The radiant heating system uses one of the walls of a room or house as the main source of heat. This is called underfloor heating.
Its operation is based on a network of plastic pipes, which, installed under the floor, circulates hot or cold water over the entire surface.
But let’s see what are the main advantages that this radiant heating can bring us if we decide to incorporate it in that reform in which we are thinking to carry out some time ago.
Main benefits of radiant heating
Because the circuits that transport the water are very thin, the amount of energy needed to heat or cool them is not very high, thus providing significant savings.
It is a low temperature system, which when combined with efficient heat generation systems, such as aerothermal or geothermal, results in great savings. We could establish an average of between 10 and 20% less, compared to other conventional heating systems.
Use of renewable energies
The water supply temperature used is lower than in other systems (between 30º and 45º). Therefore, it uses renewable energy sources, being a more environmentally friendly system.
Whether the system is installed under the floor, or behind walls and ceilings, we do not need space for what would be radiators, for example. We will only need a cabinet for the hydraulic manifolds, which will be similar to a light cabinet, and will be located on some wall.
This consists of circulating cold water through the pipes, which also gives us the possibility of using the same pipe network for both heating and cooling.
Sense of comfort
Radiant heating is evenly distributed throughout the house, without concentrating on particular points (as with other heat sources). It does not produce draughts, which prevents dust and dryness in the room.