What is low temperature heating?
In Scotland in most of the homes the warmth is spread through conventional radiators. Water flows through these radiators with temperatures between 60 to 90 degrees. The hot radiators radiate the heat into the room and make heat up the room. To heat the water to the required temperature for these radiators costs a lot of energy. In addition to this, sustainable sources such as a hybrid or electric heat pumps can not be combined with these radiators. This is because these heat sources are not enough sufficent to heat water to such high temperatures. A solution for this is low temperature heating. A well-known example is underfloor heating. With underfloor heating, water flows with a temperature of 40 to 50 degrees though a system of pipes that are intergated in the floor. Because of the slow flow speed, it can produce heat bery efficiently. The result is a fine warm floor that can heat the entire space well from below. Durable and comfortable. Underfloor heating is easily combined with floor insulation. The underfloor heating will actually work better. A variant of underfloor heating is a heating wall. In that case the pipes are embedded in the wall.
Underfloor heating or Low Temperature radiators?
If the property is very well insulated, it may also be possible to use the existing radiators in combination with water of a lower temperature. There must be extra investment in insulation, however this can be saved on the low temperature heating. In older homes, it is not always possible to isolate to such a good standard throughout the House. In that case, in addition to the underfloor heating Edinburgh, it is also an option to replace the old-fashioned with LT (low temperature) radiators or with Low H2O radiators. These radiators are able to radiate the warmth of the water better and warm up faster than old-fashioned radiators, this allows water of a low temperature. Seen from an investment point of view this is often a better option to install these than underfloor heating. There may also be a combination. For example, floor heating in the living room, where comfort is important, and Low H2O radiators in the other rooms.