In surface heating systems, the whole floor area is the heater, due to which horizontal temperature distribution in the room is even, while the vertical temperature decreases with increasing height. Thanks to this, heat is transmitted to the body parts that need it most, such as feet, while the head – inherently vulnerable to overheating, remains cool.
A sense of thermal comfort in rooms where underfloor, Renova or Wall surface heating is used is felt already at temperatures that are even 2-3 deg. C lower than for conventional heating. This translates into economy of the system, since lowering the temperature inside the room by 1 deg. C is a saving of approximately 6% of thermal energy, which is a significant reduction in the operating costs of the heating system.
The economy of floor heating is also influenced by the fact that surface heating systems operate at low supply parameters (35-45 deg. C), and are therefore ideally suited to operation with condensing boilers and heat pumps, currently the most economical heat sources.
Comparison of heat distribution of various heating solutions