Underfloor Heating Checklist
Here at Snug we offer a 24-hour turnaround on all water
underfloor heating quotations. We’ve got a 7-step checklist to make this as
simple as possible.
1. Areas to be heated
Firstly – inform us as to which area(s) will be heated on
the project. If it is just a single room, we require the room dimensions and
any permanent fixtures that occupy the room such as kitchen units, toilets or
fireplaces. We would need to know the exact measurements of these units, and
their exact location within the room.
Alternatively, you can send us a dimensional plan or drawing
of the room. This is also required if a whole floor or multiple levels are being
installed with Snug Underfloor Heating. This allows us to produce accurate
quotes and ensure that the area is heated as efficiently as possible.
2. System Type
Secondly, the type of system that will be installed should
be decided. Different projects require different systems. If you need
assistance deciding which underfloor heating system is the correct one for your
current project – please click here for a complete system breakdown.
Alternatively, you can call our friendly technical Snug support team on 01772
761 333, who will advise you on the best system for your needs.
3. Floor Construction
We also require the type of subfloor that our Snug system
will be resting on. Certain Snug systems are perfect for different subfloors.
Please inform us whether the screed will be fresh, if it has cured or is part
of a refurbishment.
Here at Snug we offer a wide range of thermostats suitable
for any project. Our Smart SnugStat Thermostat has built-in Wi-Fi capabilities
and can be controlled via your smartphone using our SnugStat App. Available on
iOS and Google Play, the app also allows for multiroom control of an unlimited
number of thermostats throughout your home.
The SnugStat is also compatible
with Alexa devices and contains a self-learning chip. This allows for an optimum
start feature that warms up to the pre-set temperature for the exact time set.
We additionally stock a Snug Touch-Screen Controller –
similar in aesthetic to the SnugStat but without the Wi-Fi functions. We also
have Button Press and Wireless options available, suiting any client’s needs.
5. Heat Source
All of our Snug Underfloor Heating systems can be installed
with either a heat pump or a boiler as the central heat source on the project. Heat
pump operate at a lower temperature, making them more efficient and cost-effective
that boiler systems. Although both run the Snug range perfectly.
The heat source is information we need to take into account
for our drawings because, in some instances, the pipe is required to be closer
together when using a heat pump. This depends on the heat loss of the property
and the heat pump also requires a lower ΔT (Delta T – change in
temperature) to work efficiently.
For single installers we recommend our AL-PEX pipe. The
aluminium core of the pipe allows it to be more flexible, simplifying the
process for the installer as it fixes in place more effectively. AL-PEX is also
WRAS approved and can carry potable water.
AL-PEX Pipe Breakdown
PEX Pipe Breakdown
All of our systems are available in 16mm pipe
diameter in either PEX or AL-PEX. That is other than our Low-Profile system,
which have a 12mm diameter and is only available in PEX. A thinner pipe allows
for thinner groove boards, saving valuable floorspace for
renovation projects. For more information on the pipe we use at Snug, please click
7. Manifold Position
The proposed location of the manifold is one of the keys
bits of needed information for any Snug Underfloor Heating quotation. Ideally
the manifold will be as central as possible to the system, so the heated water
does not have as long of a distance to travel around the pipe before returning to
Shorter loops will ensure
consistent temperature across the Snug Underfloor Heating system and reduce the
risk of cold spots.
A central manifold also reduces the connection pipe lengths
which in turn reduces the number of manifold ports that are required. This will
decrease your order price. Common places to store the system manifold are under
the stairs, a utility room or a cloakroom cupboard.
If you have any additional questions or queries, please call
us on 01772 761 333 or email email@example.com
– our Snug team are technical experts and are always eager to help!