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Positioning the underfloor heating manifold

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Positioning the underfloor heating (UFH) manifold is an important aspect of your UFH system. It is often thought that it needs to be near the boiler/cylinder/heat pump. It is in fact better to be in the room where the UFH system is to be fitted or very close by if it’s a single room (single zone) system or somewhere central for multi-room (multi-zone) system.
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How we specify Wet Underfloor Heating

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Whilst not the proverbial ‘rocket science’, specifying an underfloor heating (UFH) system correctly is important to ensure a number of things:
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Debunking 8 common underfloor heating myths

by UFH1
The following information aims to debunk 8 of the most common myths that surround the installation and running of underfloor heating systems.
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6 reasons why you need Variotherm wall heating in your home

by UFH1
Wall heating systems work very similar to underfloor heating in that they heat a room predominantly by radiation (like the sun) as a result of pumping warm water through looped pipes. Wall heating systems are often used as an alternative to UFH in renovation projects. Until the recent additions of retrofit and wall heating systems, installing ufh resulted in the floor having to be excavated. Although Retrofit UFH kits have eliminated the need to fully excavate flooring, this does not mean wall heating systems are now redundant. It is not always economically viable to re-lay flooring after installing ufh such as in renovations of older homes.
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Floor surface temperatures when fitting underfloor heating

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When fitting underfloor heating the floor surface temperature will vary. In this article to go over some statistics for your benefit.
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Floor Constructions and Underfloor Heating

by UFH1
Underfloor heating is a great addition to any home, lowering your energy bills and providing your home with a more efficient heat source. However, you might be worried about how to install underfloor heating, or if you can install underfloor heating with joisted floors. Well don't worry, here are examples of how you install underfloor heating with solid and joisted floors:
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How to select the right underfloor heating system for you

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Underfloor heating is a great economical way of heating your home. Whether you are considering adding it to a building, as part of an extension, or as part of a new build or a renovation and it may be domestic or commercial.
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Underfloor Heating Troubleshooting

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1. If you have a fault once the system is up and running, the first thing to check is the flow rate in the flow meters. Make sure they are set between 1.5L/min and 2L/min for boiler use and 1L/min for heat pump use. If there is no reading (the red indicator is at the top) nothing is flowing around the loop.2. Then take off your actuator heads, if you then get a flow or your system then works you know it is an electrical problem. If after taking all the actuators off you still have problems then it will be a flow fault
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How Underfloor Heating can help to Eliminate Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

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Dust allergies give many people a stuffy or runny nose and itchy and watery, red eyes. They can also make it difficult to breathe triggering asthma symptoms, such as tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing etc.
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Differences between gas and electric underfloor heating

by UFH1
There are two types of underfloor heating: gas-powered (wet) underfloor heating and electric underfloor heating.  In wet underfloor heating systems, heat is distributed around the house via thin pipes laid under the floor. These pipes carry hot water around the home so that it can release its heat through the floor and therefore warm the rooms where the underfloor heating system is installed. The water is heated in the main boiler of the home. In cases where the boiler supplying hot water for the household is gas powered (as is the case in most UK households) this type of heating system is known as gas underfloor heating. An electric underfloor heating system, on the other hand, uses electric wires fitted beneath the floor to provide heat. When an electric current is passed through the wires, they become hot and that heat is transferred through the floor to the room above.
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