There’s nothing nicer in winter than having warm flooring in your house to be able to walk on, rather than freezing cold tiling or floorboards that sends cold chills through your entire body. That’s why in-floor hydronic heating systems are an amazing solution for heating your home. Heritage Hydronic Heating are the local experts in hydronic floor heating Melbourne locals can turn to when they want to try this system for their own home.
With many years of experience in the industry, our team can set up hydronic heating using either room radiator panels or as an in-floor heating system. Hydronic floor heating works using a system of pipes that are cast in the concrete floor slab of a house, placed in screed, under tiles, or as heat diffusion plates between joists. These pipes or plates are connected to an energy efficient gas or electric boiler that pumps heated liquid through the circuit, heating the concrete flooring in the process. This in turn heats the room with natural radiant heat from the bottom up; an extremely energy efficient method of heating, which heats the room evenly because of the natural rising of heated air. The hydronic floor heating circuit is usually separate from the normal hot water system in the house; the heated liquid returns in a loop to the boiler, meaning that the circuit only needs very occasional refilling with water.
You will notice a range of advantages to your hydronic floor heating. Melbourne residents can heat different rooms to different temperatures using electronic or thermostat systems, so you needn’t waste money heating rooms that are not in use. Hydronic floor heating is able to heat a room without stirring up dust and other allergens, and is therefore a healthy alternative to other fan-powered heating methods. It is also almost completely silent, unlike other heating systems like ducted heating which produce noticeable fan-like noise.
Because their installation can often be a complex process, it is best to enlist the services of qualified professionals who are skilled in the design and assembly of in-floor hydronic heating systems. At Heritage Hydronic Heating, all of our highly trained plumbing technicians are in-house employees rather than subcontractors, which means that they have extensive experience specialising in in-floor hydronic heating installation. This enables us to provide consistently high-quality systems to our customers.
Another alternative to radiator or in slab underfloor heating, is trench heating. Melbourne homeowners may choose this option when they have limited wall space for radiator panels, or when considering the different styles of underfloor hydronic heating available to them.
With a trench heating system, you will have a grille in the floor, similar to a gas ducted heating system, with one key difference. While a gas ducted heating system blows hot air (and often dust and other particulates) into the room, trench heating supplies the same radiant heat as any other hydronic system.
You can talk to our team at any time if you believe trench heating might be the right choice for your home.