Why use warm water central heating?
EFFICIENT: Water transfers energy at four times the rate of air, making warm water central heating systems much more energy efficient than warm air systems.
COMFORTABLE: Central heating is the only heating method that heats the whole home with comfortable radiant heat, allowing you to make full use of your home during winter.
HEALTHY: Warm water central heating eliminates cold spots, drafts and damp. Because there is no forced air circulation, it doesn’t distribute irritating dust and allergens.
FLEXIBLE: We offer a range of different heat sources and heat distribution combinations so that you get the best performance and cost benefits for your lifestyle.
What is warm water central heating?
It is a method of whole home heating in which warm water circulates through a closed network of pipes, carrying heat around the home. These pipes can lead to radiators or they can be laid in the floor for underfloor heating. There are two types of heat sources for heating the water within a warm water central heating system. See below for details on radiator, underfloor systems and heat sources.
• Quick response time
• The ability to turn the system off during hours when no one is home
• Each radiator can be controlled individually
• A variety of styles and endless colour choices to suit your décor
• Always come home to a warm house
• Ideal heat distribution for the human body (warmest at feet, coolest near head)
• Suitable for all floor types and takes the chill off polished concrete and tiled floors
• Options available for new and existing homes
• Different zones can be set to different temperatures
HYDRONIC HEAT PUMPS
Hydronic heat pumps are electric appliances that heat the water that circulates through the system. The air-to-water heat pump converts large amounts of low temperature heat in the air to small amounts of high temperature heat to heat up the water circulating through the central heating system. Geothermal heat pumps do the same with low temperature heat in the ground.
Boilers burn a fuel to create the warm water temperatures that heat the water circulating through the system. Diesel boilers are more common in the South Island while gas boilers are popular in the North Island, where reticulated gas is available. Many homeowners also like the hands-on approach of the wood boilers.