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Underfloor Heating FAQs

If you are still not sure whether Polypipe underfloor heating is right for you, here is a little more information to help you decide.

Do I need to replace my existing floor?

No. Our patented Overlay™ systems allow you to lay the panels over existing solid or timber floors. It’s as effective as a traditional underfloor heating system, without the inconvenience of traditional installation.

Is underfloor heating easy to control?

Yes. Polypipe provides a number of control options, including single zone and individual room control, allowing you to control the temperature in specific rooms or areas of your home.

Can underfloor heating be used alongside a radiator-based system?

Yes. Our systems can be used either as a primary or secondary source of heat in your home thanks to their compatibility with both standard and condensing boilers.

Is underfloor heating expensive to install?

No. Generally, Polypipe systems cost much less to install than other systems, particularly when installing our Overlay™systems or Modular Heating Panels as these are designed to save time, and therefore money, during installation.

Is underfloor heating expensive to run?

No. In fact, in the long-term, Polypipe underfloor heating systems can actually reduce your energy bill quite significantly thanks to their efficiency.

Can I use underfloor heating in just one room?

Yes. Our Overlay™ systems are ideal for single room applications where you can simply fit the panels over your existing solid or timber floor then fit your floor covering over the top.

Our advanced range of innovative products and temperature control solutions also ensure that disruption to existing heating systems is minimal.

Will the system need maintenance?

No. All Polypipe underfloor heating is virtually maintenance free and comes with a 50-year guarantee on pipes.*

Are Polypipe systems better than electrical systems?

Yes! Generally, water based systems are more energy efficient than electric systems.
Water based systems also allow any power source from electric, gas or renewable energy.

Can underfloor heating only be used with tiled or solid floors?

No. Polypipe underfloor heating systems will operate effectively and efficiently under any type of floor covering – tile, timber, carpet, laminate, or vinyl. Just ensure that the system is well insulated underneath to prevent any heat-loss.

Will underfloor heating delay my building or refurbishment project?

No. Providing that your project has been scheduled properly, there is absolutely no reason why installing underfloor heating would delay progress. In fact, you will be surprised at how fast Polypipe systems can actually be installed.

Will underfloor heating make my feet ache?

No. Older systems, due to their inefficiencies, had to produce more heat to maintain a
comfortable room temperature – which often led to people experiencing achy feet.

Our systems incorporate the latest energy efficiency and insulation technologies, meaning our underfloor heating solutions don’t lose as much heat and therefore don’t have to work as hard to keep your home warm – avoiding causing achy feet.

Where can I found our more about underfloor heating?

For more information about Underfloor Heating why not take a look at some of the other sources of information on our site:

Watch Underfloor Heating Installation Videos

Download a PDF Brochure from the Download Centre

Browse Underfloor Heating Products Online

Read About the Benefits of Underfloor Heating