What is underfloor heating?

Underfloor heating is the most efficient emission system and the most advisable to combine with a heat pump.

Underfloor heating/cooling

This is an invisible system. It consists of a network of pipes installed under the floor, through which hot or cold water circulates depending on the needs of the house.
The temperature is distributed evenly in all the spaces of the house. Thus, we achieve a comfortable room temperature at a lower operating cost.

TYPES OF UNDERFLOOR HEATING

  • With mortar
  • Without mortar

Underfloor heating consists of a network of small pipes through which water circulates at a certain temperature. To transfer this temperature to the house, it is necessary to have a conductive element between the pipes and the house.
In most installations, this element is the mortar, which consists of a kind of cement that covers and surrounds the pipes. The final floor covering, which can be wood, ceramic, stone, etc… is placed on top of this cement.
This mortar should have a thickness of about 5 cm.

This metallic element transmits heat to a room’s surface when it is in contact with the pipes.
Dry underfloor heating consists of a layer of insulating panels on which the pipe network is placed. A metal sheet, usually made of steel or aluminium, is placed on top of them. This sheet is the one that acts as a conductive element. The final floor covering, which can be wood, ceramic, stone, etc., can be laid on top of this sheet.

Underfloor heating components

With mortar

Each circuit requires a certain amount of water flow, which they distribute based on demand. It acts as thermal and acoustic insulation. In addition, it serves as a guide for the placement of the piping.

These are plastic pipes that transport water along the surface to be air-conditioned (heating/cooling).

It is a foam strip that acts as lateral insulation for the edge of the panels and ensures the separation between the underfloor and the walls. Its purpose is to avoid thermal bridges, absorbing possible dilatations of the floor.

The insulating panel is the base on which the piping circuits are placed. It acts as thermal and acoustic insulation. In addition, it serves as a guide for the placement of the piping.

They are in charge of distributing the necessary water flow to each circuit according to the demand.

These are necessary elements to control the temperature in each of the rooms (thermostats, probes, etc.).

Without mortar

Each circuit requires a certain amount of water flow, which they distribute based on demand. It acts as thermal and acoustic insulation. In addition, it serves as a guide for the placement of the piping.

These are plastic pipes that transport water along the surface to be air-conditioned (heating/cooling).

It is a foam strip that acts as lateral insulation for the edge of the panels and ensures the separation between the underfloor and the walls. Its purpose is to avoid thermal bridges, absorbing possible dilatations of the floor.

It is a metallic element that, in contact with the pipes, transmits heat to the room’s surface.

They are in charge of distributing the necessary water flow to each circuit according to the demand.

These are necessary elements to control the temperature in each of the rooms (thermostats, probes, etc.).

How does underfloor heating/cooling work?

  • HEATING MODE
  • COOLING MODE
Heating operation

When the system operates in heating mode, hot water circulates at a low temperature (28-38ºC/ 82-100ºF) through the pipe circuit. The heat is gradually transferred to the environment through the mortar layer and the screed. This way, the house is heated evenly with low consumption.

Cooling operation

When an underfloor heating system operates in cooling mode, water is circulated through the pipes at a temperature of (13-18ºC/ 55-64ºF). This way, excess heat is absorbed from the room and the temperature is reduced until a feeling of comfort is achieved.

Advantages of Underfloor Heating Systems

By working with water circulating at a moderate temperature, significant savings are generated.

As it is under the pavement, it is an emission system that is not visible. You gain space and you are not conditioned to place your furniture.

Hot and cold spots in the house are eliminated. The feeling of comfort is homogeneous throughout the house.

The fact that the heat is distributed from the bottom to the top makes the thermal sensation pleasant.

Although its most common use is for heating, radiant floor can also be used for cooling by circulating cold water instead of hot water.

It can be used with different types of coatings, including wood.

The temperature regulation in the rooms can be controlled individually by several thermostats, placing one of them in each of the rooms.

No drafts are generated, thus improving comfort and preventing dust accumulation.

