Underfloor Heating releases a constant ambient heat, unlike the intense heat we are used to with conventional radiators. This means goodbye to the days of waiting for the house to warm up when the kids come in from school or you come in from work in the evenings.
There are many myths about underfloor heating brought about by years of poor planning, workmanship and lack of understanding. At Daly, our mission is to explore those myths and educate people on the efficiency and many benefits underfloor heating that is installed and commissioned properly can give.
Underfloor heating is a radiant form of heating which helps to create a consistent ambient heat in the heated space unlike radiators which are a forced convective heat. As the heat is coming from the floor below there are no hot or cold spots in the room which are normally associated with radiator systems. The heated floor is warm on your feet and also helps to kill off dust mites in the home. It is the perfect heat emitter when combined with ground or air source heat pumps as the lower flow temperature will allow for a higher coefficient of performance (COP) from the associated heat pump system which helps to drive down running costs. Typically Underfloor Heating will operate at a maximum flow temperature of 35oC compared to 80oC with radiators. It frees up wall space and avoids the risk of glowing hot radiators which can be a risk when there are young children in the home. One thing that might come to the surprise of most people is that the installation cost is on par per square metre with a radiator system, which may not have been the case 10 or 15 years ago when underfloor heating was less common.
We are the agents for Roth underfloor heating, cooling and sanitary systems. Roth are the market leading underfloor heating supplier in Germany for the last 4 years running. The Roth business started in 1947 and they now have a presence in 48 countries worldwide with an annual turnover of €215 Million. Daly have had a close working relationship with Roth since 2013 and we also install their solar thermal products as well as their Underfloor Systems. Roth is the inventor of both the Original Tacker System and the unique Original Tacker Clips, which are used to attach system pipes to rigid polyurethane insulation panels. The double hooks combine maximum protection and ensure that pipes are held firmly in place, even in harsh site conditions.
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Roth UFH Pipe: Quality through five layers (“S5”)
In order to meet the high requirements they must fulfil on site and during transport, the Roth DUOPEX S5®, X-PERT S5®+ and Clima Comfort S5 System Pipes are constructed in five layers. These are inseparably bound together by means of the S5 CoEx Technology to create a sandwich material with a high level of robustness and a long service life. As the inventor of the Tacker system, Roth is among the leading suppliers of radiant heating and cooling systems.
With millions of systems proving their worth out in the field, Roth comes equipped with years of experience and thus with the greatest amount of technological know-how. Every single component for the Underfloor Systems we install are sourced from Roth Werke and this enables us to provide the 10 year system warranty that comes with each installation.
At Daly we design the heating controls to suit each project, and the level of control can vary depending on the type of installation. We offer smart heating control systems on most new projects. The Salus IT500 thermostat allows the end user to remotely access the system from anywhere and it can also control a second heating zone and/or a hot water zone. We tend to use this system to control our Ground Source Heat Pump Systems. The Air Source Heat Pumps we install come with their own bespoke User Interface. Zoning is important to us and we always allow for separate heating controls in the bedroom areas to allow the home owner to have a lower temperature setting in the bedroom. Each room will have a digital thermostat that will be connected to a Roth 230V Actuator linked to a 230V Roth Wiring Centre to ensure complete system integration.
Below you can view a video demo of the new Salus IT500 App working remotely to control the heating in a typical home.
There are a number of options for installing Underfloor Heating Systems in New and Existing Buildings. At Daly we have designed Underfloor Systems to work in a range of buildings; from small extensions to large commercial buildings. Below is a synopsis of the different methods we have used and typical applications. If we undertake to design and install a complete project for you we will work alongside the architect and builder by providing the complete technical details required to ensure a smooth installation.
Underfloor Heating Warranty
There are numerous types of Underfloor Heating Systems on the market, some offering 50 year guarantees and others such as our Roth System offering a 10 year manufacturers insurance backed warranty. The company that offer the allusive 50 year guarantee may cover the cost of replacing a damaged pipe but the other potential damage to the property such as water ingress due to a potential leak, which would be a significantly higher cost, would not be covered with this type of guarantee. We can provide the Roth System Warranty which covers consequential damages up to 5 Million Euro if a component failed and caused severe damage to the fabric of the building and this warranty is valid for 10 years from the date of installation.
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Underfloor heating runs very efficiently with heat pumps, reducing your electricity bills by a considerable amount. Installation costs are not any higher than conventional heaters and there are significant savings in running costs.