Radiator and Underfloor Heating System Differences
When we think about underfloor heating, the first thought that comes to our mind is advanced technology. However, the concept of underfloor heating is not a new one and was invented by the Koreans in the Bronze Age and was brought into use by the Romans. Constructing dwellings with voids, the Romans would pass air warmed by an open fire through them thus heating the structure. Here is a comparison between the traditional radiators and underfloor heating:
When we compare the traditional radiators with the underfloor heating, on one hand we have a device that first creates an air current with the heat before directing the heat from the radiator to the ceiling and then to the floor. This results in the upper part of the body sensing warmth while the lower part is still suffering from the cold. On the other hand is a device that releases air from the floor, directing it towards the ceiling, thus eliminating the cold spots. Now, if given a choice, most of us would go in for the latter. The latter is the underfloor heating while the former is the traditional radiator.
When we talk in terms of energy consumed, the fact is very obvious that since underfloor heating uses either water of electric cables that are accompanied by a temperature control feature, the energy consumed will be considerably less when we compare it with the traditional heater wherein the energy consumed is mammoth.
When we talk about hygiene we mean the effects of the heating device on the health of the user. Unlike a traditional heater that circulates the dust within the room, making it unsuitable especially for those suffering from asthma, an underfloor heater maintains low moisture content thus reducing the dust mites and making the environment friendly for all including the asthma patients.
In a nutshell, underfloor heating by far surpasses the traditional radiator with its long list of benefits.