A viable alternative to conventional radiator style heating systems is underfloor heating or UFH, the system consists of small bore pipes laid under the floor typically fuelled by a condensing boiler.
Heating homes in this way provides a consistent even heat release from floor level providing comfort underfoot and consistent temperatures throughout the home. As the pipes are hidden there are no radiators and require a lower water temperature to maintain the same temperature level as radiator fed systems.
Because condensing boilers work more efficiently at lower temperatures pairing an underfloor heating system can reduce heating costs by up to 15%, this is due to the fact that a condensing boiler runs in condensing mode at lower temperatures, as underfloor heating usually requires lower temperatures than a conventional system the boiler is allowed to work in it's most efficient mode & thus reduces greenhouse gases & energy costs.
Given the energy saving benefits of underfloor heating there are many other benefits including: