Frequently Asked Questions

Underneath you find an overview of the most frequently asked questions. You don’t find the answer to your question amongst them?

In that case, do not hesitate to contact one of our Speedheat consultants on 1300 550 480. They will be happy to answer any questions you may regarding our underfloor heating systems.

There are two types of solar panels, for the heating of water and for the generation of electricity.
Speedheat is only compatible with solar panels that generate electricity! Although theoretically possible, at this moment in time it is not yet economically viable to use solar panels for electric floor heating.
Thanks to the latest technological advances like hydro electric power plants, wind and sun generated electric power, electricity can be generated in a green way, with which you can heat your home in a durable, sustainable manner. The so-called green electrical power is hardly more expensive and is durable and environmentally friendly. In the future ever more electricity will be generated in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way, so there is minimal impact on the environment. On top of that: gas is per kWh more expensive than electricity. If you have a chimney on your gas heater, you will lose a lot of heat through the chimney, in case there is no chimney on your gas heater, all combustion gasses are released in the room, which is unhealthy and potentially very unsafe!
Absolutely! Speedheat can be installed on an existing floor when you change your floor covering. Speedheat only requires an additional build-up height of +/- 2 mm, which is in almost all cases available.
The required power depends on many factors such as, inter alia, the degree of the insulation of the room(s) and the available floor surface area. A higher power density warms the floor slightly faster and it reaches therefore the right temperature faster. A higher power per m² will not consume more energy. The power output is also dependent on the application: main or auxiliary heating. Generaly, for main heating more power is required than for auxiliary heating. The Speedheat heating can advise you on the correct power for your home.
Electric heating of an entire home is very well possible and is done often. The big advantage with Speedheat is that you can control the temperature in each room separately. Speedheat high quality electric floor heating can be installed under just about all types of floor coverings.
Not at all! Speedheat is maintenance free and has a long expected lifetime.
Many people state that electric floor heating is expensive to run. This stems partially from the fact that most people are not familiar with Speedheat and it's advantages, like the warming-up speed. In the past the type of floor heating installed was underfloor heating (in the slab) with no insulation underneath the floor. It was switched on in the beginning of winter and switched off when the first electricity bill was received!

Speedheat electric floor heating does not have to be expensive at all, especially when insulation is installed directly underneath the heating and when the temperature is controlled by means of a programmable thermostat.
Nowadays more and more electricity is generated by means of wind, water power as well as sunlight and this amount increases every year. Nothing is greener than running an efficient floor heating on electricity which is generated in a sustainable manner.
With Speedheat floor heating each room can be controlled separately. An intelligent programmable thermostat offers you the possibility to heat various rooms quickly and independent from each other. You only heat the rooms that you want actually heated. This way you prevent energy wastage and reduce your impact on the environment.
The Speedheat heating element is less than 1.5 mm in diameter, is absolutely safe and complies with all existing safety standards. Thanks to the thin element, the Speedheat heating system can be installed quickly and can always be applied. Only minimal build-up height is required. The heating element is in touch with your flooring and in that way you experience the comfortable radiant heat almost immediately after switching on.
The little build-up height is particularly practical when you install new flooring on top of an existing floor. Your existing floor is preferably covered with insulation, on top of which the heating elements are fitted. If you do not have sufficient build-up height, the heating can also be installed on top of the existing floor. For best results however, it would be best to remove the existing flooring and install insulation underneath the heating with the new flooring on top.
Speedheat electric floor heating is for over 25 years 100% safe and reliable. Absolutely no danger exists for burning, electric shock, electromagnetic radiation or health risks. Speedheat complies withall strict safety standards. Despite it's small diameter, the Speedheat heating element has a complete earth sheath. Around the heating core is a primary insulation layer tested at 5000 Volt. Over this primary insulation an earth sheath of 0.5 mm2 is wound, which is further coated with a final 100% waterproof jacket (secondary outer insulation) tested at 1000 Volt. All insulation materials are fluoropolymers, which have superior insulation and durability properties. These insulation materials can continuously handle extreme temperatures (>150ºC) without degrading.
With conventional heating, the air in the room is being heated and not the people. With convection air is being heated which subsequently rises to the ceiling whilst cold air gets sucked to the bottom of the heater. An oil filled fin heater is a typical natural convection heater. The heat transfer from such heaters is 85% by convectie (air flow) and about 15% is radiant heat. This air circulation causes drying of the skin as well as evaporative cooling.

Speedheat floor heating improves your comfort of living. The heating is mainly infrared radiation, which is similar to radiation from the sun. Radiant heat does not warm the air, but it warms all solid objects in the room, including obviously, the occupants. This type of heating creates almost no air flow and subsequently, no drying effect and no evaporative cooling.
Floor heating is 95% radiant heat and only 5% of the heat transfer takes place by natural convection. Because the floor temperatures are moderately warm, there is no risk of burning whatsoever. Obviously the safest heating for children or people with a handicap. That's why the Speedheat floor heating system is popular in hospitals and health care institutions.
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