Underfloor heating is often viewed as out of reach, but with modern panel and pipe systems, it can be retrofitted into existing homes or integrated into a new-build slab pour.
Year-Round, Whole Room Comfort
Underfloor heating that uses piped warm water is called hydronic underfloor heating. Hydronic underfloor home heating is a very efficient method to heat living spaces. Using solar hot water, gas condensing boilers or hot water heat pump systems as heat sources makes these systems very cost-effective. Because the whole floor becomes a heater, warmth is spread evenly throughout.
Upgraded Heat Sources for Existing Systems
Modern heat source systems are quite easily retrofitted to homes that have an outdated heat source but have a good quality underfloor heating circuit in place.
Gas condensing boilers are a reliable way to heat your floor. They operate in a very similar way to a gas califont, but at a much lower temperature. This low temperature requirement allows exceptional energy efficiency.
It is possible to use a large solar hot water design for underfloor heating, however, this requires a pool to sink the leftover heat in the warmer summer months.
Hot water heat pumps again operate in a very similar way to your standard home heat pump, but are designed and tuned specifically for heating water to a comfortable temperature underfoot. They have the significant added advantage of being able to be used for cooling, which is especially relevant in sunny Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty.
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We offer many more services and systems, including hydronic radiator and underfloor heating systems with multiple power sources.
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