Sunday, November 27, 2011

Huntington Park Heating- Underfloor Heating Insulation During Winter

By Shelby Maddux

Radiant floor heating is a system that provides direct heat on the floor or on panels in the walls or the ceiling of our homes. It gives off heat by the principles of heat transfer. Radiant floor heating involves transports heat from hot surfaces to the occupants of the room. But why choose an Air source heat pump?

It has similar way of providing heat but the big difference is the heating elements are on the walls and on the floor rising up into the room. The underfloor heating insulation operates like a minimal radiator that slowly gives heat to the room from feet up and only needs approximately 15% lesser of energy that the convection heating. It can also be installed easily to any room or for the whole house.

Modern buildings also heats up more faster than older buildings because heat are more easily retained by modern buildings compared than older buildings. Air source heat pumps are also easier to install, which is the reason apartments are using these kinds of heat pumps more commonly. Air source heat pumps are also capable of having reverse-cycle which means that it has both heating and cooling features like all geothermal heat pumps.

Underfloor heating can be used without the insulation, but to prevent the heat to be attracted towards the cold sub floor, insulation must come with your underfloor heating thus reducing the energy used by the system.Air source heat pumps also have its disadvantages that come along with it that is why other types of heat pumps are available for the public. Different homes get different types of heating system depending on particular things namely the location of the home in relation with its power grid.

The air heated radiant floors is the least cost effective of the three types of radiant floor heating system. Many air source heat pumps are capable to heat water up to 70C without difficulty if the source air temperature is 5C or higher. Another type is the electric radiant floor heating system.

This is the second least cost effective type of radiant heating because it uses electricity to run this type of heating system. Some are designed to provide heat for driveways, ramps and porches. Some Air source heat pumps are also made to be interfering although slim-lined models are available.

For wooden sub-floors, first ensure the floor-boards are firmly fixed to the joists before applying a flexible floor tile adhesive. Even though insulation for your underfloor heating may seem like an additional cost, it will pay you back many times because of the energy usage saved. We should keep in mind that fans and compressors make noise.

As much as possible we should try position the outside unit far from windows of the building and the nearby establishments. All external units should have a sound rating of 76 decibels or lower. Choose a heat pump that has defrosted control.

This will reduce the supplementary electrical energy use for heating by the heat pump. Make sure that the outdoor unit is protected from high winds because this may affect the efficiency of the heat absorption process. And if you will be going to use the heat pump more in the heating mode rather than the cooling mode then installing the indoor unit in a low wall position is better as this will increase its heating efficiency.

There you have it, all the know how on buying Air source heat pumps.

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