Installing an underfloor heating system with a heat pump is a fantastic way to save money on your energy bills and dramatically lower your home’s carbon emissions. In this guide we’ll walk you through the best floor heating systems to use with ground and air-source heat pumps. You’ll find out:
- The benefits of using UFH with heat pumps
- Whether you can use heat pumps and UFH in home refurbishments
- The perfect hydro underfloor heating systems to fit with heat pumps
- How to control heat pump operated floor heating
- How to purchase a new Warmup heating solution
Why UFH is ideal for installation with a new heat pump
Underfloor heating is a more sustainable heating solution for your home that is up to 40% more efficient than traditional heating methods. Using hydro floor heating with a ground or air-source heat pump is an even more efficient way to improve your home’s energy performance whilst saving you significant amounts of money on your energy bills. Heat pumps are a technological innovation that can replace carbon-emitting gas boilers and help to create a greener, cleaner environment for all of us. Heat pumps work much better with floor heating systems than standard radiators as both heat pumps and UFH systems have been developed to run at lower temperatures than energy-wasting central heating whilst still producing the same level of comfort. Find out more about the compatibility of heat pumps and underfloor heating in our informative article.
Can I install a heat pump with UFH in a refurbishment project?
Yes, you can. We offer a range of radiant heating solutions that can be retrofitted in your renovation project and all of our hydro systems can be used with heat pumps. Air-source heat pumps are typically recommended for use in refurbishment projects as they require a less labour-intensive installation process than ground-source pumps. Air-source pumps are fixed to your property’s external wall and are around the same size as an air-conditioning unit.
The best hydro floor heating systems to install in home renovations
Warmup’s range of VLo low-profile hydro systems are the ideal option to install in home renovation projects. These systems feature a slimline design, making them especially popular for rooms with fixed ceiling heights. The VLo line is comprised of three different solutions, with each system designed for a specific application. The VLo Nexxa-12 Castellated System has been designed for installation with insulated floors, the VLo Econna-12 Joisted Floor System is for use with joisted floors and the VLo Ultra-12 Low Build System is a great all-rounder developed for use with uninsulated floors. With a system depth of just 18mm including inbuilt insulation, the Ultra-12 does not require screeding and features aluminium heat spreading plates which evenly distributes heat across the floor’s surface. Its unique low-weight construction offers a hassle-free installation in rooms of any size and shape.
Selecting the perfect wet system for use in new-build projects
For new-build projects or larger-scale renovation projects that may use a ground-source heat pump as the heat source, our Clyspo System is a popular hydronic option. The Clypso System has been designed for use with floating screeded floors and can be installed with almost any floor finish, in particular where the flooring may be replaced from time to time. Its high-quality accompanying insulation features an innovative gridwork design for a clear installation.
All hydronic floor heating systems installed with a heat pump can be controlled by one of Warmups’ innovative Smart Thermostats such as the Konekt Wireless Controls. The Konekt range’s Smart technology allows wireless control of your UFH system, allowing you to set-up personalised, automated heat schedules in different parts of your home with the option of grouping heating zones together for even greater comfort and efficiency.
Using our online quote tool for easy planning
You can use our heat pump compatible quote tool to find the best hydronic heating system for your home and find out exactly how much it will cost. Simply fill in the details of your project and you can purchase the system online. This tool factors in a range of engineering variables based on your home’s needs so you may want to ask your installer or architect to work with you to complete the quote.