ABOUT HYDRONIC HEATING
Hydronic heating is the most comfortable, efficient and economical way to heat any residence or commercial building.
Hot water, heated by a gas boiler is circulated through insulated pipes to an outlet, being either / or a combination of panel radiators, floor trench convectors or floor coils. Heat transfers from the panels or floor coils via natural radiation and/or convection to provide a silent, dust free and evenly controlled temperature throughout your home.
Hydronic heating systems are controlled by a central thermostat which gives you the flexibility and convenience of selecting your on-off times to suit your lifestyle. Alternatively, each panel radiator can be fitted with a control valve, allowing you to set the heat temperature in each room resulting in lower energy bills.
Hydronic heating systems are installed during the construction phase or can be retro fitted to existing homes or buildings. New builds have the option to use in slab floor heating which is laid during the construction phase into a concrete slab and would therefore need to be planned prior to build. This system is ideal for homes where wall space is limited resulting in uninterrupted areas free of visible radiators.
BENEFITS OF HYDRONIC HEATING
Cost efficient and Environmentally friendly
Reduce your energy costs by the use of a thermostatic head to regulate different temperatures in each room or alternatively, you can turn off panels in rooms that do not require heat.
Reduce running costs by installing a high efficiency condensing gas boiler which is up to 95% efficient in converting power to heat, resulting in fewer carbon emissions.
Hydronic heating is significantly cheaper to run than ducted heating….about 20% cheaper for homes with 2.7m ceilings and about 40% for homes with higher ceilings.
Technologies such as self diagnostic electronics within new boilers help identify and diagnose faults resulting in reduced service and repair costs.
Versatile and Flexible
Hydronic heating is suitable for all types of properties from period renovations through to cutting edge architectural homes and is ideal for two storey homes, where space could prove problematic for ducted systems. Hydronic heating offers greater flexibility as it can be altered or extended at any time to meet your requirements.
Easy zoning for maximum comfort
Radiator panels can be fitted with valve controls so that you can regulate the climate in each room. Bedrooms can be regulated cooler for a restful sleep, while bathrooms can be warmer for winter morning showers.
Set your programmable thermostat so that your heating system turns on or off to suit your lifestyle. Have the option to turn your heating on where ever you are via your smart phone or other wireless device.
As the heat is radiant and/or natural convection, you will always experience the pleasure and comfort of even temperatures from room to room. No more draughts or cold spots.
Adds value to your home
As Hydronic heating is the most desirable form of heating, it will add value to any home. There are extensive ranges of high quality European panels that will add style and compliment your interior design. Alternatively, slab heating or floor trench heating allows for warmth without the visibility of radiators so the aesthetics of your home are not compromised.
Healthy, Clean and Quiet
Hydronic heating provides a naturally silent radiated and /or convected heat throughout the home without the use of noisy fans. This results in a comfortably warm, clean and quiet environment.
Other forms of heating such as ducted or reverse cycle, circulate dust and aero-allergens causing sore eye's and dry throats. Hydronic heat is dust free and therefore ideal for Asthma and allergy sufferers.
Durable and Low maintenance
When serviced correctly, hydronic heating systems will generally service 25 years or more resulting from the minimum number of moving parts and the durability of the materials.