Hydronic heating provides luxury comfort to a variety of rooms in a home.
The process starts at a boiler, where water is heated before it’s transmitted through a network of pipes and coils, resulting in an even and pleasant heat being emitted through the floor (and sometimes, walls).
It’s rapidly gaining popularity in Australian homes and commercial builds thanks to its versatility, comfort, and efficiency.
This week, we look closely at this heating method: what are the benefits, how is it installed, and is it only suitable for new builds? (Answer: nope!)
Find out more about hydronic heating in Melbourne from Coolro.
What are the benefits of hydronic heating?
Steady heat provides zoned or whole-of-house comfort. Whether you want to remove the chill from concrete floors or tiles, or wish to use hydronic heating as your home main heating source, it will provide the utmost comfort through Melbourne’s chillier months.
There are a few ways in which underfloor hydronic heating can be installed, so we can customise a system based on your needs as well as your home or commercial property’s structure.
That’s right: thanks to the heating method, operation is silent. A thermostat will regulate temperatures when they rise or dip.
Hydronic heating is often rather simple to route around the home. It can be installed in walls or ceilings in cases when it cannot be installed in floors.
Hydronic heating is provided by water that is heated by a boiler. The boiler used for heating can be powered by energy efficient means, like natural gas or solar.
The effective and affordable way that water can be heated means hydronic heating is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly heating method – that will help you reduce your energy consumption and lower those bills!
Where can hydronic heating be installed?
Perhaps most commonly, hydronic heating can be used as a comfort heater to remove the chill from the floor in a bathroom.
Imagine stepping into the bathroom on a chilly winter morning to find that the floors are emitting a pleasant and comfortable heat? No socks required here, as hydronic underfloor heating removes the sharp chill from tiles or concrete floors.
Hydronic heating can also be a whole-of-house primary heating solution. From the kitchen to the laundry to bathroom and living areas, hydronic heating is an effective and affordable comfort solution.
Coolro works closely with architects and builders to ensure the heating and cooling component of a new build is effectively strategised.
As such, our expertise becomes an integral part of the build, as hydronic heating is installed before slabs. As you have probably realised, coordination between trades is paramount during this stage! Careful planning and design is crucial, too.
Can underfloor heating be installed in my existing home?
You might think that hydronic heating can only be installed in new builds… think again!
While it can be trickier (but not impossible) for houses that are already built on a concrete slab, most houses CAN have hydronic heating installed at any time. Contact us to find out more.
Working with other trades: how we create a hydronic heating solution
Whether it’s a new commercial development or an exciting home build, we’ll tailor the right hydronic heating solution for you. We work with a variety of related trades including builders and architects to ensure your underfloor heating is affordable, efficient, and effective.
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