We can help you if you find yourself in any of the following situations:

New home?

You are building or have planned to build your home. You would like to enjoy a comfortable temperature in summer and winter without having to worry about the energy bill. You are looking for the best solution for today and the future.

Energy improvement?

You want to renew your old heating system. You are looking to reduce energy costs without sacrificing comfort. You are willing to invest in a more modern system, as long as this investment is amortized with the savings generated.

Are you an architect?

We can help you with your project at no cost to you. Our engineering department will provide you with calculations, designs, and justifications of the project at no cost to you. We will consider each client’s needs in order to determine the best solution.

How much does underfloor heating cost?

Underfloor heating has become the most demanded emission system in newly built homes.

This has led to a great interest in knowing what the price of an installation with underfloor heating is.

The price of an underfloor heating installation is usually slightly higher than other emission systems. However, it has some benefits that justify this higher price. In addition to providing greater comfort, it has lower consumption. This means that the investment is amortized over a reduced period.

Underfloor heating price guide

To help you understand the price of underfloor heating, we have created this simple guide.

The price per installed m² (without mortar) is around 38€-46€/m² (if we only want heating), and around 40-48€ m² if we also want heating and cooling in summer.

You can find below a table of approximate prices depending on the use and surface area.

200m2: 46€

500m2: 42€

1000m2: 38€

 

You can find below a table of approximate prices depending on the use and surface area.

200m2: 48€

500m2: 44€

1000m2: 40€

Learn about the subsidies that are currently in force in our country for the installation of underfloor heating.

  • Subsidies for self-consumption, storage, and thermal systems with renewable energies (RD 477/2021)

These aids approved by the government in June 2021 subsidize the new interior distribution of air conditioning, for the incorporation of underfloor heating for aerothermal and geothermal projects, provided that these systems work 100% with renewable energy: 600 €/kW up to a maximum of 3.600€.

These grants will be in force until December 31, 2023, but as has been the case in recent calls, the subsidies are non-competitive, that is, they will be processed in order of entry in the registry and until the credit is exhausted. Therefore, it is important to submit the grant as soon as possible.

The starting dates for submitting applications vary depending on the region.

These are the regions that have already announced their dates:

  • Region of Murcia: November 3, 2021.
  • Community of Andalusia: December 2, 2021.
  • Community of Castilla y León: January 17, 2021.
  • Community of Valencia: October 29, 2021.
  • Basque Country: November 11, 2021.
  • Community of Galicia
    • December 15, 2021 geothermal.
    • December 16, 2021 aerothermal.
  • Balearic Islands: September 20, 2021.
  • Community of Madrid: November 16, 2021.
  • Community of the Canary Islands: October 29, 2021.
  • Aragón: December 13, 2021.
  • Extremadura: January 26, 2022.
  • Principality of Asturias: January 2, 2022.
  • Catalonia: December 2, 2021.
  • Castile-La Mancha: December 22, 2021.
  • Navarre: November 10, 2021.

Do you want to calculate the price of underfloor heating for your home yourself?

We have developed the first calculator that allows you to estimate the investment and savings of your project.

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K

We have had an excellent experience with Energanova. They have complied with the deadlines, the staff was very professional, and the work was clean and very fast for both geothermal energy and photovoltaic panels. We applied for the grants of the Xunta de Galicia and they were in charge of managing it completely. We are very pleased with our choice, both for the treatment and the result of the installation.

Karla Álvarez
06 October 2021
S

Good experience, good work, meeting deadlines, and everything running smoothly. We are very happy and now even more with the rise of light prices! They have also facilitated the cumbersome process of applying to Xunta de Galicia’s subsidies. I encourage people to choose this company!!! Good choice.

