Underfloor Heating Wiring Centres
When you have multiple underfloor heating (UFH) systems in your home, the wiring process can become complex. A wiring centre helps to simplify the process, allowing the boiler, actuator and pump connections to be wired from a single point.
Wiring centres work hand in hand with your UFH thermostat to improve efficiency and allow you to create different underfloor heating zones that can be controlled independently of one another.
The benefits of wiring centres
If your home has multiple underfloor heating installations, a wiring centre is the ideal way to coordinate all of your different UFH zones, allowing you to control them in a way that best suits you.
But, what are the advantages of installing a wiring centre?
- Control radiator zones - if you have UFH installed in some rooms in your home but not others, you may want to consider a wiring centre that also allows radiator zones to be controlled. Radiator zones can be controlled without enabling the pump, valve or boiler allowing for increased energy efficiency.
- LED indication - some wiring centres feature indication lights, so you can instantly tell when different UFH zones are switched on, allowing systems to be easily tested.
- Simplifies installation - wiring centres should be installed above the manifold, allowing easy connection of the actuators, valve and pump.
- Wireless options - some wiring centres feature RF connections, allowing it to be wirelessly controlled directly from your thermostat.
How to choose the right wiring centre for your UFH system
Wiring centres are only required with wet underfloor heating systems, allowing you to create multiple heating zones from one connection. The right wiring centre for your home will depend on your system and thermostat.
Our range includes wired and wireless wiring centres, featuring popular brands such as Heatmiser. You can also choose between 4-zone and 8-zone wiring centres, depending on how many different UFH areas you have in your home.
Different wiring centres will only be compatible with certain thermostats, so always make sure to ask for advice if you are unsure. Our team of experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding wiring centres.
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Do you need a wiring centre with underfloor heating?
It is recommended that a wiring centre is installed at each manifold for underfloor heating. Not only does it allow to control of individual zones, but it can help to improve efficiency and simplify the connections between the actuator, pump, valve and boiler.
Where should a wiring centre be installed?
Your wiring centre should always be installed above the manifold to allow for easy connection to the actuators, UFH pump and valve.
What are the common problems with UFH wiring?
Leaving the wiring too late during the installation process can result in additional costs. Wires from each thermostat should be run back to the manifold and wiring centre during the first-fix stage otherwise a wireless connection will likely have to be used. Wireless connections however are a great alternative if you do not have the ability to install a wired connection on site. Wireless systems are also ideal for existing homes looking to retrofit underfloor heating.