Hydronic systems are often considered more energy-efficient for larger spaces or whole-house heating. They use water heated by a boiler or other heat source to warm the floor. The efficiency of underfloor heating is closely linked to the insulation of the building. Well-insulated spaces retain heat better, reducing the overall energy consumption of the system. The type of flooring can affect the efficiency of underfloor heating. For example, tile or stone floors conduct and retain heat well, while thick carpets can act as insulators and reduce efficiency.
Advantages of Underfloor Heating:
Comfort: Provides a comfortable and consistent level of warmth across the entire floor.
Space Saving: Eliminates the need for radiators, freeing up wall space.
Zoning: Allows for different zones to be heated independently, increasing energy efficiency.