Silvia Jenuario
27 October 2021
J

Pincheiro AT, our apartment complex in A Pobra do Caramiñal, bets on renewable energies, especially geothermal and photovoltaic technology. We can assure you that Energanova has greatly fulfilled all our expectations. We can confirm, and this is difficult, the honesty of this company since what was budgeted at the beginning corresponds reliably to what we have been invoiced. We can only say on the part of Pincheiro AT that we feel in good hands both for what has been done on-site and in terms of the timely follow-up being performed.

José Barroso Castro
02 October 2021
M

The geothermal installation plus photovoltaic panels was a success. The comfort and energy consumption that we were guaranteed was fulfilled, and despite our initial distrust towards this type of renewable energy, now we can only say that we recommend it 100%.

Marco Vaq
16 March 2021
G

Excellent: great professionalism, both in the administrative work to obtain permits and subsidies, as well as in the technical work to install the equipment. They are always paying attention to the correct operation of the installation and any incidence.

Gabriel Gijarro
19 February 2021
J

They are great professionals, punctual, scrupulous with the work, and very serious. I will hire them again for another project. Thank you.

Jesús González
20 August 2021
Y

They are good professionals and very agile. I have installed photovoltaic panels with them and I am delighted.

Yago Lorenzo
19 May 2020
E

We were delighted with the installation. We wanted thermal emitters for our village house and everything went perfectly, they work very well. The installation was very simple and fast, fulfilling perfectly with what they offered us. They are very professional and attentive. We will work with them again.

Esther Aguín Martínez
05 August 2021
R

The company works well. They offer different alternatives after studying your problem, answering and clarifying all the doubts you may have. They provide a fast and efficient response. They are good professionals that have adequate documentation and information about the operation of the facility. They take care of all the administrative procedures, including subsidies. We are very satisfied!

Román Lago
17 July 2020
A

I have worked with Energanova in the rehabilitation of a house and I am very happy with my choice. It is a close and professional company. They have a great team that explains in detail to the architect, technical architect, and builder as well as to the property the benefits of everything before, during, and after the work. Highly recommended!

Alba Balmaseda
23 April 2021
B

I am going to tell my experience with this renewable energy company. First of all, I must say that I have always considered myself a ‘difficult’ person as a customer, who demands seriousness and professionalism in all the services I hire, especially for my house. Well, I have to say that on this occasion my satisfaction is maximum and I want to congratulate the whole Energanova team for its professionalism through this review. Nowadays it is not easy to find companies that do things well, and I must tell you that this company does them very well.

Begoña Romero
15 February 2021
M

Excellent value for money. The installation carried out has been more than cost-effective, both economically and in terms of comfort at home!

Marcos
21 May 2020
F

Energanova is a serious company, which at all times explained and helped us in everything related to the photovoltaic installation, which is perfect. They have looked for specific solutions for a much reduced space. 100% recommended.

Fernando Mejuto García
01 June 2021
C

I can say that they are a company in which at all times both the technical advice and professional treatment were according to my needs. If you are thinking about installing a heating/air conditioning system, do not hesitate to consider them as an option, because they are undoubtedly a solvent and serious company, which in these times is often difficult to find. Thank you Energanova!

César González
18 July 2020
C

We contacted Energanova because we wanted to change our old gas boiler for a more efficient and environmentally-friendly system. It is noticeable that they are specialists in this type of work since they have proven to be very professional at all times.

Carlos Martín
19 September 2020
P

Very professional!

Proyectopía La vivienda modular a tu medida
25 July 2021
P

After wanting to invest in photovoltaic technology, I started to search the Internet for companies that could give me an estimated cost, until I found Energanova. From the start, Javier assisted me as a customer wants to be assisted, with patience and respect, because not everybody knows what a solar panel, an inverter, etc… is. Energanova is worth it; they are trustworthy. Thank you.

Poery
13 August 2020
J

Excellent treatment, great professionalism, and a team dedicated to finding the best technical and economic solutions for the client.

José Luis Santamaría
05 October 2021
M

I have been advised and informed throughout the project in a very professional manner, as well as helped in the management of the subsidies. They provide customized attention and follow-up after the installation to get the most out of it. I think this is the way to switch to renewable energies, by overcoming the stress and insecurities that we may have. ENERGANOVA 100% recommended!!!!

