WHY FLOOR HEATING?
If one wishes to feel really comfortable, the best way is to ensure that the floor is somewhat warmer than the rest of the room. It is a fact that one feels better when the feet are warmer than the rest of the body. Velox Floor heating system does this and thus provides greater comfort.
HOW DOES THE VELOX FLOOR HEATING SYSTEM OPERATE?
Velox is an electrical heating system employing cables as the heat generation source. The cables are installed in the floor in such a way that the requisite power is easily obtained, and the warmth simply controlled by room thermostats.
Heat is generated in two ways, by radiation and convection. Floor heating gives a greater surface area of radiation than convection. This allows a greater degree of warmth and comfort, with simplicity of control.
HOW ABOUT ENERGY CONSUMPTION?
The difference between the air room surfaces – walls, floor and ceiling – determines the heat supply. As warm air rises, the floor is normally the coolest part of the room. The feet act as a sensor, and when feeling cold the tendency is to increase the temperature. With an increase in air temperature there is an increase in energy consumption. With floor heating the feet are comfortably warm and the air temperature and energy consumption are reduced. There is thus a considerable saving over conventional heating, both in energy and cost.
By reducing the air temperature by one degree centigrade, energy saving of some 6% can be achieved.