Luxury apartments enjoy the benefits of self-regulating electric underfloor heating

Published:  02 September, 2007

Electric underfloor heating using self-regulating cables delivers heat exactly as required in this apartment development in Cornwall.

Electric underfloor heating using self-regulating cables has been installed to serve all the apartments in the Arvor development on the site of the former Westbay Hotel at Maenporth in Cornwall.

The Raychem T2Red + Reflecta underfloor heating system using self-regulating cables from Tyco Thermal Controls to provide zone power control by sensing other sources of heat locally along their length and automatically adjusting their output to deliver heat only where it is needed.

The pre-grooved, thermally insulated, aluminium-covered Reflecta plates minimise heat loss and optimise heat distribution. The system is said to reduce energy consumption by 20% compared with heating cable alone.

SJH Design Services specified this floor-heating system. Solid wood flooring is used extensively, so self-regulating cables have the advantage of not overheating and damaging the floor. Bathroom floors are tiled.

Self-regulating cables also compensate for solar gains through the large sea-view windows.

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