María Soliña Opera
05 August 2020
C

Great company and quick installation. We renewed our old geothermal machine for one of the best in the market. The savings are impressive, and the electricity bill has fallen radically, but for me, the best thing is the after-sales service. You can obtain assistance at any time, both by telephone and face-to-face. Great job!

Carlos Vallejo
03 February 2021
T

Excellent service. The advice they offer is outstanding, with very professional execution. Highly recommended.

Tony Doval
23 June 2021
C

Quick response and excellent professionals, I recommend them with no doubt.

Cova Charlin Villanueva
01 October 2021
A

Great and very fast after-sales service!!

Alberto López
06 March 2021
M

We only have good words regarding the solution provided by Energanova. In our case, it was an air-source heat pump and solar panels. Our house is finally warm in winter and cool in summer with a monthly cost much lower than what we were previously paying. I strongly recommend Energanova as a solution to your needs.

Manuel Vera
06 May 2020
A

I have carried out with ENERGANOVA a geothermal installation with photovoltaic technology and we are very satisfied with both the execution and the consumption achieved. mos. Especially, since electricity is currently skyrocketing and we only pay 20€ per month. 100% recommended company in all aspects.

Alejandra González
11 September 2021
J

Finally, a company that gave me what it offered. It is difficult, but if in the end you find a company like this with great professionals, the result is very satisfactory.

José Antonio Sánchez González
15 May 2020
P

I am very satisfied with this company. They have advised and informed me throughout the project in a very professional manner, they are very good technically speaking, and you can tell they have a lot of experience. Aesthetically, they have taken care of every detail so that the installation was integrated into the house and the wiring was as concealed as possible. I had other more economical proposals at first, but in the end, they even got me a grant that covered a good part of the budget. In short, ENERGANOVA 100% recommended.

Pablo Rubal
16 October 2020
S

Excellent company. You contact them and they quickly go to your home to decide what its ideal installation could be, solving any questions you may have. They have better prices compared to other renewable energy companies. Fast and well-executed installation. In my case, I asked for the Inega subsidy, and as an authorized installation company they take care of everything, being the first to get it so that you do not run out of it. If I had to do any other installation, I would contact them without hesitation.

Sandra
07 May 2021
L

We have been collaborating for a long time with the company Energanova in all our projects involving geothermal and air-source heat pump systems, combined with photovoltaic technology. They show experience, professionalism, and seriousness from the initial drafting of the project to the final installation. They have a great technical and commercial team that advises you in each of the phases towards the best energy solution, always transferring their extensive knowledge to you. They work with the best brands and put great care into design and aesthetics. We will continue collaborating with them and of course recommending them to every person or company that needs to carry out any renewable energy installation.

La I Desing
07 October 2021
V

We have had at home an air-source heat pump and a photovoltaic system installed by the company Energanova for a few months. As regards savings, at the moment our electricity bill has decreased by 70% and we no longer have to order diesel! If someone is encouraged to install renewable systems, I recommend that they look for a professional company. We are very happy with our choice.

Victoria Pérez
08 January 2021
D

I installed the air conditioning of my house with a geothermal heat pump (iDM), underfloor heating, and photovoltaic panels with Energanova. We are very satisfied with the result. As a company they are very serious and professional, they advised me at all times. With this installation, the house is very comfortable and the consumption is reduced. It is a 100% recommended company.

Da Pereira
15 September 2020
T

Excellent service. The advice they offer is outstanding, with very professional execution. Highly recommended.

Tony Doval
23 June 2021
C

We contacted Energanova because we wanted to change our old gas boiler for a more efficient and environmentally-friendly system. It is noticeable that they are specialists in this type of work since they have proven to be very professional at all times.

