Underfloor Heating and Cooling
How Underfloor heating and cooling works
Underfloor heating works by circulating warm water through a series of continuous loops that are fitted underneath your floor creating a large radiant surface that heats your room from the floor upwards. This radiant form of heating is much more comfortable than the convected heat provided by radiators which draws cold air across the floor, heating it and then convecting it upwards towards the ceiling.
Underfloor cooling works in very much the same way as underfloor heating except the energy transfer is reversed. Where underfloor heating radiates thermal energy from the floor surface into the air space, underfloor cooling relies on warm air passing over the cooler floor surface which absorbs radiant energy from the air and reduces the air temperature in the room. This process of passing chilled water through the floor keeps the floor area cool which continually absorbs warm air from the room.