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Heating your home or commercial project is an important decision. Many different options are available and depending on your requirements and construction, selecting the correct type of heating and application is essential.

 

INSULATION – Insulation  Insulation Insulation. There is nothing more important when it comes to heating. Insulating under a heated slab on ground is strongly recommended to prevent heat loss into the ground along with suspended slabs. Wall and glass insulation is also important when calculating heat load requirements for your home.

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUR RUNNING COSTS – We all have different energy tariffs, peak rates at different times throughout the day and depending on your installation, different allowances for heating times. Start by reading our Understanding Running Costs page to calculate your heating. Understanding your rates will assist you in programming your thermostat competently, and heating your home efficiently.

 

ADAPTIVE FUNCTION – Adaptive function allows the digital thermostats to predict when the floor heating should be turned on. A thermostat set to 26°C at 6am will turn on hours before (based on the last few days temperature) in an attempt to be at 26°C at 6am.

Adaptive function is ideal for hydronic gas or small bathroom installations. Adaptive function should be switched off for hydronic heat pump systems and electric in slab installations when the heating is programmed to be switched on during off-peak and shoulder times only.

 

IN SLAB OFF PEAK ELECTRIC –In slab installations have thermal mass and heating your slab during off-peak and should rate times is the most cost efficient heating option that should be utilised. Heating the slab in off peak times can dramatically reduce your energy bill and still maintain a warm and cosy environment.

 

ELECTRIC DIY KITS – Give yourself time to carefully read your design layout, measure the room and make markings. Design layouts are custom designed for your room with cable lengths calculated to ensure they fit correctly. If you have any questions when installing your kit, please call our office.

 

HYDRONIC DIY KITS – Give yourself time to carefully read your design layout, measure the area and make markings. Design layouts are custom designed for your projects with pipe lengths and circuits calculated to ensure they fit correctly. Your will require two people to work the pipe and a spooler when installing. Heat Pumps weigh 165kg + and require access for a truck with fork lift. If you have any questions when installing your kit, please call our office.