As temperatures fall to new lows in winter and rise to unprecedented peaks in summer, energy consumption via heating and cooling is a mounting concern in Australian climates. Heating and cooling costs make up 40% of the average Australian household’s energy consumption- far outstripping any other energy need. With heating and cooling also comprising anywhere between 40 and 60% of non-residential energy usage, it is clear that more efficient climate control measures than ducted air conditioning and other common methods need to be investigated.
Thanks to recent innovations and a growing number of options in the market, hydronic in- or under-floor heating has become an attractive cost-efficient and low energy solution for residential and commercial projects alike. Suitable for installation in-slab or on subfloors under various floor coverings including timber, hydronic systems can use heat pump technology to take advantage of convection, encouraging heat to rise up through a space instead of forcing it down. As an alternative to other heating and cooling systems, hydronic solutions utilising heat pump technology offer significant potential for zoned control: instead of automatically heating an entire floor of a building or a whole home, individual
rooms and spaces can be heated on an as-needed basis. The versatility of heat pump systems is bolstered by their ability to switch between heating and cooling as well as their easy integration with photovoltaic systems and battery banks, allowing energy to be purchased off-grid.
Comfort Heat are excited to be launching the new generation of heat pumps. Our new range of Inverter heat pumps have just landed with us in Australia and are already heading out into the market place. The Intabloc Inverter Heat Pump range incorporates the latest inverter technology which gives energy saving over other heat pump systems. With quieter operation and a compact monobloc design you will be reducing your energy consumption up to 70%. To find out more about these heat pumps and further information on Hydronic Heating in your home or space visit our website- www.intaflo.com
Winter has arrived and if you can not remember how to programme your MCC2 thermostat we have put together is quick RESET guide so we all stay warm.
Does your thermostat look like this ? If so, you have a MCC2 digital thermostat.