Underfloor heating is a form of heating wherein floor of a space is heated, which then radiates heat throughout the specific space. Installation of underfloor heating systems in walls and ceilings of a space have become popular. It is a sustainable and economical form of heating system which have gained a huge prevalence in the European market on the back of various advantages associated with the adoption of efficient heating system. These systems are not only energy-efficient but also offer users layout flexibility and are virtually maintenance-free. These systems are extensively used in residential and commercial space in the region. In 2019, the underfloor heating market in Europe accounted for a market value of USD 2101.60 million and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% over the forecast period i.e. 2021-2028.
The Europe underfloor heating market is segmented by system into dry/electric and wet/hydronic. Dry/Electric underfloor heating generates heat through electrical resistive elements such as heated mat and heating cable-based systems, which are laid beneath the floor. The system works using electricity and is thus connected to the main electric supply. The dry/electric segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% over the forecast period. Wet/Hydronic underfloor heating system is expected to touch USD 1,183.7 million in 2020. These are water-fed systems wherein heated water is pumped through a heat source, which is generally a traditional boiler or heat pump. The heated water flows through heating pipes which is also known as circuit.
The Europe underfloor heating market is segmented by offering into hardware and services. Hardware includes all types of heating pipes, cables, mats, manifolds, and various other distribution units. The rising adoption of underfloor heating systems in the residential and commercial sector is expected to strengthen the growth of this segment. Services include all the maintenance and support provided to the consumer by manufacturer or a vendor. In general, underfloor heating systems are designed to work maintenance free for years, however, routine checking of the pressure in the heating system in order to ensure even spread of heat in a given space is advisable by the manufacturers. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT
The Europe underfloor heating market is segmented by subsystem into heating systems and control systems. Heating system accounted for a market value of USD 1,648.6 million in the year 2019. These systems are responsible for heat distribution across space. Control systems constitute various types of sensors and other control interfaces which are responsible for regulating the temperature of a given space as per the ambient temperature.
The Europe underfloor heating market is segmented by component into electric system which is further segmented into heating cables, heating mats, and sensors & thermostats; and hydronic system which is further segmented into heating pipes, manifolds, sensors & thermostats. Heating cables form the largest component segment in Europe electric underfloor heating market. These are electric floor heating wires which can be installed into or onto the subfloor. Heating mats are suitable to install in larger areas and rooms, which are regularly shaped. Sensors and thermostats are an essential component of underfloor heating systems. These thermostats measure the floor temperature using a temperature sensor. Heating pipes is the largest as well as fastest-growing component segment in the Europe hydronic underfloor heating market. Manifolds in hydronic underfloor heating systems function as a central hub, which not only manages the water flow rate but also controls the temperature regulation and pressure.
The Europe underfloor heating market is segmented by installation into new installation and retrofit. New installation segment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.5% over the forecast period. Installation of underfloor heating at the new-build stage is a comparatively simpler process than in a refurbishment project. Retrofit segment held a market value of USD 583.1 million in the year 2019. Retrofitting of underfloor heating is a comparatively cumbersome process wherein the heating system is installed onto the existing floors.
The Europe underfloor heating market is segmented by end-use into residential, commercial, healthcare, transportation & logistics, industrial, and others. Residential construction is the largest end-use segment in the Europe underfloor heating market. Rapidly increasing residential construction activities in tandem with the growing number of government incentives for the construction of energy-efficient buildings are the key factors that have strengthened the market growth. Commercial end-use sector is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period. The growth in the sector is majorly attributed to the increase in commercial construction activities in the region. The adoption of the underfloor heating system in healthcare facilities is becoming increasingly popular on account of energy efficiency associated with the use of such heating systems.
The growing popularity of the underfloor heating system as an energy-efficient heating solution compared to the other forms of central heating systems is a crucial factor expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period. The underfloor heating system not only leads to lower energy bills and reduced overall system costs, but also requires lesser maintenance as compared to the traditional radiators.
Underfloor heating systems offer the users flexibility to install the structure beneath the floor. This is a crucial factor expected to result in the market growth in the coming years. Also, these systems are among the most common form of heating on account of their discreet, hygienic, safe, and virtually maintenance-free properties. Therefore, these factors are projected to propel the market growth.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the sales of major Europe underfloor heating product or service providing companies have plunged down owing to complete lockdown of several countries across the region, including Germany, U.K., Italy, France, Spain, and other European countries.
The installation cost of the underfloor heating system is significantly higher than that of traditional radiators. Therefore, the high upfront installation cost associated with these systems is a major limiting factor expected to restrain the market growth over the forecast period. Also, underfloor heating systems do not produce heat as equivalent to conventional radiators. Also, it requires much longer time to distribute the heat as compared to the radiator heaters.
Some of the prominent industry leaders in the Europe underfloor heating market are Uponor Corporation, Danfoss, Siemens, Honeywell International Inc., nVent, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Emerson Electric Co., Warmup, and others.
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Rapidly Increasing Demand for Energy Efficient Heating Solutions and Higher Level of Flexibility & Comfort are some of the major factors driving the market growth.
The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 7.3% over the forecast period, i.e. 2021-2028.
The major players in the market are Uponor Corporation, Danfoss, Siemens, Honeywell International Inc., nVent, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Emerson Electric Co., Warmup, and others.
The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from segments, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.
The Europe Underfloor Heating market is majorly segmented by system, offering, subsystem, component, installation, and by end-use
Availability of substitutes and high upfront costs are estimated to act as barriers to the growth of the market.
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