Happy Holidays 2013

28 December 2013

Finishing Up a Good Year and Getting Ready for the New

Two weeks until we close down for the Christmas break! How did that sneak up on us? Seems that last time we looked it was October.


It’s been a busy year for the team here and we know it’s been busy for a lot of you—we’ve seen the orders and requests coming through. Our new website is proving popular for trade ordering and we hope to continue improving our website offerings for you in 2014.

Check out some of our new products in this newsletter: Variotherm—a fantastic, lightweight underfloor heating system from Austria and the new Baxi Duo-tec GA—the first boiler in the world that commissions itself. We also have new training opportunities beginning in 2014. Read on to learn more.

Central Heating New Zealand Holiday Hours

Central Heating New Zealand will be closed for the Christmas and New Year Holiday; last day Friday 20 December, returning Monday 13 January. We will have a skeleton staff working 6-10 January. If you require orders to be delivered before Christmas, please note the following cut-off times for placing your order:

Tanks & Bunds: 16 December
Large Orders: 17 December
Small Orders: 19 December

For orders placed after the cut-off dates, please let us know when you are available to receive the product so we can do the best to meet your requirements. To check delivery status, please email Julie or call her on 0800 357 1233.

Place your order online now here.

Product Update: Baxi Duo-tec GA

Developed to eliminate all issues associated with correct commissioning of a condensing gas boiler, this boiler, Baxi created their latest condensing gas boiler: the Duo-tec GA. The GA stands for Gas Adaptive Valve. At the initial start-up, the boiler runs through a sequence that self-determines the type of gas (NG or LPG) and adjusts its gas valve to suit. It then checks its own combustion gas continually throughout operation and optimises the combustion. This is a world first. Other manufacturers have a simpler form of gas adaptive valve, but all require some installer input, except the Baxi Duotec GA.

There are two models available in New Zealand: the 28kW system boiler and the instantaneous combi which has 40kW output to DHW and 33kW output to heating.

Product Update: Variocomp Underfloor Heating


The Variocomp floor heating system from Variotherm is a revolutionary product consisting of a gypsum fibreboard panel that holds the 11.6mm underfloor pipe. A filler compound is then applied and the floor coverings go directly on top. The finished height build up is 20mm which makes it ideal for retrofit application. Other benefits are its low weight, fast reaction time, and no thermal bridging heat loss. Contact us for further information.

A Fresh Look at Industry Training in 2014


Our industry training is more popular than ever, and we’ve enjoyed some very successful sessions this past year. Thanks to all of you who joined us.

To better serve the diverse range of expertise and interests of our trade customers, we will be taking a fresh look at our training courses for the upcoming year. Our technical trainer, John, is hard at work devising a new and exciting curriculum that delves deep into individual topics. Keep an eye out for an update to our training page and our next newsletter to get dates and find out more.

Team Member Spotlight: Geothermal Qualification


One of our engineers, James Steele, attended the recent International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) training in Melbourne. This was run by geothermal expert Ed Lohrenz from Manitoba, Canada. James passed the Advanced Ground Loop Designers course and is now one of two only people in New Zealand to achieve this qualification. Well done, James.

We hope you all have a good break over the holiday period. Thanks for all your support and loyalty in 2013!


Lyall Smith
Central Heating New Zealand