Heat rising: the evolution of underfloor heating

Heat rising: the evolution of underfloor heating

Underfloor heating systems are known for their ability to provide a temperate even whole-house heating solution...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Underfloor heating systems are known for their ability to provide a temperate even whole-house heating solution. For many years now, underfloor heating has been a sought after solution for this reason. As opposed to air-based heating such as heat pumps, underfloor heating has a host of benefits allowing for a healthier home.

“Because you’re not blowing air around, you’re creating a healthier environment for the whole family,” John Guest Pacific’s Grant Price says. “As well, most air-based heating solutions aim to force air down from the ceiling or walls, which is against what happens to heat naturally.”

For that reason, underfloor heating is a much more efficient way of heating because the heat that is created under the floor naturally rises to evenly heat the whole house.

Existing Floor Underfloor Heating
Existing Floor Underfloor Heating

“Modern underfloor heating is much more efficient than it used to be so once it’s up to the desired temperature, the system doesn’t have to work hard to maintain that temperature,” Grant says. “This is as opposed to other solutions where they’re constantly having to work to force warm air down and heat just one room or area of the house.”

It’s for these reasons that the underfloor heating market has quickly evolved into one that is achievable for much of the population, becoming a more cost effective and efficient method of heating.

“We’re also seeing many more people including polished concrete floors in new builds and the only efficient way to heat those is underfloor heating,” Grant says.

John Guest Pacific is a subsidiary of English brand John Guest, which has specialised in the design and manufacture of underfloor heating systems for more than three decades. Together, the John Guest companies worldwide employ more than 2,000 staff and design and manufacture most components of their systems in-house in England.

The latest technology available in the John Guest systems is easily adaptable for almost any size or style of home, and the systems can be retrofitted into older homes. “That’s something often people don’t realise is an option but something we are doing more and more of,” Grant says. “We can fit heating pipes under wooden floors to heat old villas, for example. And those can be operated with wireless battery thermostats if wiring isn’t able to be run where it needs to.

“John Guest systems are also suitable for apartments and multiple dwellings.” In these situations, piping is run underneath the flooring of the entire complex, with separate thermostats and controls for each unit.

While the piping and many of the components of the system are standard in each application, the system can be manipulated to suit very different needs. That could mean, for example, if a client wanted to take a more sustainable route, it can be run with the help of solar panels.

“We work with a group of installers throughout the country who specialise in the John Guest brand. Depending on the individual requirements of a project, we will choose an installer who specialises in the particular aspect, such as the latest solar technology or air to water heat pumps,” Grant says.

Concrete Underfloor Heating
Concrete Underfloor Heating

Along with the method of running, John Guest underfloor heating systems can be tailored to the clients’ needs by way of set up and operation, which could mean a basic thermostat operation or completely wireless automated operation by way of the John Guest app allowing precise programming and wireless control from anywhere in the world.

Make sure you visit John Guest Pacific on ArchiPro here if you’re looking at ways to incorporate a smart, efficient heating system in your next project.

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Heat rising: the evolution of underfloor heating

Heat rising: the evolution of underfloor heating

Underfloor heating systems are known for their ability to provide a temperate even whole-house heating solution...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Underfloor heating systems are known for their ability to provide a temperate even whole-house heating solution. For many years now, underfloor heating has been a sought after solution for this reason. As opposed to air-based heating such as heat pumps, underfloor heating has a host of benefits allowing for a healthier home.

“Because you’re not blowing air around, you’re creating a healthier environment for the whole family,” John Guest Pacific’s Grant Price says. “As well, most air-based heating solutions aim to force air down from the ceiling or walls, which is against what happens to heat naturally.”

For that reason, underfloor heating is a much more efficient way of heating because the heat that is created under the floor naturally rises to evenly heat the whole house.

Existing Floor Underfloor Heating
Existing Floor Underfloor Heating

“Modern underfloor heating is much more efficient than it used to be so once it’s up to the desired temperature, the system doesn’t have to work hard to maintain that temperature,” Grant says. “This is as opposed to other solutions where they’re constantly having to work to force warm air down and heat just one room or area of the house.”

It’s for these reasons that the underfloor heating market has quickly evolved into one that is achievable for much of the population, becoming a more cost effective and efficient method of heating.

“We’re also seeing many more people including polished concrete floors in new builds and the only efficient way to heat those is underfloor heating,” Grant says.

