Underfloor air conditioning systems base their operation on a network of plastic pipes that, installed under the pavement and a layer of mortar, circulate hot or cold water throughout the surface, which causes the heat or cold to be radiate from the ground. In the case of heating, this means that the temperature of the air at the height of the feet is somewhat higher than the temperature of the air at the height of the head, improving the sensation of comfort.
The circuits that transport the water are very narrow, between 5 and 10 mm, therefore, the flow of water to move is minimal. The temperatures at which it operates are low (between 30 and 42 degrees), which is why it is a very efficient system.
Underfloor heating systems work with a low-temperature water circuit compared to traditional systems that require higher delivery temperatures. As it is a low temperature system, great savings are achieved by combining it with efficient heat generation systems such as aerothermal, geothermal and solar thermal energy.
As the system is installed under the floor, we do not place radiators. Only the placement of a cabinet for the hydraulic manifolds on the wall should be taken into account. The living space is thus completely free and uncluttered, leaving total freedom for interior design.
This type of installation entails a certain technical complexity, not so much in its installation but in its maintenance. Therefore, the installation and maintenance of the radiant floor must be carried out by highly qualified personnel.