Electric Heating is a process in which electric energy is converted to heat. But sometimes physics is perceived as a kind of magic! Knowing that the heat rises and using this simple principle for heating your home will bring your life to a new level of comfort.
Why do we use electric underfloor heating?
Electric Heating is an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly floor heating solution. It is flexible for new build homes and renovation for both wet and dry installation.
Underfloor heating systems offer either a 'wet' or 'dry' installation method; 'wet' meaning the system requires a layer of screed to function and 'dry' meaning a screedless installation.
Quick responding heating systems are easy to control. They enable great comfort and convenience with their user-friendly navigation providing long-lasting effect according to the highest-ranking quality standards.
Electric Heating can be utilized as comfort heating (as an additional heat source) or as the primary heat source.
There are many benefits provided by Electric Heating including:
- Easy and quick installation
- Fast-responding floor heating
- An invisible heat source
- High durability and no maintenance
- Long lifetime with a 20-years of full warranty
Why do we use cables or mats?
The Electric floor heating system consists of two main components:
- Heating element (cable, thin heating mat, or heating element for laminate floors, etc.)
- A thermostat with air or/and underfloor temperature sensors.
It is easy to find the solution that fits you if you want cut costs or save time:
- Cables are more flexible / mats are more fixed meaning easier to install
- Cables are thicker / mats are thinner
- Cables are less expensive and require a longer installation process / mats help to economize your installation time (the mat is self-adhesive and when you roll it out, it is ready to be mounted directly into the tiles glue)
- For cables embedded in concrete, it takes more time to heat the concrete layer while the heating effect lasts longer. Mats can be mounted directly into tiles glue closer to the tiles surface.
Why do we use thermostat?
As the integral component of the electric heating system, we use a thermostat to control the floor heating. With a floor sensor, the thermostat limits the floor temperature to rise, and keeps the surface at a safe and desirable level. Please note that the floor sensor is mandatory to ensure that the floor construction doesn't get overheated.
Which thermostat to select?
Eco design is coming soon. Please follow our updates to see our new thermostats.
Our most popular thermostats are digital Eco design compliant thermostats.
What is the effect of Eco design on thermostats?
Due to the Eco design requirements, analogue thermostats will be replaced by smarter digital thermostats increasing the efficiency of your heating system without having to change any other component apart from the thermostat.
How to select the right output?
The right output of a heating element is normally chosen based on the required heating output necessary to compensate the heat loss of the building / room/ etc.
Typically for a wooden floor, we recommend to use app. 100 W/m2, for concrete flooring 150 – 200 W/m2.
Please consider the limitations provided by the floor supplier.
You are welcome to contact us at any time for help or questions at EH@danfoss.com