In summer, it’s hard to remember how cold your home gets during the coldest months of the year. In New Zealand, homes often rely on a single heat source and that can leave parts of your house feeling distinctly chilly during the winter months.
If you’re building a new home or are considering adding central heating to your existing home, this article is for you. Here are 5 things you need to know about Central Heating and your home.
1. Central Heating heats your whole home
It may seem a little obvious but Central Heating really does warm your whole home. From bathrooms to bedrooms and of course the living areas, adding a Central Heating system to your home ensures every room is warm, whatever the temperature outside.
Heating your whole home achieves the same results as increasing the size of your house. Instead of your family fighting for the one seat that’s the perfect distance from your fire, with Central Heating everyone can be comfortable.
Central Heating also removes the cold corners of your home. Cold bathrooms and struggling to leave the warmth of your bed on Winter mornings could become distant memories. Your whole family can enjoy their favourite part of the house in comfort again.
2. Central Heating can run off a variety of energy sources
Depending on the type of Central Heating you choose it can connect to a range of energy sources. That makes it easy to adapt to your existing energy options or to consider more energy efficient scenarios such as gas, diesel, biomass, solar or geothermal.
If you’re building a new home, choosing a Central Heating system allows you to match your energy source to the system for maximum efficiency.
As long as your budget matches the cost, it’s possible to find the right energy source to match your lifestyle choices and your heating requirements.
Building new? Ask East Coast Plumbing and Gas about Central Heating and your new home. We can help you explore the options and enjoy the benefits of Central Heating that’s been designed to your needs.
3. There is more than one type of central heating
Like all technologies, Central Heating is constantly evolving to become more efficient at heating your home. East Coast Plumbing and Gas offer two types of Central Heating system.
Warm Air Central Heating uses a system of ducts and vents to circulate warm air throughout your home. Ducts can be installed in your ceiling or floors depending on the set up of your home. Each duct is connected to a system of diffusers that blow warm air around your home, raising the temperature in every room.
Warm Air Central Heating can be a smart solution for homes that don’t have space for radiators.
Hot Water (Hydronic) Central Heating relies on hot water to warm your home. Hot water is moved around your home using a pipe and radiator network to heat every room to an optimal temperature. Room temperature can be adjusted using thermostatic control. Radiators are available in a wide range of traditional and modern styles and can either create a feature in a room or sit back and just add warmth.
We also provide underfloor heating for new homes, with pipe circuits laid below the concrete floors to provide heat using the thermal mass of the slab as a heat diffuser.
4. Central Heating is an efficient way to heat your home
It is much more efficient to raise the temperature across your house with a heat source in every room than it is to use a single heat source to try and heat your whole home. Central Heating requires an upfront investment but once installed you have complete control of the temperature of your home.
Central heating can be switched on and off at the touch of a button, programmed with thermostatic controls to maintain a temperature across your home, and set to go on and off with a timer function that ensures you never need to wake up or come home to a cold house again.
5. Central Heating takes the effort out of heating your home
With timer functions and thermostatic control, Central Heating simply removes the effort from heating your home. You can simply ‘set and forget’ and know that your Central Heating system will do the job for you.
Maintenance is easy. Once installed, a regular check up from your Central Heating technician will ensure that your system is working at maximum efficiency.
Enquire about adding Central Heating today
East Coast Plumbing and Gas are your local Central Heating experts. We’ve been helping customers find the right heating solution across Hawke’s Bay for years. With over 30 years experience in specifying, installing, maintaining and repairing central heating systems in NZ and the UK: we are the ones to trust.
We can help you match your energy preference to the most efficient Central Heating system, and ensure your system is installed correctly and to the highest standards. Building new? We can happily liaise with both you and your builder or architect to make sure your heating requirements are included in your plans.