Central heating is the method of heating your entire home using a central heat source. A heat pump or boiler heats the water for hydronic heating, providing a simple, reliable and cost-effective way to keep your home warm during even the coldest nights of the year.
What Is Central Heating?
Why Choose Hydronic Central Heating?
We truly believe you can change your life through proper heating – we should know, it’s changed ours!
This warm water transfers heat evenly and gently around the home through a circuit of pipes. These can be pipes laid in the floor for underfloor heating that provides a nice warm touch to the floors you stand on every day. Or they can lead to radiators which become “heat emitters” that radiate heat in every room of your home.
Water transfers energy at a much higher rate than air, making hydronic central heating the most energy efficient heating system available thereby reducing your carbon footprint. Although the initial costs can be higher it is a much better investment long term.
Did you know New Zealand has some of the coldest homes in the world due to inefficient and ineffective heating? Most of our homes fall far short of world health organisation standards, which can lead to unhealthy living conditions and poor health. By installing a central heating system in your home, you will be able to eliminate this cause of poor health and enjoy warmth and comfort you’ve never experienced before.
What Are The Advantages Of Central Heating?
How Central Heating Works
A heat pump or boiler heats the water which is then transferred around the home through a circuit of pipes. These can be pipes laid in the floor for underfloor heating that provides a nice warm touch to the floors you stand on every day. Or they can lead to radiators which become “heat emitters” that radiate heat in every room of your home.
Highly energy-efficient, low emissions boilers or heat pumps that are centrally located in a garage or externally are the heat sources that power your central heating system. Belle Comfort Solutions stocks a wide range of superior quality options to suit your location and preference.
Distribution and Emitters
Insulated pipes distribute warm water to the underfloor circuits or radiators that emit their heat and then it goes back to the heat source to be heated again.
Underfloor heating provides continual comfort, keeping your feet luxuriously warm, your head at a comfortable temperature and the coolest, not hottest temperatures at ceiling level.
Radiators are ideal for existing homes as you can simply choose your radiators and a week after starting, your installer can have your system up and running, transforming your home and your life this winter. They also heat up quickly and some new home owners prefer this ability as well as their aesthetics. A good option for the second story of a new home, too.
When used with a hydronic system, elegance and efficiency are guaranteed. Integrating these in your bathrooms and wherever you hang towels will keep your towels feeling luxuriously warm and dry.
Domestic Hot Water
Central heating solutions can also heat your domestic hot water requirements from the same system. This utilises one heat source and more economic fuel to ensure you always have hot water when needed for showers and washing.
Plan for hydronic heating for your home and hot water needs.
Imagine stepping out from your bath onto a lovely warm tiled floor heated with warm water from your hydronic system. Luxurious living and economic running at its best.
From 7 day fully programmable automated systems to simple dial thermostats, the controls that are available with hydronic central heating set it apart.
You can have whole house control, zoned areas as well as room by room control. Smart controls using an app on your smartphone monitor the heating and hot water in your home from anywhere in the world. These allow you to keep your home feeling warm and comfortable while ensuring you only use what energy you need. Intelligent controls can also tell when you are home or approaching your home, another energy and carbon saving smart benefit.
“Investing in good quality, energy efficient hydronic heating for our older-style home was the best decision we ever made. We love waking up and coming home to a warm, toasty house, with no cold spots, no condensation and no dampness. It’s been life-changing for our family.”