Radiator Heaters and underfloor heating (UFH) can share the same energy sources. This can range from a hot water heat pump or gas combi boiler through to supplemented by solar using a multi-energy heat source tank.
There are pros and cons of choosing between the two methods. Underfloor has a slightly lower running cost if the concrete floor has been insulated correctly. This is often overlooked by builders or architects during
Radiator heaters have a quicker heating cycle before being effective and don’t rely on an insulated floor. They provide a more responsive solution and are able to control zone heating more easily. The lower the temperature water available to use the larger the radiator surface is required to be effective. Each Radiator is sized to the room that is being heated.
There are aluminium Radiator heaters available that have a faster heat up time.