Commercial Underfloor Heating | Everything You Need to Know

Commercial Underfloor Heating | Everything You Need to Know

At Direct Heating, we often get asked, can we do commercial underfloor heating? The answer is yes and if it’s something you need, we have written this post for you! No longer a luxury reserved for upmarket projects, it’s something that’s being specified more than ever. Read on this week to learn more about underfloor heating for commercial properties.

How Commercial Underfloor Heating Works

Just like domestic, commercial underfloor heating works in the same way, however, commercial properties can be more complex and require more detailed planning. Because of this, professional skill is key to the system’s design and overall performance. Without this expertise, it may be ineffective and not working as it should. With commercial underfloor heating, the floor is warmed by water pipes underneath. This heat is then absorbed by other room surfaces which also emit warmth. It’s an efficient option for modern businesses who are looking to reduce their energy. Surprisingly it’s also the oldest form of central heating used by the Romans way back when.

Business Types and Buildings

Commercial underfloor heating is most effective when kept on continuously so public spaces that are twenty-four-seven, like hotels, will benefit greatly. Other types of businesses it also suits well are reception areas, warehouses and schools. A wet underfloor system is also best suited to buildings that are well insulated.

System Design

When it comes to the commercial design of underfloor heating, the devil is in the detail. They can be more complicated and so each project will require an individual assessment. During this process, a heat source will be proposed and your buildings heat losses also established. An appropriate floor construction will also be named to ensure the success of the new underfloor system.

Commercial Underfloor Heating Warranties

Most underfloor heating tubes are similarly made but warranty can vary from brand to brand. Each tube also features various components with differing warranties often linked to the original manufacturer. Because of this, it’s usually best to discuss warranties with your installer upfront. The longer the guarantee, the better it is – fixing a fault means lifting the floor!

Can it Help a Business Save Energy?

Commercial underfloor heating can help save energy but it depends on a number of factors. What kind of heating needs will the system be meeting and is your building well-insulated with an efficient boiler? High occupancy commercial buildings are also likely to benefit more. Heating from the floor up, staff are kept warm instead of the vacant space in the ceiling.

Other Benefits to Business Owners

If you’re a business owner and you’re torn whether to install commercial underfloor heating, it has many perks which are worth looking at – fancy reduced fuel bills for instance? Then there’s the increase in safety with no exposed hot surfaces and some systems are low maintenance too. You’ll also enjoy better room layouts with less dust in the air and an all-round comfortable warmth.

Get a Quote on Commercial Underfloor Heating

We hope you’ve found our blog post useful which explores commercial underfloor heating. If you’re currently undertaking a project and are in need of a quote, it would be our pleasure to assist you further. Commercial underfloor heating has also never been simpler thanks to a range of business heating solutions. To get the ball rolling, please get in touch with a member of our Warm Floors team. Thank you for reading.

Commercial Underfloor Heating pipes
Commercial Underfloor Heating pipes before they are covered by the screed.

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