Air Source Heat Pump and Underfloor Heating
The floor heating system can be installed together with the air source heat pump system to provide an efficient heating solution for your home or office.
Why can underfloor heating work with air source heat pumps?
The floor heating system has a larger radiator area. Therefore, compared with the traditional radiator, the radiator may occupy one to two square meters on your wall, and the heat exchange area of the floor heating system is very large. If you install a larger radiator (floor heating or super-large radiator), the system can operate as low as 30 degrees and still get the required 20 degrees in the room. Therefore, the floor heating system works at a lower temperature and is more efficient.
The efficiency of the air source heat pump increases as the required flow temperature decreases. This means that the lower the temperature you need, the lower the operating cost.
Therefore, air source heat pumps and floor heating systems are heating solutions that require lower temperatures, higher efficiency, and lower heating costs.
How to correctly make the floor heating work together with the air source heat pump?
It is not a good habit to frequently "turn on and off" the air source heat pump, because:
1. It can transmit power spikes up and down on the power line and interfere with the power supply of nearby houses
2. It will reduce the life expectancy of the heat pump
3. It reduces the efficiency of the heat pump
Therefore, controls and systems need to be designed to reduce these effects. The way to do this is to ensure that the heat pump always "sees" the least amount of water.
What are the overall benefits of installing an underfloor heating system for an air source heat pump?
1. Floor heating can keep cool, which helps the system maintain efficiency without overwork. In addition, since there is no radiator unit on the inner wall, the aesthetic effect of floor heating may be ideal, thereby providing more wall space and flexibility for creative interior design and furniture layout.
2. For new construction and large-scale renovation, it is usually necessary to use air source heat pumps to install floor heating. In terms of future-oriented needs, this is a more effective and sustainable lifestyle, which is usually the best choice. However, it is not the only option.
If the floor heating effect is not good, the cost may be high. For example, suppose that one room has a coverage system, and other rooms have screeds. Since you can't get much heat through the cladding, the entire system needs to run very hot to keep a room warm. Therefore, you need to turn off other thermostats to balance the system. This will damage the efficiency of the entire heating system and reduce the efficiency of your heat pump.
If you want to know more about the suitability of your property and air source heat pump installation for underfloor heating, please contact Leomon heat pump immediately. Our renewable thermal energy experts will help you.