Underfloor heating systems offer improvements in energy efficiency and the thermal comfort of users when employed as a replacement for conventional heating systems.
There are two distinct systems for underfloor heating, either electric based or hydronic based. A hydronic system consists of a network of pipes containing water and antifreeze. This system unlike an electric solution can be used for both heating and cooling operations.
An underfloor system with a high thermally conductive self-compacting anhydrite screed provides improvements over conventional screed or slab construction systems. Increased thermal conductivity reduces reaction time and the flowing nature of a self-compacting screed results in an improved pipe coating, enhancing the pipe/screed interface, which combined with guaranteed homogeneity can further improve thermal energy transfer. The inherent strength, durability and low shrink characteristics of anhydrite screeds enables depths to be reduced without compromising performance.
Some benefits of underfloor heating with thermally conductive screeds are:
- Increased thermal comfort
- Improved reaction time
- Reduced operating temperatures
- High recycled contents
- Improved speed of construction
- Reduction in material quantities
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