Hydronic Heating pipework just installed at Cloverdale Road, Glen Iris.

Hydronic Slab Heating / Underfloor Heating – A traditional radiator system transfers energy into a room or space largely by convection. This convection results in the  floor being the coolest part of the room, leaving a mass of warm air at ceiling level. It also picks up fine dust particles from the floor and distributes them into the air and over furnishings. An underfloor system, however, heats almost entirely by radiation. This is the most natural and comfortable form of heating, like the sun. Radiant energy is emitted by the floor, partly reflected by each surface and partly absorbed. Where it is absorbed, that surface becomes a secondary heat emitter.

After a while, all surfaces and furnishings themselves radiate energy and the room becomes evenly and uniformly warmed. The energy reaches into every corner of the room or space, which means no cold spots, no warm ceiling and no cold feet! In buildings with high ceilings, the temperature actually reduces as the height increases, whilst with other systems, the convection effect increases the temperatures at high level, giving a high heat loss through the roof. In addition to this, with underfloor heating, the comfort level is achieved with an air temperature that is 2°C lower than convection heating systems. These factors mean that when designing an underfloor heating system, little allowance is required for buildings with high ceilings such as churches, barns, sports halls and similar buildings.

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