What is Low Temperature Heating?

Low temperature heating is a way to heat your home more evenly, maintaining a comfortable home temperature while keeping a relatively cool heating system. Low-temperature heating systems are classified as those in which hot water leaving the generator does not exceed 55℃.

Most heating systems in UK homes are hydronic. This means they heat your home by sending hot water around pipework. In recent years, UK homes are adopting low flow temperature heating systems to reduce energy bills and enjoy a more steady home temperature without the worry of turning the thermostat up and down throughout the day.

Typically, your radiators will be about 70℃ but with low temperature heating, your radiators will sit better at 25℃ and 50℃. In a property that is properly insulated, this means you can heat your home at a more constant pace, driving your energy consumption down significantly and enjoy lower energy bills. It’s affordable, eco-friendly, and keeps your home comfortable all year round.

  • Suitable for most properties
  • Energy-efficient
  • Maximises space in the home
  • Luxurious feeling of warm floors
  • Flexible control through zoning areas of the home

Three ways to achieve Low Temperature Heating

To enjoy the benefits of energy efficient low temperature heating, there are three key ways that work individually, however in order to achieve consistently low temperatures and a comfortable home it is ideal all three are implemented simultaneously. The three best ways to achieve low temperature heating in your home are:

Increased Radiator Size/ Or Underfloor Heating. Lowering the temperature output from your radiators means that although heat is produced more efficiently, there is less to be transferred around your home. This means having either underfloor heating larger radiators is the solution as a greater surface is needed to give out the same amount of heat in order to achieve the desired temperature.

Increased Insulation. To get the best results from your low temperature heating system, it is important your property is properly insulated and is built with high thermal value materials. If you have draughts or single glazing, for example, it will be hard to maintain an even room temperature. Therefore, increasing insulation within your home will ensure you consume energy more efficiently, reducing your monthly bills while keeping your home comfortable.

Low Temperature Controls. Low Temperature Controls for heating your home is a careful balance between energy efficiency and comfort. You want to be comfortable, but you also want low energy bills. So, how is this achieved?

Low temperature controls are a great way to control the warmth of your home. They utilise intelligent communication between sensors and boilers so that low temperatures can be controlled all year round. They’re not essential but they do allow you to control your energy consumption more easily.

What are the benefits of Low Temperature Heating?

Lower Energy Bills. Low temperature heating uses less energy than traditional heating systems which results in significantly lower energy bills.

Cleaner Air. Low temperature heating shifts the heat from traditional convection to radiant heat which reduces the likelihood of dust particles being dispersed in your home.

Lower Corrosion In Pipes. Lower temperatures create less corrosion that you can’t see inside your pipes which increases efficiency and keeps your heating system performing for longer.

Environmentally friendly. Each system uses less energy than a traditional system which reduce your carbon footprint, especially with a heat pump.

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