I am considering different heating systems. Can underfloor heating be used as a whole-house heating system?
Using underfloor heating as a whole-house heating system has several benefits from decreased energy consumption to freeing up living space as radiators aren’t needed. In many cases, underfloor heating can be used as the primary source of heat as long as the rooms have the correct levels of insulation. A heat loss calculation needs to be carried out to establish how much heating is needed to heat each room and whether the insulation levels allow underfloor heating systems to be used as a whole-house system. Heat loss calculations are normally carried out by a builder, an architect, or a heating engineer.
There are also heat loss calculators available online which can be used if the insulation levels are known to give guidance on the heat loss levels.