Genius Hub can be used to control your underfloor heating. If you do not yet have underfloor heating, then we recommend JK floorheating, who can provide excellent quality installation of underfloor heating in your home in a single day, using their innovative installation process that minimises mess and does not require replacing your existing floor material. To learn more about how Genius Hub can control your underfloor heating, please check out below:

How does underfloor heating work with Genius Hub

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An underfloor heating system works by essentially turning your floor into a radiator. Hot water is heated by a boiler, and pumped around a series of pipes that are embedded into the floor. The hot water heats the floor material, which in turn dissipates heat into the room. 

This is generally called ‘radiant heating’, and is generally more efficient than ‘convection heating’, where a heat emitter (such as a radiator) heats the air in a room.  It is more efficient than a wall mounted radiator, as the hot air from a radiator will tend to rise up from the radiator (convection), not evenly spreading heat throughout a room.

The hot water from the boiler is pumped to a manifold. The manifold connects to the pipes that run beneath the floor. In a zoned underfloor system, the outlet ports on the manifold will have actuated valves fitted to them. 

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The valve actuators will be wired to an ‘underfloor heating wiring centre’, which receives a signal from a thermostatic controller (Genius Hub in this case). The underfloor heating wiring centre is responsible for running a circulation pump, and sending a signal to the boiler to tell it to run also.

One of the unique things about Genius Hub is that if it is not possible to run a control cable back to the boiler then the Genius Hub can control the boiler wirelessly saving the expense of running a cable.

Benefits

Smart Control

With smart controls, you can run your heating the way you want to. Underfloor heating tends to have a large ‘thermal mass’ which means that it heats up, and dissipates heat at a slower rate than convection heating. From your Genius Hub app you can ensure that you get the heat that you want at the right time.​

The primary purpose of Genius Hub is to keep your heating as efficient as possible, saving money and reducing emissions whilst keeping your home at the right temperature.​

Precise temperature control in each room means that you can always be at the temperature that is right for you. Different temperatures in each room mean that everyone can have the heating just right!​

Underfloor Heating

Exact temperature control in each room means that you can always be at the temperature that is right for you. Different temperatures in each room mean that everyone can have the heating right for them.

Heating equipment becomes invisible, giving you more space and an aesthetically pleasing look.​

Underfloor heating causes less air to circulate throughout the room, helping to reduce the effect of asthma and allergy triggers.​

To control an underfloor heating system with Genius Hub, you will need the following equipment:

  • Genius Hub (this will cover a typical domestic installation. For larger properties, please contact us)
  • Underfloor Wiring Centre (this will cover up to 8 zones, but can chain to another unit, to cater for more than 8 zones)
  • 1 x  Electric Switch for each underfloor zone. This connects to the underfloor wiring centre, to turn on an individual zone
  • 1 x  Wireless Room Sensor for each underfloor zone. This measures the temperature in a zone, and allows that target temperature to be adjusted

For underfloor heating, please let JK floorheating know your requirements, and their experts can explain what equipment you will require, and give you a quote for installation.

Please note, that this assumes that you have a central heating boiler already installed – if you require a boiler, then we recommend Baxi for gas boilers, and EOGB for oil boilers.

Installation

If you choose to have your system installed with JK floorheating, then please let us know the reference number from your quote. Please note that separate engineers will install the Genius Hub smart controls, and the underfloor system.

Get Started?

By using our system builder to design and price a solution for your home. Once happy with your design, you can then click to buy.

Questions?

A Genius Hub engineer can answer questions you might have by email or phone call, and help you to decide on the solution that is best for you.

Considering Underfloor?

JK floorheating provides innovative underfloor heating solutions with a revolutionary installation method and a range of self-developed products.
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