We need heating around 200 days of the year but during the warmer summer months, a little cooling is needed to take the edge off those days. Central Heating New Zealand has been at the forefront of warmth and comfort for the past 18 years. For the past 4 years, we have been developing cooling locally based on a concept from Europe and are now confident of the effectiveness in Kiwi homes. It is not air conditioning, but a more comfortable cooling sensory relief – more comfortable to the human body than cooling the air.
The rise in popularity of inslab heated floors in New Zealand over recent years has led Central Heating to explore the suitability of cooling slabs to provide cooling relief comfort for the warmer months. Using the same Air-to-Water heat pump for warming the floor slab in winter, we can now confidently put it in a reverse cycle chilling mode, and it cools the floor slab down. This cooler floor slab absorbs heat from the structure of the home that is gathered throughout the day. The radiant temperature of a home is the average of the surfaces of the walls, floor, and ceiling and we can bring the radiant temperature down by cooling the surfaces. There is little change in the air temperature but the feeling to the body is relief from the heat. Learn more here.
Top benefits to cooling:
- Best of both worlds
Heating and cooling from one system - providing superior heating and comfortable cooling
Water moving through the underfloor heating/cooling pipes are completely silent, meaning more enjoyable for relaxing, socialising, and just living without the intrusion of noise or fluttering newspaper from blown air.
The even temperature of a home with central heating and cooling is better for your respiratory system and the gentle radiant temperatures do not blow dust or allergies around the home; keeping you, your family, and pets healthy year-round.
- Efficient and Effective
Cooling is the most efficient and effective over larger surface areas. The radiant temperature of a home is the average of the surfaces of the walls, floor, and ceiling and we can bring the radiant temperature down by cooling the surfaces. Having doors and windows open has a reduced effect on the running costs of the underfloor cooling system, this factor increases the suitability for the kiwi summer lifestyle. Note: much higher flow temperatures are used in the slab than in a fan coil system which significantly increases the system efficiency.
Central Heating New Zealand has specifically designed the new intuitive Smart One Controller for New Zealand radiant heating and cooling systems. This easy to use touch screen interface works much like your smartphone so you can set your desired comfort temperature to suit your lifestyle at a swipe of a finger. For those on the go, you can switch your heating on or off via the Smart365 App or enable the geolocation feature, and your heating will turn on/off when you arrive or leave home. It will also switch to eco-friendly temperature levels overnight. Simply program the wall-mounted controller for heating/cooling times and temperatures, and the system reacts to your exact comfort requirements. With the self-learning ability, the Smart One controller builds the best schedule to provide exceptional comfort for you and your home. Learn more here.
- Future proof
The ability to change the system between heating and cooling provides a home with comfort and one worth investing in.
We value quality. We believe that the products we import to New Zealand and install into your homes are the definition of quality to ensure the gentle, enveloping radiant heating or cooling in every room of your home. The companies we partner with proudly stand by their quality, innovation, reliability, energy-efficiency and overall durability of their products and each product offers warranties to protect you and your system.
At Central Heating New Zealand, we understand that everyone lives differently during summer and winter – so we have a solution to suit all central heating systems.
Other cooling systems options
Hydronic Fan Coils