Heating existing homes

Renovating - Think heating

Updating your heating system presents a good opportunity to improve your home’s eco-friendly credentials, cut the cost of future fuel bills and improve property value.  Every dollar you spend on central heating provides a two dollar return on investment.

Typically, Central Heating New Zealand would recommend retrofitting a radiator system into your existing house because it provides the best value and most effective whole-home heating solution. In situations where wall space is limited, or radiators are simply not an option, underfloor heating can be installed using Variocomp, an ultra-thin, modular warm-water system that can be used on any floor in any room in your home.

Radiator in kitchen of an existing home
Flexible and Responsive

Responsive & flexible heating

Radiators are:

Healthy: Reduces damp and cold spots.  Ideal heating option for asthma sufferers.

Responsive: Radiators heat up and cool down quickly. They are ideally suited to New Zealand’s changeable weather conditions.

Safe: Radiators are great for children, the elderly and pets.

Controllable: All radiators are controlled by thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs), and can be turned off individually or as a system.

Programmable: Manage time and temperature controls at home or on the move with the touch of a single button.  

Stylish:  Radiators come in a variety of shapes, styles and colours allowing them to blend in or stand out.

Questions & considerations

Do you have the space in a laundry, garage or potentially outside for a heat source such as a diesel, gas, biomass boiler or heat pump?

Does your insulation need upgrading to make the most of the heat created by the central heating system?

Have you included the cost of heating in your renovation budget?

Have you considered possible changes to the building consent so that the renovation work includes central heating?

If in doubt have a chat with our friendly customer service team before beginning your renovations.  They will happily talk you through the design process, liaise with your architect, designer or builder and ensure a cost-effective, trouble-free installation.  Bring in or send in a copy of your house plans so a workable proposal can be prepared for you.



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