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UNDERFLOOR HEATING NU-HEAT OFFERS TIPS ON COOSING THE RIGHT UNDERFLOOR HEATING (UFH), JG SPEEDFIT ARGUES THAT UFH IS AN AFFORDABLE SOLUTION FOR HOMEOWERS AND REHAU HIGHLIGHTS THE CHALLENGES OF GETTING IT RIGHT WITH UFH CONTROLS The Underfloor Heating Store has launched Prowarm, the smart affordable and stylish thermostat. The Prowarm Protouch IQ thermostat, alongside its app which works with both Android and Apple devices, makes it simple to have complete control over underfloor heating (UFH) systems when needed, improving comfort and reducing energy consumption. The thermostat is available in five colours from £69.99 to suit all tastes and budgets. The thermostat and app creates a fully controllable network system and features five/two-day, seven-day, and 24-hour programming modes, four pre-set comfort levels, frost protection, and a holiday facility. Steven Lewis, chief executive officer of The Underfloor Heating Store, said: “Having on-demand UFH is the ultimate touch of luxury during the colder months and we’re proving that it can be achieved both affordably and with a stylish finish. “Many preconceptions about the affordability of UFH still exist and the Prowarm Protouch IQ thermostat and app perfectly demonstrate that this technology is actually accessible to all as well as being a fantastic add-on service that installers can offer to their customers.” The REHAU NEA: a simple and efficient solution REHAU’s new NEA Smart family of underfloor heating (UFH) controls are perfectly integrated with its floor systems to give installers a simple and efficient solution for residential and light commercial projects. With just three core components, the NEA Controller and a choice of two room thermostats, the NEA system couldn’t be simpler to operate, or easier to install. The REHAU NEA system uses low voltage wiring so it can be fitted by the installer at the same time as the floor system is installed and it even features both wired and wireless unobtrusive thermostats as required. The NEA Smart System is suitable for use in residential and light commercial installations, and with the capability to network up to 56 control areas together, even the largest of installations can be realised using a single control system. The software within the controller is sophisticated enough to adapt to the requirements of installations where there is UFH on the ground floor and radiators on the upper floors and even to the characteristics of different pumps. It can optimise the efficiency and comfort levels of the UFH system by effectively learning the programming behaviour of the end user and anticipating heat demand in advance so as to reduce unnecessary boiler cycling. enquiry number 141 No fuss, no mess, just simple radiant heat ThermaSkirt is designed to look like a skirting board, but radiates, heat like a radiant panel (or underfloor heating). Warm water passes through hidden pipes moulded into the back of the skirting, heating the front face and thus radiating heat into the room. No fuss, no mess, just simple radiant heat all around your room. Manufactured in aluminium for a rapid, radiant heating response, ThermaSkirt is available in several popular profiles and pre-finished for a superb end result. ThermaSkirt comes with a unique top edge seal to allow painting and re-decorating with masking off or ‘cutting in’. Being ‘above ground’, any issues are quickly identified and ironed out, and with a ten-year manufacturers’ warranty the client can rest assured of a reliable, responsible system with proven energy savings. ThermaSkirt works with traditional boilers, but also with renewables such as heat pumps, due to its greater surface area, aluminium construction and better all-around heat distribution, compared to a standard radiator. Smart, affordable, stylish enquiry number 142 enquiry number 140 HEATING & PLUMBING MONTHLY APRIL 2016 61


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