This graph illustrate the
temperature profiles or effectiveness of three different
heating systems. UFH, Radiators and Warm Air.
The left-hand profile shows the ‘ideal’
case.This ideal situation occurs when a consistently
comfortable indoor climate is produced throughout a
room space, without major temperature fluctuations.
Radiators provide its greatest amount of heat close
to the panel surface. This rapidly drops off at any
distance from the heat source, with the air temperature
rising at the ceiling. UFH systems heat through the
floor. The temperature therefore is always highest at
floor level acting as a radiant heat source without
hot or cold areas.
This ensures occupants feel more comfortable and alert,
with cool heads and warm feet. Notice how close the
UFH profile is to the ‘ideal’ case. You
will also notice how much more temperature variation
there is with the other two systems.