Please select from one of the frequently asked questions below.
How does hydronic heating work?
A hydronic heating system uses a boiler to heat water, and is regulated by a thermostatically controlled temperature.
This water is circulated by a pump through piping connected to radiator panels in each room, and is channelled back to the boiler for reheating.
As heat gently transfers from the radiator panels, a programmable wall thermostat controls the temperature, with rooms warming up within minutes, increasing comfort throughout your home.
What are the benefits of hydronic heating over ducted heating?
There is a world of difference between hydronic heating and ducted heating.
Not only is hydronic heating cleaner, silent and draught-free, but its effectiveness in quickly heating a home to an optimum temperature is second to none.
A hydronic heating system also won’t generate any by-products commonly associated with ducted heating, such as dust circulation and an increase in aero-allergens.
These common triggers for asthma and other breathing allergies will not be a problem in your home, nor will other recurrent ailments associated with ducted heating systems, such as sore eyes, coughs or dry throats.
Is installation only possible in new builds or can hydronic heating be installed in existing homes?
The ideal time to install hydronic heating with minimal disruption is when you’re building a new home.
If your budget cannot quite stretch to a complete installation within a new home, you can keep costs down by installing all the necessary pipework, and having the radiator panels and boiler fitted at a later date. Contact us for more information.
Many of our customers, past and present, also have hydronic heating installed into their existing homes.
Dependent on the size of your property, a quote can be provided within seven working days with the installation completed in three.
Getting comfortably cosy in winter couldn’t be quicker or easier!
Is it possible to have both panels and underfloor heating in the same system?
Definitely. It’s entirely feasible to have a mix of panel and underfloor heating run off the same hydronic heating system.
In fact, this may be the best combination for two storey homes, where underfloor heating is used to heat downstairs, with radiator panels upstairs.
As floor coils are laid in 'zones', the temperature of each area can be controlled separately with the use of thermostats in each room.
Is it possible to install underfloor heating on top of existing slabs?
Yes! Underfloor heating can be installed in an existing property, on top of present slabs.
There may be some additional considerations to manage such as the need to raise internal doors, so if you have any questions about your current home and installing underfloor heating, please contact us.
Can underfloor heating be used under timber floor boards?
Certainly. Underfloor heating can be used under many types of flooring, whether it’s timber, tiled, suspended floors or concrete.
FYI - Care must be taken when selecting a timber floor to lay over an underfloor heating system. Talk to one of our advisers for more information.
How quickly can I get a quotation?
Subject to demand, we can visit your home to assess your needs and provide a quote within seven working days. For new build properties where we need to quote off-plan, our quote turnaround is usually within 14 business days.
How much does a hydronic heating installation cost?
Every home is different so the cost of installation invariably varies.
As a guide, for an average three bedroom existing home with good underfloor access, approximately eight radiator panels would be installed, costing in the region of $10,000.
Although the initial outlay cost is higher than other less-effective systems, hydronic heating will save you money in the long run, with overall lower energy costs. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.
How long does an installation take?
An installation at an average domestic house will take approximately three days, although dependent on the size of the home, this could be slightly longer.
Can I add more panels to an existing hydronic heating system?
Yes, adding more radiator panels to your existing system is easy and perfectly safe.
Is there a solar heating option?
What aftercare service do you offer on installations?
On completion of each job, we provide every customer with an aftercare pack, including instructions, warranty cards and compliance certificates.
Our workmanship warranty is for six years whilst materials and parts have their own manufacturers' warranty.