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Under Floor Heating

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  • 09-05-2023 9:20pm
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    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.



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  • 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.



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