John Guest Pacific is a subsidiary of English brand John Guest, which has specialised in the design and manufacture of underfloor heating systems for more than three decades. Together, the John Guest companies worldwide employ more than 2,000 staff and design and manufacture most components of their systems in-house in England.

The latest technology available in the John Guest systems is easily adaptable for almost any size or style of home, and the systems can be retrofitted into older homes. “That’s something often people don’t realise is an option but something we are doing more and more of,” Grant says. “We can fit heating pipes under wooden floors to heat old villas, for example. And those can be operated with wireless battery thermostats if wiring isn’t able to be run where it needs to.

“John Guest systems are also suitable for apartments and multiple dwellings.” In these situations, piping is run underneath the flooring of the entire complex, with separate thermostats and controls for each unit.

While the piping and many of the components of the system are standard in each application, the system can be manipulated to suit very different needs. That could mean, for example, if a client wanted to take a more sustainable route, it can be run with the help of solar panels.

“We work with a group of installers throughout the country who specialise in the John Guest brand. Depending on the individual requirements of a project, we will choose an installer who specialises in the particular aspect, such as the latest solar technology or air to water heat pumps,” Grant says.

Concrete Underfloor Heating
Concrete Underfloor Heating

Along with the method of running, John Guest underfloor heating systems can be tailored to the clients’ needs by way of set up and operation, which could mean a basic thermostat operation or completely wireless automated operation by way of the John Guest app allowing precise programming and wireless control from anywhere in the world.

Make sure you visit John Guest Pacific on ArchiPro here if you’re looking at ways to incorporate a smart, efficient heating system in your next project.

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Heat rising: the evolution of underfloor heating

Underfloor heating systems are known for their ability to provide a temperate even whole-house heating solution...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Underfloor heating systems are known for their ability to provide a temperate even whole-house heating solution. For many years now, underfloor heating has been a sought after solution for this reason. As opposed to air-based heating such as heat pumps, underfloor heating has a host of benefits allowing for a healthier home.

“Because you’re not blowing air around, you’re creating a healthier environment for the whole family,” John Guest Pacific’s Grant Price says. “As well, most air-based heating solutions aim to force air down from the ceiling or walls, which is against what happens to heat naturally.”

For that reason, underfloor heating is a much more efficient way of heating because the heat that is created under the floor naturally rises to evenly heat the whole house.

Existing Floor Underfloor Heating
Existing Floor Underfloor Heating

“Modern underfloor heating is much more efficient than it used to be so once it’s up to the desired temperature, the system doesn’t have to work hard to maintain that temperature,” Grant says. “This is as opposed to other solutions where they’re constantly having to work to force warm air down and heat just one room or area of the house.”

It’s for these reasons that the underfloor heating market has quickly evolved into one that is achievable for much of the population, becoming a more cost effective and efficient method of heating.

“We’re also seeing many more people including polished concrete floors in new builds and the only efficient way to heat those is underfloor heating,” Grant says.

John Guest Pacific is a subsidiary of English brand John Guest, which has specialised in the design and manufacture of underfloor heating systems for more than three decades. Together, the John Guest companies worldwide employ more than 2,000 staff and design and manufacture most components of their systems in-house in England.

The latest technology available in the John Guest systems is easily adaptable for almost any size or style of home, and the systems can be retrofitted into older homes. “That’s something often people don’t realise is an option but something we are doing more and more of,” Grant says. “We can fit heating pipes under wooden floors to heat old villas, for example. And those can be operated with wireless battery thermostats if wiring isn’t able to be run where it needs to.

“John Guest systems are also suitable for apartments and multiple dwellings.” In these situations, piping is run underneath the flooring of the entire complex, with separate thermostats and controls for each unit.

While the piping and many of the components of the system are standard in each application, the system can be manipulated to suit very different needs. That could mean, for example, if a client wanted to take a more sustainable route, it can be run with the help of solar panels.

“We work with a group of installers throughout the country who specialise in the John Guest brand. Depending on the individual requirements of a project, we will choose an installer who specialises in the particular aspect, such as the latest solar technology or air to water heat pumps,” Grant says.

Concrete Underfloor Heating
Concrete Underfloor Heating

Along with the method of running, John Guest underfloor heating systems can be tailored to the clients’ needs by way of set up and operation, which could mean a basic thermostat operation or completely wireless automated operation by way of the John Guest app allowing precise programming and wireless control from anywhere in the world.

Make sure you visit John Guest Pacific on ArchiPro here if you’re looking at ways to incorporate a smart, efficient heating system in your next project.

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