Carlos Martín
19 September 2020
E

We were delighted with the installation. We wanted thermal emitters for our village house and everything went perfectly, they work very well. The installation was very simple and fast, fulfilling perfectly with what they offered us. They are very professional and attentive. We will work with them again.

Esther Aguín Martínez
05 August 2021
G

Excellent: great professionalism, both in the administrative work to obtain permits and subsidies, as well as in the technical work to install the equipment. They are always paying attention to the correct operation of the installation and any incidence.

Gabriel Gijarro
19 February 2021
J

They are great professionals, punctual, scrupulous with the work, and very serious. I will hire them again for another project. Thank you.

Jesús González
20 August 2021
B

I am going to tell my experience with this renewable energy company. First of all, I must say that I have always considered myself a ‘difficult’ person as a customer, who demands seriousness and professionalism in all the services I hire, especially for my house. Well, I have to say that on this occasion my satisfaction is maximum and I want to congratulate the whole Energanova team for its professionalism through this review. Nowadays it is not easy to find companies that do things well, and I must tell you that this company does them very well.

Begoña Romero
15 February 2021
S

Good experience, good work, meeting deadlines, and everything running smoothly. We are very happy and now even more with the rise of light prices! They have also facilitated the cumbersome process of applying to Xunta de Galicia’s subsidies. I encourage people to choose this company!!! Good choice.

Silvia Jenuario
27 October 2021
M

I have been advised and informed throughout the project in a very professional manner, as well as helped in the management of the subsidies. They provide customized attention and follow-up after the installation to get the most out of it. I think this is the way to switch to renewable energies, by overcoming the stress and insecurities that we may have. ENERGANOVA 100% recommended!!!!

María Soliña Opera
05 August 2020
P

Very professional!

Proyectopía La vivienda modular a tu medida
25 July 2021
D

I installed the air conditioning of my house with a geothermal heat pump (iDM), underfloor heating, and photovoltaic panels with Energanova. We are very satisfied with the result. As a company they are very serious and professional, they advised me at all times. With this installation, the house is very comfortable and the consumption is reduced. It is a 100% recommended company.

Da Pereira
15 September 2020
J

Pincheiro AT, our apartment complex in A Pobra do Caramiñal, bets on renewable energies, especially geothermal and photovoltaic technology. We can assure you that Energanova has greatly fulfilled all our expectations. We can confirm, and this is difficult, the honesty of this company since what was budgeted at the beginning corresponds reliably to what we have been invoiced. We can only say on the part of Pincheiro AT that we feel in good hands both for what has been done on-site and in terms of the timely follow-up being performed.

José Barroso Castro
02 October 2021
L

We have been collaborating for a long time with the company Energanova in all our projects involving geothermal and air-source heat pump systems, combined with photovoltaic technology. They show experience, professionalism, and seriousness from the initial drafting of the project to the final installation. They have a great technical and commercial team that advises you in each of the phases towards the best energy solution, always transferring their extensive knowledge to you. They work with the best brands and put great care into design and aesthetics. We will continue collaborating with them and of course recommending them to every person or company that needs to carry out any renewable energy installation.

La I Desing
07 October 2021
J

Finally, a company that gave me what it offered. It is difficult, but if in the end you find a company like this with great professionals, the result is very satisfactory.

José Antonio Sánchez González
15 May 2020
J

Excellent treatment, great professionalism, and a team dedicated to finding the best technical and economic solutions for the client.

José Luis Santamaría
05 October 2021
F

Energanova is a serious company, which at all times explained and helped us in everything related to the photovoltaic installation, which is perfect. They have looked for specific solutions for a much reduced space. 100% recommended.

Fernando Mejuto García
01 June 2021
K

We have had an excellent experience with Energanova. They have complied with the deadlines, the staff was very professional, and the work was clean and very fast for both geothermal energy and photovoltaic panels. We applied for the grants of the Xunta de Galicia and they were in charge of managing it completely. We are very pleased with our choice, both for the treatment and the result of the installation.

