If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on for help. Thanks :)
Hello all! Please ensure that you are posting a new thread or question in the appropriate forum. The Feedback forum is overwhelmed with questions that are having to be moved elsewhere. If you need help to verify your account contact

Under Floor Heating

  • 09-05-2023 9:20pm
    Registered Users Posts: 30

    I am doing a bit of work on my 1990 bungalow that has rads all over the house i am putting down tiles on 2 hallways & kitchen so i am thinking of putting down the heating hose under the tiles thinking of the future heating with solar can this be done mixing rads with under ground heating i take it my heating pump will have to be changed with pushing heated water further.


  • Registered Users Posts: 528 ✭✭✭mike_2009

    You'll need low profile formers to hold the pipe with insulation underneath or you'll lose a lot of heat to the slab/foundation. Then a manifold and work out how to bring the pipes to a central location and hook into the heating system. Talk to a plumber and then price the work. See what else may have to be changed?

  • Registered Users Posts: 30 CosyChair

    Ok thanks are rads more efficient then than under ground heating if so i wont bother with changing it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,192 ✭✭✭✭Water John

    Upgrade the house by increasing insulation, most advantageous first option. If you get your house insulated and thermally sealed then you could think about connecting radiators to a heat pump and/or solar PV. You could run a new pipes to newer low temp rads as you're redoing the floor.