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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A UFH thermostat continuously monitors the air temperature and turns on the heating when it falls below the temperature set on the thermostat. It also turns the heating off once the set temperature is reached. Using the automatic settings on your thermostat, you can set the heating to come on at different times of the day to suit your lifestyle. For example, to warm up a cool house in the morning, or to switch the heating on before you arrive home from work. The thermostat will atomically turn on your heating until it reaches the desired temperature.
For accurate temperature readings, underfloor heating room thermostats should be positioned in a location where they can receive a free flow of air from the room. Avoid placing them behind curtains, in the path of a draft or near a heat source, such as a log burner or other heater.
In most cases, it’s generally cheaper to set a timer that ensures your heating is on when you need it, rather than letting your heating run all day. Underfloor heating uses a lower water temperature across a wider area, so it can take longer to heat up. However, if the water is coming from your boiler, then the boiler will still have to work to generate enough hot water for the system. So overall, it may be cheaper and less wasteful not to leave your heating on all day.