As a rule of thumb, underfloor heating is more cost-effective to install in new builds and radiators are ideal for retrofitting into existing homes. There are always exceptions to the rule and our customer support team will be happy to discuss options with you.
The location of your home will also determine what heat source you should use. We recommend a gas boiler where natural gas is available. Gas is very cheap when compared to other fuels and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. The rest of the country, who do not have access to reticulated gas, have the option of a diesel, LPG boiler or an air to water heat pump.
Tailoring the basics of your heating solution is a complicated process. It’s a good idea to leave the technical stuff to a Central Heating New Zealand design engineer who will calculate the heat demand for each room in your home. Their calculations take into consideration insulation, air tightness, ceiling height, window size, incidental heat and solar gain. They determine the size of radiator needed or the number of pipe runs for an underfloor heating system.
Thinking about installing central heating in your home? Contact our friendly customer support team today.