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underfloor heating help

Postby leebrown » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:28 am


I have just had a new kitchen installed with an electric underfoor heating system.

The floor is wooden floor boards, that were then covered in ply before the UF cable was laid. The floor is finished with large travertine tiles.

The system is from Elements and is a 1600W e-flex system. The size of the kitchen (excl units) is about 16m2. I'm told that gives me about 100W/m2 output.

Does anyone know what sort of temperature can I expect from that? At the moment, even with it on a manual setting of 28 degrees, the thermostat has never risen above 20 degrees...and it has been on constantly for 2 days!

The tiles are warm, but it isn't giving out the impact I had expected.

Is this normal or is there a possible issue?

thanks in advance
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