Karla Álvarez
06 October 2021
M

The geothermal installation plus photovoltaic panels was a success. The comfort and energy consumption that we were guaranteed was fulfilled, and despite our initial distrust towards this type of renewable energy, now we can only say that we recommend it 100%.

Marco Vaq
16 March 2021
P

I am very satisfied with this company. They have advised and informed me throughout the project in a very professional manner, they are very good technically speaking, and you can tell they have a lot of experience. Aesthetically, they have taken care of every detail so that the installation was integrated into the house and the wiring was as concealed as possible. I had other more economical proposals at first, but in the end, they even got me a grant that covered a good part of the budget. In short, ENERGANOVA 100% recommended.

Pablo Rubal
16 October 2020
P

After wanting to invest in photovoltaic technology, I started to search the Internet for companies that could give me an estimated cost, until I found Energanova. From the start, Javier assisted me as a customer wants to be assisted, with patience and respect, because not everybody knows what a solar panel, an inverter, etc… is. Energanova is worth it; they are trustworthy. Thank you.

Poery
13 August 2020
C

I can say that they are a company in which at all times both the technical advice and professional treatment were according to my needs. If you are thinking about installing a heating/air conditioning system, do not hesitate to consider them as an option, because they are undoubtedly a solvent and serious company, which in these times is often difficult to find. Thank you Energanova!

César González
18 July 2020
A

I have worked with Energanova in the rehabilitation of a house and I am very happy with my choice. It is a close and professional company. They have a great team that explains in detail to the architect, technical architect, and builder as well as to the property the benefits of everything before, during, and after the work. Highly recommended!

Alba Balmaseda
23 April 2021
A

I have carried out with ENERGANOVA a geothermal installation with photovoltaic technology and we are very satisfied with both the execution and the consumption achieved. mos. Especially, since electricity is currently skyrocketing and we only pay 20€ per month. 100% recommended company in all aspects.

Alejandra González
11 September 2021
M

Excellent value for money. The installation carried out has been more than cost-effective, both economically and in terms of comfort at home!

Marcos
21 May 2020
M

We only have good words regarding the solution provided by Energanova. In our case, it was an air-source heat pump and solar panels. Our house is finally warm in winter and cool in summer with a monthly cost much lower than what we were previously paying. I strongly recommend Energanova as a solution to your needs.

Manuel Vera
06 May 2020
C

Great company and quick installation. We renewed our old geothermal machine for one of the best in the market. The savings are impressive, and the electricity bill has fallen radically, but for me, the best thing is the after-sales service. You can obtain assistance at any time, both by telephone and face-to-face. Great job!

Carlos Vallejo
03 February 2021
V

We have had at home an air-source heat pump and a photovoltaic system installed by the company Energanova for a few months. As regards savings, at the moment our electricity bill has decreased by 70% and we no longer have to order diesel! If someone is encouraged to install renewable systems, I recommend that they look for a professional company. We are very happy with our choice.

Victoria Pérez
08 January 2021
Y

They are good professionals and very agile. I have installed photovoltaic panels with them and I am delighted.

Yago Lorenzo
19 May 2020
R

The company works well. They offer different alternatives after studying your problem, answering and clarifying all the doubts you may have. They provide a fast and efficient response. They are good professionals that have adequate documentation and information about the operation of the facility. They take care of all the administrative procedures, including subsidies. We are very satisfied!

Román Lago
17 July 2020
C

Quick response and excellent professionals, I recommend them with no doubt.

Cova Charlin Villanueva
01 October 2021
S

Excellent company. You contact them and they quickly go to your home to decide what its ideal installation could be, solving any questions you may have. They have better prices compared to other renewable energy companies. Fast and well-executed installation. In my case, I asked for the Inega subsidy, and as an authorized installation company they take care of everything, being the first to get it so that you do not run out of it. If I had to do any other installation, I would contact them without hesitation.

Sandra
07 May 2021
A

Great and very fast after-sales service!!

Alberto López
06 March 2021

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