Underfloor heating and cooling

Underfloor heating and wall heating by Kermi Invisible heating and cooling

Invisible heat source in the winter, pleasant cooling in the summer without a draught. To good to be true? Fortunately not. That is precisely what the x-net panel heating systems and cooling systems can do. With high performance and durability, x-net ensures thermal comfort is pleasant, regardless of whether in the shape of wall heating, underfloor heating or when used in commercial and industrial applications. In residential properties, in contrast to classic radiators for example, wall and underfloor heating offer a number of benefits:

  • Comfort: thanks to pleasant radiant heat
  • Energy efficiency: thanks to low flow temperature
  • Environmentally friendly: ideal in combination with alternative energy sources
  • Creative freedom: for new buildings, old buildings or renovation
  • Health: hygienic comfort without dust dispersion
  • Quality of life throughout the year: thanks to the heating and cooling function in one system

Six good reasons for Kermi x-net underfloor heating

How does underfloor heating actually work? And why can it also cool?

The way that underfloor heating or wall heating works is as simple as it is ingenious: pipes are laid in the floor (or in the wall respectively) which have hot or cold water flowing through them later on. The hot water transfers its energy through the pipe into the floor and thereby evenly heats up the room - ensuring that you can walk around barefoot in the winter as well if it takes your fancy. Cold water takes warmth out the floor and thereby cools the room evenly - a real pleasure in the summer. The cooling function is not only considerably more pleasant that a conventional air conditioning system because it does not create any draughts, it also saves on expensive electrical energy.

Selecting the right underfloor heating system depends for example on what floor you want to lay later on and/or whether you are working on a new-build or renovating. Essentially, a distinction is made between two basic systems: system for wet installation (e.g. x-net C11, x-net C12) and systems for dry installation (e.g. x-net C13). To select the right system, your competent Kermi Specialist partners near you would be glad to provide assistance.

By the way: The Romans already used underfloor heating - the basic principle used then was quite similar to the way that modern underfloor heating systems work.

Underfloor and wall heating: can it be installed retrospectively? The plus in renovation

Yes, it can. And it is easier than you think. Kermi offers special underfloor heating systems for renovation which make retrospective installation of underfloor heating significantly easier. With the x-net C16 clip system, the x-net C15 thin layer system and the x-net C13 dry system , retrospective installation is quick and effortless. If the conditions on the construction site do not allow underfloor heating to be installed, then the wall heating systems x-net C21 and x-net C22 are the systems of choice for renovation. With regards to comfort and function, wall heating and underfloor heating are identical only that the heating is installed in the walls which are more easily accessible. This makes wall heating ideal for use in renovation.

The plus for renovation:

  • Renovation and refurbishment while occupied
  • can be laid without chiselling and demolition work
  • extremely low installation heights
  • compatible with various floor coverings

Underfloor heating and cooling in the commercial sector The plus for use in industry

You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs. Particularly in the commercial sector, components used need to be durable, tough, and reliable. The x-net C14 industrial panel heating disappears invisibly into the ground, ensuring a pleasantly heated or cooled environment in summer and winter. Advantage of industrial panel heating by Kermi: It is installed directly into the robust concrete floor - ensuring quick and easy installation and providing optimal heating and cooling output.

The plus for use in industry:

  • adjustable installation bracket for the industrial panel heating manifold
  • x-net pipe dispenser for ergonomic pipe handling
  • can be used with many types of concrete, such as reinforced steel concrete, pre-stressed concrete, vacuum concrete, fibre-reinforced concrete
  • professional support with planning and on location

Kermi x-net C14 industrial panel heating

Do you have any further questions on Kermi x-net?

You are a property developer and are not sure which Kermi x-net solution is most suitable for your construction or refurbishment project? Kermi specialist partners are happy to answer your questions about x-net wall and underfloor heating competently and in detail.