Running Cost & Energy Efficiency
The consumption is low Aproximately 20W/sqm /hour ,average for the whole heating season. However, the exact calculation is hard to predict because of many factors which affect it, such as the position and properties of the building itself, thermal insulation, exposure to wind, type of windows. etc.
Low consumption. How do we do it?
We cut the heat loss wherever we can. The advantage of ECOMAXX underfloor heating system is the possibility of customization. ECOMAXX is not an off the shelf product with preset power regime which can not be changed. We calculate optimal power load according to physical properties of given building and according to the client’s needs and wishes.
ECOMAXX aluminium alloy heating tape is 10 cm wide, and we can also make the gap between two lines wider or narrower. We can also give it more or less power. Large surface of the heating element results in less energy needed to heat it up and less energy needed to fill the temperature gap between the two neighboring tapes, so the whole floor can be equally covered. Another advantage is the possibility to avoid permanent furniture and appliances at our free will. It results in transferring the same power from covered area to furniture free area. Last, but not least, we increase the temperature emission exactly where needed, making a small heat barrier. For example, more temperature near windows and doors.
Usual maximal installed power of ECOMAXX system in Malta is 75 to 80 W/sqm (bathrooms 100W/sqm) So if the system works 24h it will consume 80W/sqm per hour. But it doesn’t work that long, only 20% of the time. Initially, it takes maybe one day to heat the room up in the beginning, but later on it keeps automatically topping up the ambient temperature set by the user. Like a geezer. So, 20% of 80W equals 16W/sqm/hour. For example , if you heat 100 sqm it will be 1,6 unit a day. Electricity price you can see here https://www.enemalta.com.mt/domestic-property-services/
However, exact consumtion is hard to predict beacuse it strongly depends on multiple factors, such as properties of a building itself, and most importantly the THERMAL INSULATION.
From the point of view of ECOMAXX underfloor heating system, it can function even without any thermal insulation. However, at least some thermal insulation is needed under the heating element to prevent heat from spreading downwards. Lack of proper thermal insulation results in forcing the system to work longer than necessary with high heat loss and higher running cost.
The Main Advantages Of Thermal Insulation
Thermal insulation has been adopted and has become essential in the building process to prevent heat transfer between outside and inside of the building.
Put simply; thermal insulation prevents the entrance of outside heat from exterior building walls and ceiling, and the escape of hot or cool air from the interior rooms to outside. Below we list the main benefits of properly conducted thermal insulation in ceiling and walls.
Thermal-insulated rooms and buildings stay warm in winter and cool in summer, providing comfort in all seasons.
Insulation guarantees no absorption of heat and subsequent dissipation.
Well-insulated rooms do not need the installation of additional air climate control, cooling or heating, saving the owner extra costs and energy.
Consequently, a building with thermal insulation will require less power and energy to maintain throughout its existence.
Due to thermal insulation, transfer of heat between inside and outside of the room is severely restricted, which results in less energy required for maintaining the desired temperature.
What is energy efficiency?
Energy efficiency is reduction of energy consumption and elimination of energy wastage.
How important is it to look after energy consumption?
The more energy ecient we are, the more:
– we save money
– we improve the environment
– we improve the quality of life
Supply, delivery and installation of the ECOMAXX underfloor heating system
20 years of limited warranty for the heating element, 3 years limited warranty for the electronics
VAT, supply delivery and installation of the thermal insulation or any related building materials.
Terms Of Payment:
50% advance deposit, 50 % on installation.
That practically means that you can pay 50% deposit, we install the heating tapes and related wiring.
The transformers and other electronic parts could be installed and payed whenever it is convenient for you.
Special Offer For Property Developers
If you are a property developer or a project manager and you are building a flat, house, villa, building etc. we can install the heating element and related wiring under the floor. Your buyer has an opportunity to buy a property with already partially installed UFH. You ,as a developer pay only 50% of the total amount. It is than up to the new owner to call us to install the electronics and pay us the remaining 50% himself and get a 20 years warranty on his name.
This option can increase chances of quicker selling and proportionally rises the market value of the real estate.
Frequently Asked Questions
ECOMAXX is a strong, flexible, thin aluminium alloy foil. It is made of an innovative aluminium alloy that heats when electricity is passed through the material. So by design it cannot overheat. ECOMAXX operates on low-voltage and is normally connected to a 24-volt power supply, but can also be run by solar or wind-power sources. Our system is energy efficient when continuously energized, ECOMAXX is a very safe product and ideally suited for bathrooms and other humid environments.
It is approximately 20 W/sqm per hour, average for the whole hating season, but it highly depends on insulation an properties of a building. Learn more.
Yes Aluminium alloy heating tape is 0.5 thick.
Yes. All types of tiles are good for the underfloor heating, They have good thermal conductivity and even better thermal accumulation properties.
Yes. Marble and travetine are very good thermal accumulators.
Yes. Concrete has good thermal accumulation properties.
No. Carpets are good insulators.
Yes. Usually the manufacturers of the engineered wood specifies if it is suitable for the underfloor heating.
No. If the tiles or concrete above the heating tape is thick, it only initially takes more time to heat up. Once it is warm, the thick material accumulates and emits the heat evenly.
No. Solid and flat surface is required.
No. The system works even without any insulation, but the energy loss will be considerable and running cost very high. Learn more
Three cord 2.5 mm cable from main DB to the ECOMAXX transformer connected to it’s own fuse. For each heating zone separately.
Yes. In that case ECOMAXX should be treated as secondary heating device and declared running cost is not valid.
No. All permanent furniture are avoided.
Under the shower tray No.
Under the walk in shower Yes.
Yes. However, the heating is mostly needed when there is not enough sun light. Having a battery is highly recommended.
If everything is properly prepared we can install up to 100 sqm in one day.
You could visit our office where we have it installed or we could take you to one of our clients. Contact us.
Yes. It is not in our standard offer. There are various smart thermostats on the market. Almost all of them could be connected to our system. It is up to you to choose one and consult with us.
Yes. We can do the supply delivery and installation. That is not included in our price list.
There are additional costs of preparing the flat solid surface (cement screed or similar) and supply delivery and installation of thermal insulation. I could be done by our company or by the client.
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