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How Do I Control Underfloor Heating?

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Thinking about installing a new underfloor heating system in your home? In this expert guide, we’ll explore how our innovative range of heating controls make controlling your Warmup system an intuitive experience that can also improve your home’s energy performance. You’ll learn more about: 

  • Which thermostat is best for electric floor heating 
  • How to control a water UFH system 
  • How our heating controllers can help save you money 
  • The ways you can incorporate your heating within a Smart home ecosystem 
  • How to get help with your floor heating controls 

Which UFH controls are right for me? 

Underfloor heating offers a cleaner, more energy-efficient heating solution for contemporary homes and all floor heating systems require the usage of a system-dedicated heating controller to manage your heat schedule and temperature output. Whether you’re considering a water UFH system in a new-build project or an electric heater in your home refurbishment, we offer a wide array of heating controllers suitable for your needs and you can use our simple Thermostat Buying Guide to find the perfect controller. All our thermostats can be purchased individually or alongside your new heating system. Get an instant online quote today to find out how much new heating controls would cost for your home. 

What’s the best way to control my electric floor heater? 

Electric underfloor heating systems are perfect to use as primary heating methods in single-room renovations and their quick installation times mean you can feel the luxury of a Warmup system in a matter of hours. Controlling an electric floor heater couldn’t be easier than by using one of our Smart Thermostats. Our collection of Smart heating controls feature SmartGeo technology which learns your routines; offering radiant warmth at the right temperature, at the right time, automatically – without the need to set up a heat programme. Smart controls also have the ability to be controlled remotely from your Smartphone via the Warmup MyHeating app and MyWarmup online portal.  

Warmup’s 6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat combines advanced technology with premium design and materials to create the ultimate underfloor heating controller. It is the world’s first UFH controller with a Smartphone touchscreen and maximises on the energy-efficiency of a floor heating system. Find out more about the many benefits of the 6iE in our informative article. 

The Element WiFi Thermostat features all the innovative Smart technology of the 6iE without its touchscreen functionality. With a sleek, unobtrusive design, it has been built with simplicity and stylish functionality in mind, utilising simple touch buttons for accurate control of your underfloor heating system. Looking for a slightly simpler heating controller? Our range of Programmable Thermostats are ideal for those who prefer more traditional heating controls. 

How do I control a water floor heating system? 

The Konekt range of heating controls offer a wireless solution for controlling water underfloor heating systems. Their Smart technology allow you to set-up personalised, automated heat schedules in different parts of your home, with the ability to group different heating zones together for even greater efficiency.   

You can use Konekt to control a new or existing wet UFH systems and by utilising Konekt’s eTRVs, you can expand the system to manage central heating systems too.  The Konekt range allow a low-impact installation method, with little intrusive building work required. You can find out more about controlling a water system with the Konekt wireless controls in our in-depth guide. 

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Will a Warmup UFH controller save me money on my energy bills? 

As we explored earlier, a Smart Thermostat can dramatically improve the energy performance of a heating system which can in turn, help reduce the running costs of your home’s heating.  

Smart controls facilitate zoned heating: this means splitting your property’s heating system into different ‘zones’ in the home – allowing you to heat specific rooms independently to each other. Multi-zone heating dramatically enhances the energy-efficiency of a heating system and will help reduce energy wastage. Want to learn more about the benefits of multi-zone heating? Read our expert blog to discover everything you need to know. 

Warmup’s Smart controls work together with our Smartphone apps to maximise on both the energy-savings and cost-savings offered. Using both the MyHeating app to remotely control your underfloor heating and the AutoSwitch app to find the best energy tariff for your home, could help reduce your energy usage by 25%;  potentially lowering your energy bills by over £400 a year.   

Can I connect a Warmup thermostat with other Smart tech in my home? 

Yes, you can. Our Smart controls can be connected to other Smart devices in a property with ease. Looking to control your heating by voice through your Smart speaker? Warmup controllers are compatible with the Amazon Echo through Amazon’s Alexa app and other voice assistants through the IFTTT platform. Find out more about controlling your heating system through a Smart speaker in our expert article.  

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Can I get help with my floor heating controls? 

If you encounter any problem with your thermostat, you can find a wide range of troubleshooting assistance through our online Support portal. Here, you’ll find a wealth of information: from installation manuals to FAQs to wiring diagrams. We also provide video tutorials for many of our heating controls, helping you to set up your device step-by-step. Find out more about these video walkthrough guides in our informative blog post.  

Warmup Smart Care is also available for all users of a Warmup Smart underfloor heating system. Smart Care is a bespoke support service that ensures your home’s heating system is always running at its optimal level. With remote diagnostic capability, our team of experts can resolve most issues you may experience with your heating in a matter of minutes. 

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Warmup Quoting Tools: instant, accurate, flexible

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

Warmup Quoting Tools

instant, accurate, flexible

Quoting Tools: instant, accurate, flexible

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

Electric Systems

  • ✓ Ideal for zones less than 25m²
  • ✓ Ideal for single rooms
  • ✓ Does not alter floor levels
  • ✓ Great for renovations

Electric Systems Quote
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Water Systems

  • ✓ Ideal for larger zones over 25m²
  • ✓ Rapid auto heat loss calculations
  • ✓ Compatible with existing central heating systems
  • ✓ Great for new-builds

Water Systems Quote & Buy
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Projects Division Consultation

  • ✓ Bespoke heating solutions for new-build projects and larger renovations
  • ✓ Dedicated team to work with you
  • ✓ World-class expertise in R&D, building regulations and energy performance
  • ✓ Detailed system layouts for each stage of the project

Get In Touch with Warmup’s Projects Division
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