HOW TO REGULATE THE TEMPERATURE OF AN UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEM?
Economical and providing optimal comfort, underfloor heating is one of the most popular heating systems. Composed of hydraulic tubes or resistances distributed under the floor, this type of heating diffuses a soft and homogeneous heat in all the room. However, to ensure the proper functioning of the device, it is recommended to maintain it regularly. It is also essential to regulate it at the right temperature to avoid wasting energy. Moreover, you should know that a set of standards governs heating systems in terms of comfort, insulation, and energy consumption.
Floor Heating Temperature: What Are the Standards?
Underfloor heating has existed for a long time, and however, it has been neglected in favor of other heating devices. Underfloor heating has been blamed for certain inconveniences such as heavy legs and poor blood circulation. But in reality, it is not the heating device that is the source of these problems.
It is the result of a wrong temperature setting of the floor heating system. Since then, temperature control standards have been imposed to avoid health problems and ensure the device’s proper functioning. Moreover, if you call a professional to install floor heating, he will make recommendations on this.
This also helps avoid wasting energy, since the wrong setting can increase your electricity bill. Be aware that the maximum temperature allowed for underfloor heating systems is 50°. This is not the temperature of the heat radiated but rather the temperature of the pipes. As for the heat diffused in the room, it should not exceed 28°. The temperature in the room also varies during the heating process. During the start-up phase, the heater is at full power, and the temperature can therefore reach more than 40°.
On the other hand, when it reaches the temperature maintenance phase, the temperature is around 25°, and then, the temperature will stagnate between 20 and 24°. This is why it is essential to install a programmable room thermostat in strategic locations.
Programmable Room Thermostat: How Does It Work?
This solution avoids wasting energy and regulates the temperature as the temperature changes. This regulation device will also allow the excellent management of the thermal ambiances of each room. There are different models of room thermostats, but it is wiser to choose one with 3 temperatures (for the day, night, and absence). Indeed, the room temperature during the day should oscillate between 19 and 21°. On the other hand, at night and during your absence, the ideal temperature is 16 to 17°.
It is also possible to regulate the temperature of the underfloor heating system without having to install a regulating system.
How To Regulate Underfloor Heating?
You must adjust:
The manifold is the fluid retention tank that feeds the circuits. To regulate the manifolds, you need to do a little calculation. It is necessary to find the ideal flow rate, which depends on the length of the loop and the heating power you want. This way, the heat will be better distributed.
The flow rate of the collector must also be calculated according to the length of the loop and the desired power.