The beauty of underfloor heating is precisely in the name - Underfloor! As the warm water circulates through pipes encapsulated within the slab, the system is effectively invisible so there is no interior compromise.
Underfloor systems benefit from the large thermal mass of your concrete slab and thus is able to retain stored energy and cool down at a slower rate, leaving your home warm when switched off.
Underfloor heating is designed to be left on for long periods of time, which may not sound very efficient, but can be programmed to maintain a minimum temperature so it never need start from cold.
This can be enhanced by adding weather compensation which uses a sensor to react to outdoor temperature changes.
Heating of floor directly
Underfloor central heating heats the floor directly, which adds nice comfort underfoot to houses with polished concrete or tiled floors. You can imagine the luxury of stepping onto warm tiled floors in the depths of a South Island winter - or anywhere in New Zealand for that matter.
Not all radiators look like they belong in a hospital, and we offer a variety of styles from classic to modern to suit the look and feel of your home. All models are crafted in Italy and come in a range of aesthetically pleasing designs and lengths. Make them a feature or blend them into the background.
Radiators responsiveness is near instantaneous, complimented with them being very easy to control. Thermostatic heads are fitted onto the radiators and allow you to select the desired temperature and once that temperature is reached, the thermostatic head senses this and turns the radiator off.
Radiators are a great option to install as they allow you to set different temperatures for different parts of the house and heat the house quickly when required.
Heating of floor indirectly
Radiators heat the floor more indirectly than underfloor heating does, but don't be concerned because they will not only heat the air in the room, but also all the objects in the room for increased comfort. Additionally, if you were to open a window or ranch slider to allow air flow, the room will remain warm from radiant heat.