Upgrade Your Underfloor Heating System For Maximum Performance
Upgrading your underfloor heating system with high-quality, professional accessories can help maximize its performance and energy efficiency. From cables and mats to thermostats and control units, having the right parts makes a difference.
Choose the Right Underfloor Heating Mats and Cables
When selecting underfloor heating mats or cables, you need to consider the size of the room as well as the type of flooring.
Our range includes different wattages and sizes to suit any area in your home. For a small bathroom, a 150W/m2 mat is ideal, while a larger open plan kitchen requires a higher wattage like 200W/m2.
These electric heating mats and cables are designed for easy DIY installation under tiles, stone, wood, or vinyl floors. They should be laid out according to the room layout before being connected to the thermostat and electric supply.
Underfloor heating mats are easy to install under tiles or wood flooring. Image credit: Pexels
Thermostats Give You Precise Temperature Control
A programmable thermostat is essential for any underfloor heating system. It allows you to set precise temperatures and create customizable heating schedules.
Look for a model with automatic adjustments and a built-in timer. This gives you full control over when the heating switches on and off, minimizing energy consumption.
We recommend digital thermostats with an LCD display. These make it easy to program and adjust the settings as required. Opt for a model with ambient air temperature sensing too
A programmable thermostat allows customized control over underfloor heating. Image credit: Pexels
Advanced Control Units For Larger Systems
Larger underfloor heating systems with multiple zones need an advanced electric control unit. These manage the electric loads efficiently to optimize performance.
Control units come with time and temperature monitoring. This allows you to track the heating activity and spot any fluctuations or faults.
Select a model engineered for reliability and continuous operation. Built-in safety features are also important to prevent overheating or current surges.
Consider a smart control unit with wifi connectivity. This enables remote operation and monitoring via smartphone apps.
Electric control units help manage larger underfloor heating systems. Image credit: Pexels
Use Quality Accessories For Water-Based Systems
Our underfloor heating accessories are suitable for both electric and hydronic water systems.
For hydronic systems, you’ll need plastic tubing or rubber pipes designed specifically for underfloor heat distribution. We stock various diameters, grades, and coil sizes to suit different room layouts.
Proper insulation under the tubing helps maximize efficiency. We recommend using our foam boards or rubber mat underlays.
Thermostatic control valves regulate the water flow and temperature for each zone. This gives you precise control over each area’s heating.
Quality tubing and proper insulation are key for water-based systems. Image credit: Pexels
Professional-Grade Parts For Any System
Whether you’re upgrading an existing setup or building from scratch, our underfloor heating accessories ensure optimal performance.
We rigorously test and certify every product for safety and reliability. All parts meet the latest quality standards for electric and hydronic systems.
Browse our full range online or contact our team to discuss your specific needs. We can provide expert advice to help you select compatible components for a high-efficiency underfloor heating system.
We stock a complete range of professional underfloor heating accessories. Image credit: Pexels
Maintenance Tips For Underfloor Heating Systems
Proper maintenance keeps your underfloor heating performing efficiently for years to come. Follow these tips:
Vacuum the floor surface regularly to remove dust and debris
Check tubing/cables annually for damage or leaks
Bleed water systems to remove trapped air
Clean thermostats and control units of dust
Test electrical components and replace any faulty parts
Keep the boiler serviced if on a wet system
Avoid puncturing the floor with nails or screws
Get professional help for any major repairs or issues
Regular upkeep and servicing is key to maximizing the lifespan of your underfloor heating system. Contact us anytime for maintenance help and repairs.
Our BTU Calculator is designed specifically to save you money and make sure you don’t get too little or too much heat.
It’s super easy to use and tells you how many BTUs your will need when selecting the radiators to make a difference in your home.
Once you have your Minimum and Upper BTU estimates aim to match or exceed it as best you can.
Pick a radiator that you like from our fantastic range and be sure to check out its technical information for the BTUs!
Having the heat and not needing it is much better than needing the heat and not having it!
You can always turn a hot radiator down with one of our Thermostatic Radiator Valves.
There are always a lot of factors to consider when warming a room, so if you would like any assistance feel free to call our team of friendly heating experts.
Our bespoke and designer radiator installations are carried out to give you the best aesthetic look possible. Not much is impossible, so if you’ve got a fancy new radiator and need it installing professionally, we put the effort in to give you the desired outcome, no matter where in the country you are.
At DRS we have a team of experienced plumbers, specialising in radiator installations, replacements and repairs.