Tips to Enhance Efficiency and Keep Costs Down with Firebird’s Enviroair Underfloor Heating

Taking advantage of one of the most basic laws of physics, that heat rises, Firebird’s Enviroair Underfloor Heating is far more efficient than traditional radiators when heating a home as it provides a steady, even temperature throughout the house. Whether you are building a new house or upgrading, “wet” underfloor heating creates a more comfortable environment than the air provided by conventional radiators. Firebird Enviroair Underfloor Heating is suitable for a wide range of ground and upper floor constructions and can easily be combined with radiator systems for extensions and conservatories. 


As more and more homeowners opt for renewable energies like underfloor heating, installers can help customers maximise the efficiency of their Firebird Enviroair Underfloor Heating by providing advice on how to maintain it year-round. Gary Davies, National Sales Manager at Firebird has outlined these methods. 


“Installers play a crucial role in educating customers about the efficient use of underfloor heating systems. Recommending the use of programmable thermostats, which can be set to carry out default tasks at specific times each day, can help customers improve the performance of their system and reduce energy costs.”


Gary explains further, “To avoid potential problems from manifesting, the same general rule applies with all forms of home heating systems, it is best to advise customers to have their underfloor heating serviced annually by a professional”


By following these tips, customers can enjoy a comfortable living environment while making significant savings on their heating bills.


Firebird’s Enviroair Underfloor Heating generally runs at 45°C as opposed to 80°C used in radiator systems, which saves hugely on energy and running costs, especially when used with a renewable heat source like a Firebird Enviroair Air Source Heat Pump. Enviroair Underfloor Heating kits from Firebird contain all the components required for use with the Firebird Enviroair Air Source Heat Pump.


How does it work?


A “wet” underfloor heating system is like a giant radiator at floor level. A series of plastic pipes are connected to a heat source to circulate warm water throughout the floor to heat the space by producing radiant heat. Since the floor (the radiator) is so large and the heat is more evenly distributed, it only needs to run at a low temperature to heat the room. This means that the water flowing around the floor needs to be at a far lower temperature than a traditional radiator system. The underfloor heating system heats the living area in the room, whilst the heat from the radiator system collects at the ceiling – a much less efficient heating method.


Firebird’s Enviroair Underfloor Heating is a Multilayer Railing system. The Multilayer Pipe with an embedded aluminium layer is oxygen tight. Despite being highly flexible, this multilayer pipe is characterised by high tenacity and fatigue strength. The fixing of the underfloor heating pipes takes place with the help of the self-adhesive fixing rails. A rail installation has the advantage that the heating circuits can be changed as desired without damaging the underlying insulation. It provides a good acoustic as the impact noise insulation is not penetrated.


How does an Enviroair underfloor heating system link with a Firebird Enviroair Air Source Heat Pump?
The underfloor heating system works in the same way as a radiator system does when linked to a boiler in a traditional heating system. The water and air temperature are controlled through the Enviroair Air Source Heat Pump controller which operates the entire heating system.

Designed to achieve the highest possible levels of efficiency, Firebird products not only provide a heating solution that is cost-effective, but one that will stand the test of time. For more information visit or email