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Commercial underfloor heating is a great solution for keeping your premises warm while saving some space, and it can also be very economical if used correctly.

It is crucial to maintain your underfloor heating system to ensure that it is safe and effective at all times.

Our team of engineers can service your underfloor heating to ensure it continues to work at its full potential and reduce the risk of any heating breakdown. We work across Yorkshire, in all towns and cities in the region. Contact 01423 226578 for more information.

Wet vs. Dry Underfloor Heating Systems

There are two types of underfloor heating systems: wet and dry.

Wet systems rely on a network of pipes filled with water or other fluids to transfer heat, while dry systems use electrical coils.

If your system has commercial underfloor heating manifolds then it is a wet heating system. These are the distribution centres for all of the pipes and hot water is distributed from these manifolds, they also need regular maintenance.

Dry systems are often much cheaper to install and may require less maintenance, but it all depends on the unique system in question as well as the installation.

If your premises already have a system installed you won’t get to make any decisions on which type you are running.

Benefits of Commercial Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating has a variety of benefits which is why it is common for a variety of commercial buildings.

  • Space-saving. It uses less space than having radiators or heaters scattered around the building.
  • Flexibility. Commercial underfloor heating can be used in conjunction with other forms of heating, such as solar power or heat pumps. It can also be installed alongside a variety of different flooring.
  • Cost-effective. Commercial underfloor heating is often cheaper to run than traditional forms of heating, such as boilers.
  • Comfortable. The feel of underfloor heating on your feet can be particularly comfortable.
  • Hygienic. Commercial underfloor heating can help to reduce a buildup of bacteria or even fungus from the warm and moist setting of a radiator.

What Happens If Commercial Underfloor Heating Goes Wrong?

If your commercial underfloor heating system is not working properly, it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. A number of things can go wrong with underfloor heating system, such as:

  • Pipes freezing
  • Leaking from the pipes or manifold
  • Thermostats not working properly
  • Floors becoming too hot

If your system is not working as expected or you fear it could become a hazard, make sure you act swiftly. Robinsons Facilities Services can offer repairs throughout the whole of Yorkshire. Our accredited engineers know how vital it is to do the job with minimal disruption and can get you back up and running.

Commercial Underfloor Heating and Renewable Energy Sources

A lot of people are shifting to new methods of power in their commercial buildings, such as solar, and ground source and air source heat pumps.

Commercial underfloor heating systems are an excellent match for renewable and eco-friendly power sources for several reasons. Firstly, underfloor heating systems operate at low temperatures, which means they are highly compatible with low-grade heat sources such as ground-source heat pumps or solar thermal collectors. These heat sources can efficiently supply the energy needed to run underfloor heating systems, reducing the reliance on fossil fuels.

Also, underfloor heating systems distribute heat evenly across a room, creating a comfortable and consistent temperature and reducing demand for additional heating or cooling. This means that less energy is required to maintain a comfortable indoor environment, leading to reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Many commercial underfloor heating systems are highly efficient and can be easily controlled and regulated using advanced energy management systems. Their use can be monitored and optimised in this way.

Does Commercial Underfloor Heating Need Maintenance?

Yes, commercial underfloor heating needs regular maintenance in order to ensure that it is running properly. Though you do not have to get the system checked every six or 12 months like some other heaters, it is your responsibility to keep the premises safe.

On top of that, a service contract may include bleeding the underfloor heating system which can prevent the buildup of sludge that could cause it to stop working.

It makes sense to get a regular check from the professionals to keep the system running at its maximum potential, and to remain as economical as possible.

We can design a bespoke service and maintenance schedule to suit your business and we work with your existing underfloor heating system.

Working across Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time to all breakdowns and repairs. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.

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Commercial Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating systems are built to last for fifty years or even longer, which is much more time than a radiator and should be considered when calculating your investment.

A lot of people leave underfloor heating on for the whole day in their commercial premises during winter because it takes a lot longer to warm up than some other heating methods.

In some circumstances it can be a big job to retrofit underfloor heating. Also, there is a downside in the fact that the heating can take longer to get to the desired temperature than other methods.

In most scenarios, you are able to install underfloor heating without getting planning permission, but it is often wise to check this with your local planning authority.

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