Tips for selecting the right underfloor heating company for your home.
October 5, 2016, By | Comments (Closed)
Thinking about installing underfloor heating into your new home or thinking about refurbishing your existing home? When you are at that stage you no doubt know all about the advantages of underfloor heating:
Eco friendly: underfloor heating is an integral part of the green revolution. It Requirers much lower water temperatures than conventional heating systems and can be connected to a range of renewable energy heat sources like solar panels and ground heat pumps making it the natural partner for many heating and cooling solutions in the renewables sector.
Design flexibility: as UFH is completely hidden from view, there is nothing to limit your interior design, no unsightly and unsafe radiators on the wall means that all wall space is maximised for furniture or decoration. underfloor heating is also flexible in terms of controls. Each heating zone has its own thermostat, allowing you to set up your home to the maximum comfort and efficiency.
Energy efficient: underfloor heating is the most energy efficient way of transferring heat into any room since it works by radiation, from the floor surface onto other surfaces in the room and from there heating the airspace. this is a more natural form of heating and requires lower flow temperatures due to its increased surface area.
Healthier environment: radiant energy is emitted by the floor making it the warmest part of the room with the air cooling as it rises, with the coolest air at the ceiling and the warmest air at the floor level, where we want it to be. This radiation method creates fewer draughts and dust movements. This explains why underfloor heating is considered to be the most comfortable and healthy form of heating.
But where do you start and how do you select a quality and reliable underfloor heating company?
Here are some tips:
How long has the company been going? With the increase in popularity of underfloor heating systems their are many tradesman jumping on the bandwagon. The companies that have been going since underfloor heating was starting to get noticed in the UK will now be trading for over 10 years and will have gained all the experience needed to make the heating system a reliable part of your home.
Of course there are some companies that claim to work nationwide, but there is something to be said about a local suppliers. For underfloor heating in Scotland we recommend Incognito Heat Co in Falkirk.
Good underfloor heating companies will have proven quality standards in place for their working methods like:
ISO 9001:2008 the organization’s quality management systems (QMS) and processes
ISO 14001: environmental standards for reducing the environmental impact in daily operations
ISO 18001: to protect the workforce and other persons working under their control.
There are also various industry standards and consumer protection schemes where most trusted underfloor heating companies have subsrcibed to, like:
The Consumer Protection Association (CPA) ensures that trusted tradesmen carry out work on your property
the Renewable Energy Consumer Code. This Code is backed by Trading Standards Institute as part of its self-regulation initiative, the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a nationally recognised quality assurance scheme, supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
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