Common underfloor heating questions

Common underfloor heating questions

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Hydronic heating which, comprises of either and/or both underfloor heating and radiators, has become one of the most popular heating methods for homes and buildings, both domestically and commercially due to its efficient and effective performance.

Are you looking for an underfloor heating solution or perhaps just want to know more about it? Read on and utilise our expertise to answer some of the most common underfloor heating questions asked.

How does underfloor heating work?

Underfloor heating comprises of a boiler or heat pump installed either externally or internally. The boiler heats the water and then circulates the heated water through specific pipes laid within the floor (in slab or in screed). This heat then transforms into slowly released radiant heat which rises through the room creating, a comfortable, uniformed and luxurious warm environment.

What applications can underfloor heating be used in?

It is quite common to find underfloor heating in newer homes and office spaces including aged care centres, child-care centres, hospitals, churches, yoga studios and even pet enclosures to name a few.

Extending, renovating or changing your flooring? Underfloor heating can be installed. Alternatively, if underfloor heating is not what you are looking for, we can assist with wall hung radiators.

An underfloor heating system installed by our highly experienced team will not leave you disappointed. Your home will be the envy of all your neighbours, friends and family. Underfloor hydronic heating is extremely desirable due to its cost-effective method.

As underfloor heating is hidden within your flooring, you save space and can design your the area without needing to consider other methods of heating including trench.

What are the benefits of underfloor heating?

There are many benefits to underfloor heating. First and foremost, hydronic heating, either underfloor or wall hung radiators, will provide you with the most comfortable and luxurious heating possible.

Due to natural heat convection, there are no fans blowing dust or allergens around the home.

Hydronic heating is up to 35% more cost effective than other heating solutions on the market.

It will not leave your home feeling hot or stuffy nor will it blow cool air or draughts when the desired temperature is reached. Even when the system is not actively heating, the system maintains the heat within the pipework effectively unlike other heating solutions.

Underfloor heating allows you the freedom to decorate your room or space without needing to consider wall hung heaters or trench heaters. It also does not leave any dangerous heat points or cords, making it safe for pets, all age groups and all health conditions.

During installation, zones can be created with underfloor heating. Therefore, if you don’t use a particular area often, you can leave that zone off. The ability of zoning the system provides greater flexibility and saves additional money, energy and heat.

Underfloor heating can utilise technology so that you can control the system even when you are not at home. Heading to your holiday house for the weekend? Turn on your system when you leave your usual place of residence, so your holiday home is nice and comfortable when you arrive.

Your home will be the envy of all your friends and family with your second-to-none hydronic heating system.

Do you offer commercial solutions?

Norwest Gas can supply and install commercial underfloor heating solutions. Our heating specialists are capable of handling any sized job with ease. Our quality and professionalism are seen regardless of the size of the job including hospitals, motels, offices and restaurants.

How often does underfloor heating need to be serviced?

It is best to service underfloor heating once a year to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. By engaging with Norwest Gas, you will be sure to receive quality installations, products and customer service including thorough maintenance or after sales queries.

Can I install underfloor heating in my existing home?

Yes, you can! To minimise work, we recommend installing underfloor heating when you’re planning to change or renovate the floor. But ultimately, you can have it installed in your existing home.

If you are building a new home or renovating rooms, then underfloor heating would be installed either in-slab or in-screed prior to the new floor being placed.

How can I get underfloor heating?

It is as simple as contacting Norwest Gas. Our friendly team will make sure you obtain a quality and reliable underfloor hydronic heating system, resulting in the nice warm home you deserve.

Call us today at 1300 499 169 for more information!

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