Can Trench Heating be used alongside ufh?
Yes, trench heating can be used alongside underfloor heating (UFH) as a supplementary heating system. Trench heating is typically used to provide a comfortable level of radiant heat in areas where traditional radiators or other heating systems are not practical or desirable, such as large open spaces, conservatories, or rooms with large glazed areas.
Underfloor heating, on the other hand, is designed to provide a low level of radiant heat across a large surface area, such as the floor of a room. By combining these two heating systems, you can create a more comfortable and efficient heating solution that takes advantage of the strengths of each system.
The trench heating can be connected to the same boiler or heat source as the UFH and controlled by the same thermostat or heating system. This allows the two systems to work together to maintain a consistent temperature and provide a comfortable level of heat throughout the room.
However, it's important to consult with a heating engineer or specialist before installing both systems to ensure that they are compatible and that the installation is done correctly. They can also help to determine the best location for the trench heating to ensure maximum efficiency and comfort.