About Underfloor Heating

Brief history

The very idea of underfloor heating is more than 2000 years old. The Romans are credited with the invention of the first underfloor heating. Hot air from the furnace circulated under the risen floor. It worked fine as long as one had enough burning wood and slaves to keep it running.

Underfloor heating as a form of central heating had its revival in the second half of twentieth century. At first as a, so called, hydronic system, later with development of technology as various forms of electric heating systems. Now it is globally present in all of its variations.

Keep the warmth where it’s needed.

ECOMAXX Underfloor heating, gently warms your room from the floor upwards, resulting in the perfect spread of heat which is far more comfortable. An underfloor heating system runs at lower temperatures than a traditional radiator making it more efficient with lower running costs.

It can work divided in several independent heating zones (rooms) separately controlled by programmable room thermostats. That practically means that you can simply switch off the room that you don’t use and lower the heating cost.

Water or electricity?

A wet, water or hydronic system is basically a pipeline beneath the floor, connected to a boiler or a heat exchanger. The warm water, propelled by a pump, regulated with a series of valves circulates and heats the floor which heats your space.

Disadvantage: price, complicated installation, moving parts, maintenance required, leaking and jamming risk, slow response

Definitely, electricity.

High voltage or low voltage?

Some electric underfloor heating systems run on high voltage. Thick, insulated copper cables installed beneath the floor use 220-240V alternate currant (AC) from the grid. Disadvantage: high voltage, high temperature of the cables (the cables are relatively thin, so high temperature is needed to compensate the gap between them), copper oxidation

Advanced ECOMAXX underfloor heating systems uses low voltage . It also uses aluminium alloy instead of copper and wide tapes instead of cables. Those specific properties result in corrosion resistivity and wider heating surface equals longer life span and lower running cost.

Advantage: low voltage, safety, low consumption, simple installation, low temperature of the heater, 20 years warranty.