Warm radiant floor construction installation

What is Radiant Heat and How Does it Work?

There are so many different ways to heat your home and office. The difficulty lies in really asking the question: What is the best way to do it? In order to answer that, it’s important to first know what all the options are, understanding how they work, and factor in how that will affect your bottom line. How effectively do these various methods work? And how efficiently? A lesser known method hero is radiant floor heating. Find out more with our handy guide.

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Actuators – Putting the Control in Your Hands

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Radiant heat is an incredible way to heat your home or commercial environment. It lets you enjoy an optimal temperature without using any more energy than is absolutely necessary. The best thing about radiant heat is that it allows for a gentle, even, ambient heat that doesn’t result in any cold zones. How does it achieve this near-impossible feat? Well, it does it with the help of thermoelectric actuators.

You can’t have a comfortable thermal environment without enjoying complete control. Here’s why actuators are so important.

What is An Actuator?

An actuator is the part of the heating system that is responsible for moving or controlling it. It requires a control signal and source of energy (usually an electric current). The actuator responds to the control signal by converting the energy into mechanical motion.

In other words, the actuator allows a control system to act upon an environment – in this case, it allows you to control the thermal temperature in a room.

The control system can be a fixed electronic system, it can be software-based, or it can be based on human input through the use of a thermostat.

Actuators by Comfort Heat

Our OEM-Actuator 230V is a thermoelectric actuator. It is used to open and close the valves used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning engineering. The integrated micro switch with a floating contact allows for direct operation of a pump or a fan control unit. 

Made for You

We have taken the time to develop this actuator specifically for customer use. It allows you to control the circuit distributors for individual room temperature control of the concealed heating and cooling systems. Not only can you control your underfloor heating, but you can also control radiators, convectors and other similar units.

With this actuator as a part of your underfloor heating system, you can easily control the heat in every room of the house, changing thermal temperatures to suit your desires. While many of our systems turn on and off automatically, the actuator allows you to have direct control whenever you want it.

Going out for the day? Feel free to turn off your system to save energy. Want to leave the heat on while you’re at the supermarket so it’s nice and toasty when you return? You have that option now and it’s never been easier to control. 

Interested in gaining more control over your thermal environment? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Comfort Heat in Sydney for more information. View our site today and learn more about our electric heating systems and hydronic heating systems.

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Designing a Comfortable Room? Don’t Forget a Quality Thermostat

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The team at Comfort Heat are the specialists when it comes to smart heating technology in your home. From electric floor heating to hydronic floor heating and even electric heated mirror pads, we are dedicated to ensuring quality and comfort in every home or commercial environment.

If you’re designing a comfortable room with one of our radiant heat solutions, don’t forget to invest in a quality thermostat.

Our Thermostats

The Comfort Heat range of thermostats is specifically designed for underfloor heating systems. They are all flush mounted onto the wall for easy installation.

In order to help you maintain a consistent temperature in your home, these thermostats include a floor sensor. Floor sensing thermostats are the safest and most energy efficient way of ensuring that the floor is never overheated but always kept at the desired temperature.

View a summary of each of our thermostats below:

Standard Thermostat

The MTD2 Adjustable control has an air and floor sensor. These sensors allow you to maintain a constant temperature. There is also an on/off switch that lets you control the radiant heat with the press of a button.

Programmable Thermostat

The MCD4 Digital 7day/4 event programmable thermostat allows you to program on/off times and temperature by using a range of setback functions. This thermostat combines a floor and air limit sensor. It comes in standard White, but there are optional colours available such as brushed chrome and charcoal to better match your home decor.

Home Automation Thermostat

The ETN4 Home Automation Thermostat is compatible with setback functions and is installed into a central switchboard.

Temperature Technology 

As the future beckons, we are constantly thinking of new ways to enhance our temperature technology. One future improvement that will give you more comfort and control is our WIFI enabled thermostats. These will allow programming to be done over the internet or via your smartphone.

Benefits of Our Thermostats 

The best part of our digital thermostats is the way they work with heating. Your electric floor heating can be activated at the beginning of winter and forgotten about without affecting your energy bills. The thermostat automatically turns the floor heating up and down throughout the day, guaranteeing warm floors when you need them and switching off to save power when it’s not required.  This makes our system one of the most energy efficient ways to heat your home! 

Don’t forget to complete your radiant heating with a thermostat that makes your system all the more energy efficient and intelligent! Get in touch with Comfort Heat in Sydney today for more information.

MCD5- Touch screen thermostat

MCD5- Touch screen thermostat


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The new MCD5 touch screen thermostat has arrived!!

The new look touch screen thermostat is light and compact. Comes with a 2″ colour touch screen

that is both easy to use and good to look at.

The MCD5 is compatible with smart phones allowing system monitoring through our QR code system.

The easy scheduling and adaptive controls will ensure comfortable temperatures at any required time of day or night.

Still with floor sensing technology this thermostat is the answer to a paperless world of warm floors all year round.

Our Favourite Floor Plan

We have floor plans come into our office all day long. You can upload them on our website Contact Us, fax them in on 02 9979 7706, email us at sales@comfortheat.com.au, post or even walk them in for a chat. But this is by far the most impressive floor plan that has arrived in our office. Emailed via iPhone from site. We love the ingenuity.