When it comes to modern commercial or industrial properties, state-of-the-art heating and cooling are fast becoming staple features. Given that improved cost-savings is also likely to be a key concern, energy-efficient solutions such underfloor heating is now a top choice for a number of companies. In making this decision, however, which factors prove to be the most decisive?

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Diving into the benefits reported to us by numerous clients and the data from international case studies, our blog this week demonstrates why you should choose hydronic underfloor heating for your commercial or industrial space.

Continue reading to find out!

Sustainability

One of the biggest drivers of this kind of technology is its superior sustainability ranking. This is primarily because this technology leverages lower water temperatures to power heating for large commercial and industrial spaces - amazing, right?

This, in turn, lowers a building’s carbon footprint significantly, reducing the ill-effects of everyday operations on the environment.

In this way, underfloor heating doesn’t just represent guilt-free heating and cooling; it also assists commercial and industrial properties to meet a wave of emerging regulations which impose significant penalties on businesses that damage local ecosystems.

Design freedom

Hydronic underfloor heating also allows architects to design aesthetic spaces with zero restriction or limitation. This covers everything; layout, furniture, flooring, fixtures, and more.

Interior designers, therefore, have little trouble envisioning commercial and industrial spaces that meet every expectation of business owners. As mentioned above, underfloor heating allows designers to lay just about any kind of flooring, with which these systems prove functional. This covers laminated, wooden, tiled, and carpeted floors.

Health

Another consideration that proves to be highly compelling for both commercial and industrial companies, is the increased health benefits that accompany hydronic underfloor heating systems.

Most conventional heaters and coolers provide climate control through convection; here, all kinds of dust, bacteria, and other allergens are circulated through the air. With radiant heating, however, it is the objects in the room that are heated and not the air itself.

Further, underfloor systems also reduce the levels of moisture in floor coverings, which restricts mycobacterial growth. This eliminates dust in the carpet and prevents it from entering the airways through convection heating and cooling methods.

Energy efficiency

Another reason why owners of commercial or industrial buildings may prefer underfloor heating systems, over others, is because of its impressive efficiency ratings.

In this regard, these systems have proven to be approximately 15%-20% more efficient over the life of a building - numbers that can rise to 30%-50% in high-ceiling spaces. Given the relatively lower requirement of energy for a high output of heating and cooling, therefore, hydronic underfloor heating systems allow companies to enjoy exceptional energy savings.

For properties seeking greater efficiency and independence from the grid, these systems can even be coupled with solar systems or heat pumps!

Comfort

Traditionally, residential spaces were those that placed the most emphasis on comfort. Now, however, owners of commercial and industrial properties similarly prioritise the happiness and wellbeing of their own occupants.

In these circumstances, underfloor heating systems are a perfect choice - they deliver simultaneous heating and cooling in a way that has been deemed to be essential for internal comfort. Given the intelligent control systems that are inherent to these systems, it is, therefore, possible to create a stable temperature that’s perfect for constant occupation throughout the year.

Key takeaways

Beyond residential applications, underfloor heating is becoming an increasingly popular heating and cooling system in commercial and industrial properties.

With its ability to drive down costs, increase the health and comfort of occupants, and ensure sustainability in day-to-day operations, businesses need little else to jump on-board the bandwagon. By choosing hydronic underfloor heating, therefore, it is now possible to overcome the limitations imposed by conventional climate control technologies, allowing business owners to cater to the needs of both their business and their occupants.

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