Hydronic Heating Essentials
Hydronic underfloor heating relies on pipes laid in the concrete slab or screed to carry heated water. The water can then be heated by various energy sources, the most efficient of which is a natural gas boiler. Other sources can also be used such as electric heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, wood-fired stoves, and to a more limited extent, solar hot water systems.
Preparing for Hydronic Heating
Due to the plumbing infrastructure required, hydronic heating is more suitable for larger heated areas of at least 100m2. Alternatively, smaller areas could be cost effective if the energy requirements are incorporated into the entire project.
The hydronic heating pipe is installed in circuits of 100m which are then connected to a manifold. The manifold is used to supply the circuits with hot water and maintain constant water flow.
The total system is designed by qualified engineers to ensure the best possible outcome for any individual project. As the design and materials are crucial elements of a hydronic heating system, GB Teat can design and supply a complete hydronic system and ship it to anywhere in New Zealand.
Due to the nature of hydronic underfloor heating systems, we’ll need to discuss site specifications, metrics and related information to provide an accurate quote. Ask our technical experts for any help you need regarding these matters.