Responsive & flexible heating

Central Heating New Zealand supplies the world renowned Delonghi radiator range. They provide a responsive and flexible heating option for both new and existing homes. Delonghi radiators heat up and cool down quickly, so are ideally suited to New Zealand’s changeable weather conditions and the typically busy lifestyles of Kiwis. 

Radiators are:

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

Responsive: Radiators heat up and cool down quickly.

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

Controllable: All radiators are controlled 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.

Silent: Radiators are totally quiet unlike air conditioning units.

Linea Radiator Installed

Designer Radiators

Designer radiators made by Radiatori, Ridea and Scirocco are available on special order. These eye-catching radiators combine thermal efficiency and aesthetics to complement interior design or act as a focal point.  A popular choice among Kiwis is the beautiful Multicolonna radiator which suits traditional renovations and modern builds with equal measure.

Fancoil radiators

Fan coil radiators

Fan coil radiators use a built in electric fan to assist natural heat convection.  As a result they can emit large amounts of heat for a relatively small unit.  Requiring less heat than a traditional radiator, fan coils are ideally suited to air-to-water heat pumps.  

Another bonus is that fan coils can be used to cool rooms when combined with the correct air-to-water heat pump. 

Fan coils can be mounted on a wall as a freestanding unit, recessed into a wall, or completely concealed so that only the inlet and outlet grills show.

Design Considerations

Central Heating New Zealand tailor all radiator systems to ensure they are efficient and effective. We work with you or your project manager to ensure minimal disruption to timelines, physical property and budget.

In a warm-water central heating system, pipework runs from the boiler to radiators situated throughout the house. In a wood framed home, pipes run through the framing timber like the electrical and plumbing services. In a house constructed of concrete, pipes can be run between wall and ceiling batons or chased into the wall.

Radiators are most effective when positioned in the coldest part of a room, where there is likely to be the greatest heat loss. We place radiators immediately below a window whenever possible. The next best location is elsewhere on an external wall. If neither of these can be achieved, we position radiators as close as possible to these points. Additionally, situating radiators under a protruding ledge, windowsill or mantle will help the heat to flow into the room.

It is not ideal to position radiators behind full length drapes, as heat will be trapped behind them and not directed into the room. Similarly, it is best to avoid placing radiators next to a bed’s headboard, or behind a solid object that will inhibit the natural spread of heat. We will work with you when designing your radiator system to ensure ideal radiator placement.

To ensure an even temperature is achieved throughout the home, radiators should ideally be placed in every room, including hallways, toilets, bathrooms, bedrooms and living areas. In multi-storey homes, radiators should also be placed in upstairs rooms and on landings. Based on the UK standard, allowance is made for 25% of heat rising to the next level in a well-insulated home. We therefore factor a reduced output requirement in our calculations for upper levels. In some larger rooms it is preferable to split the total energy output required for one room over two radiators, which ensures an even temperature throughout the room.

Contact us to learn more about adding a radiator central heating system to your home.

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