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Energy Efficient Homes

Futureproof Your Heating

For the sake of our planet, how we heat our homes has to significantly change .

The UK Government has committed to “net zero” greenhouse gases by 2050. 

This means we will need to reduce the carbon emissions from heating our homes by 95% over the next 30 years.

In March 2019, it was confirmed that from 2025 it will be illegal to install gas boilers in new build homes.

And gas and oil boilers will be phased out almost completely by 2050.

Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating Energy Efficiency

More Energy Efficient Homes

Far Infrared Heating works in a completely different way to conventional heating systems, meaning significant energy savings.

See how much energy you could save using Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating vs other heating methods.

Reduced Carbon Emissions

Currently around 22% of the UK's carbon emissions come from running our homes.

Read on to see how Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating can reduce your carbon footprint.

Lower Energy Bills

Heating accounts for over half of UK household energy bills. The reduced energy required by Ezy-Warm Undefloor Heating directly translates to a reduction in your running costs.

And as Ezy-Warm can be powered by renewable energy sources such as solar panels, homes can go completely "off-grid".

A Different Way to Heat Homes

Far Infrared Radiant Heating works very differently to conventional electric and gas central heating systems.

The ambient air temperature becomes irrelevant. It could be well below zero but the occupant would still feel more than adequately warm due to the warmth from the far infrared rays.

Even if you set the thermostat on your infrared heating system significantly lower than the 200C typically needed for regular central heating systems, you would still feel comfortably warm.

This decrease in thermostat temperature inevitably leads to significant energy savings.

Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating Far Infrared Heating

Far Infrared Heating directly heats humans and objects in the room, rather than the entire space. 

The infrared energy is absorbed, turning the objects into sources of warmth.  In turn, they gradually emit the energy, gently and evenly warming the room, with no heat loss. 

Maximum Coverage

Consider the area of actual heating element used in underfloor heating systems.

Electric wire mats cover 2-10% of the total floor area, an infra-red panel is on average 4%.

As Ezy-Warm Heated Mats are powered by graphene additive technology, 60 – 85% of the total floor area is covered by the heating element (depending on insulation properties of the home).

Resulting in a more efficient, cost-effective heating system with a constant consistent temperature across all surfaces.

Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating for Living Rooms thermal image

Heating Types Compared

Independent testing using Dynamic Building Simulation* has demonstrated the reduction in energy and carbon emissions achieved using Ezy-Warm Undefloor Heating versus conventional heating methods.

Boiler Powered by
Mains Gas

% less energy required
% less carbon emissions

Boiler Powered by

% less energy required
% less carbon emissions

Boiler Powered by

% less energy required
% less carbon emissions

Electric Storage

% less energy required
% less carbon emissions
Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating Renewable Energy


In addition, Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating is powered by less than 24V supply (DC or AC).  This means it can be powered by renewable energy sources such as solar panels.  Enabling homes to go “off-grid”.

Solar panels provide DC energy which cannot be converted into powerful enough AC energy to run conventional electric mat based underfloor heating.

 * Details of Test Method Used

DSM is an engineering software solution, that runs complex dynamic calculations and uses vast amounts of data from building models to provide predictions of how a building will perform. 

Simulation Tool

DesignBuilder is a whole building energy simulation program used to model energy consumption with the EnergyPlus methodology-for heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and plug and process loads. Some of the notable features and capabilities of DesignBuilder are:

Integrated, simultaneous solution of thermal zone conditions and HVAC system response that does not assume that the HVAC system can meet zone loads and can simulate conditioned and under-conditioned spaces.

Heat balance-based solution of radiant and convective effects that produce surface temperatures thermal comfort and condensation calculations.

Sub-hourly, user-definable time steps for interaction between thermal zones and the environment; with automatically varied time steps for interactions between thermal zones and HVAC systems. These allow Energy Plus to model systems with fast dynamics while also trading off simulation speed for precision.

Combined heat and mass transfer model that accounts for air movement between zones.


Sample 3D models of each building type were created for this project. All models are based on buildings designed to current building regulations and are used by the software to calculate the heating load, based on the building geometry, construction, building services, activity data, and the climate file.