is to be fitted for at least 24 hours prior to fixing.
Tiles – A very common floor covering with underfloor heating since tiles conduct heat well which means that the underfloor heating system will operate more efficiently and heat the room quicker. A decoupling membrane is recommended as this will isolate any movement and therefore protect the tiles from cracking.