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Everything You Need to Know About Water Underfloor Heating Maintenance 

May 31st, 2024 | Water Underfloor Heating
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Our collection of water underfloor heating systems are a great way to bring sustainable warmth to your home, helping to reduce both carbon emissions and running costs. As with all heating solutions, we understand that you may have some questions about the maintenance needs of these systems so in this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know. You’ll find out:  

  • Whether a water UFH system needs regular servicing 
  • How to test your heating system  
  • Understanding the components of a water system 
  • The benefits of Warmup’s market-leading warranties 
  • How to get help in case anything goes wrong with your heating 

Do water UFH systems need ongoing maintenance?  

Whether you’re considering installing a new water floor heating system in your property or already have a system fitted, our systems offer a low maintenance heating solution for both new-build and home renovation projects. Because these systems involve the pumping of heated water through pipework installed below your floor finish, like all plumbing services, they will require occasional testing just to confirm the system is fully operational.  

How do I ensure that my heating will operate correctly? 

The most important thing to guarantee an optimal performance of your heating system is to make sure it has been proficiently installed by a qualified engineer who has experience in fitting underfloor heating. Most of the problems that could be encountered with these systems are the result of an incorrect installation and your system should always be tested before, during and after its installation. Looking for more information on how to install water UFH? Read our expert article to learn more.  

The main ongoing maintenance requirements of a water system will involve the occasional pressure check to ensure the system isn’t exceeding its recommended levels and testing your system in this way couldn’t be easier through the use of its connected manifold. The underfloor heating manifold acts as the heart of your heating system, connecting its heating pipes and ensuring accurate temperature and pressure outputs. The manifold makes it very simple to address any operational issues you may encounter, allowing you to easily review the operational status of the system, check its pressure levels, review the water’s flow rates and add more water as needed too. Read our article on UFH Manifolds to find out more about its individual components and how they work together to provide easy maintenance of your heating system.  

All floor heating systems should be controlled by a system-specific controller and our Konekt Wireless Controls are perfect for use with water underfloor heating. The Konekt controls make the ongoing management of your heating an intuitive experience, offering room-by-room heat control, simple heat scheduling whilst also offering compatibility with central heating systems.  

Do Warmup systems come with guarantees? 

As well as offering a low maintenance operation, a key benefit of a water UFH system is that unlike purchasing a new boiler or radiator for your existing central heating system, when installing a new water system, you’ll be provided with brand new heating pipes, so you won’t be relying on your property’s original pipework (which could be over 100 years old). Warmup’s water systems are designed to be used with a specific heating pipe and all our heating pipes feature market-leading warranties for your peace of mind.  

The PEX-a UFH pipe and the PE-RT pipe are compatible with the majority of our water floor heating systems and both pipes feature a Limited Lifetime Warranty, meaning you can be guaranteed a lifetime of warmth with Warmup.  

Looking for more information about our renowned warranties? Read our in-depth blog post to find out more.  

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What if my water floor heating system encounters a problem? 

If you discover any problems during your routine pressure checks or if your heating stops working unexpectedly, Warmup are here to help. We offer 24/7 customer support and you can find a wide range of assistance within our online support portal, including installation manuals and technical specifications for all our water systems.  

The Warmup Smart Care service offers bespoke customer support to assist with the maintenance of our heating systems. Using data received from your Warmup WiFi-connected thermostat, our team of experts can deliver remote diagnostics to help resolve most issues you may experience without the requirement for an on-site visit from an engineer. 

In some cases, professional servicing may be required to find a resolution for your system’s fault. If you think your system may need a professional servicing, you can contact us for advice. As part of the UFH servicing, the engineer will attend your property to carry out a pressure test and the system may be flushed or assessed for a suspected leak or air locks.  

What about electric floor heaters? 

Our electric heating systems are ideal for smaller home refurbishment projects and also offer a very low maintenance heating solution. You can find out more about how best to look after an electric UFH system in our expert guide.   

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instant, accurate, flexible

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Warmup offers an extensive range of electric and water floor systems compatible with all floor types, rooms and projects.

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  • ✓ Ideal for single rooms
  • ✓ Does not alter floor levels
  • ✓ Great for renovations

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  • ✓ Rapid auto heat loss calculations
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  • ✓ Great for new-builds

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