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Radiators

A radiator central heating system emits warmth via a combination of natural convection and radiant heat.

RADIATOR SYSTEMS
Why choose Radiator Heating for your home?

Radiator heating offers the lowest running cost due to their ability to heat the room within minutes at the home owners leisure. They are simple to install and suitable for renovation or new builds – and with many styles and sizes available, they can fit into the home’s aesthetic easily.

RADIATOR SYSTEMS
Vaillant EcoTec Gas Boilers

Radiator systems powered by Vaillant ecoTEC gas boilers are a good choice for all manner of heating and hot water loads particularly in areas with reticulated natural gas.

Radiator Heating
Radiators emit warmth via a combination of natural convection and radiant heat. They offer the lowest running cost, are suitable for renovation or new build and suit concrete or timber floor construction.

Domestic Hot Water
All year round it generates enough hot water to meet your entire household demand.

Vaillant ecoTEC gas boilers are a premium quality, high performance condensing boiler packed with features which result in the most reliable and lowest running cost boiler available today.

– Condensing boilers use advanced combustion technology which scavenges energy found in the flue gas that would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere resulting in running efficiencies up to 112%.
– Whisper quiet operation.
– Weather compensating control.

RADIATOR SYSTEMS
Grant Vortex Diesel Boilers

Radiator systems powered by Grant Vortex diesel boilers are a practical option particularly in areas lacking reticulated gas.

Radiator Heating
Radiators emit warmth via a combination of natural convection and radiant heat. They offer the lowest running cost, are suitable for renovation or new build and suit concrete or timber floor construction.

Domestic Hot Water
All year round it generates enough hot water to meet your entire household demand.

The installation of a diesel boiler is typically more involved and costly than gas boilers but offer significant running cost savings over LPG options.

Grant Vortex diesel boilers are a premium quality, high performance condensing boiler made in Ireland. They are quiet, clean burning and reliable.

– Condensing boilers use advanced combustion technology which scavenges energy found in the flue gas temperature that would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere resulting in running efficiencies up to 97%.
– Whisper quiet operation.
– Advanced digital control panel enables the boiler to automatically switch duty from heating to domestic hot water production.
– Premium quality powder coated EZI-Fit high level flue set.

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Download our radiant heating and cooling brochure

Download our brochure if you would like to understand more about our central heating and cooling solutions, estimated installation and running costs, or our design process.

DOLLARS AND SENSE

Costs will vary depending on perceived comfort levels, insulation levels, ambient temperature extremes, building design/construction and regional energy prices. Below shows the estimated installation and running costs for a new 200m2 home based on 0ºC outside / 20ºC inside temperature.

Appliance type System Type Heating Only Heating & Hot Water Winter Running Cost / Month Calculation
Natural Gas Radiators $14,300 $19,700 $160 0.07c/kWh x 6hrs/day
LPG boiler Radiators $14,300 $19,700 $420 0.18c/kWh x 6hrs/day
Diesel boiler Radiators $19,000 $24,500 $280 0.12c/kWh x 6hrs/day
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does radiator heating cost to run in NZ?

The costs can depend on many things, such as your home’s insulation, climate, home design, and energy prices in your region. However, winter running costs in a new 200m2 home to a 20°C inside temperature can cost around $160 per month with natural gas radiators from Vaillant and Brugman.

How does radiator heating work?

An LPG, natural gas, diesel, or electric boiler heats water that runs through pipes to your radiator panels. It then returns to the boiler to be reheated and re-circulated. Some boilers are multi-use, offering hot water for your taps and showers.

What are the benefits of radiator heating?

Unlike many other heating types, radiator heating heats up quickly and provides radiant heat that doesn’t force dust allergens to move around your home. It’s also quiet, cost-effective to run and suitable for most homes.

Can I install radiator heating in an existing home?

Yes! You can install radiator heating in a new or existing build. Your chosen installer will require your home’s floor plan to draw up a custom system to suit your unique needs.

Can you control the temperature of radiator heating?

Yes, each radiator comes with a thermostat so that you can choose the temperature that suits your needs the best. Most high-quality systems can heat an entire home from 10°C to 20°C in a short time.

Are all radiator measurements the same?

No. Installers can help you choose the most appropriate radiator system for your home based on the rooms and their dimensions. For example, a medium bedroom would need a 600mm high x 800mm wide radiator, A larger living room may need a radiator that's 600mm high x 1,600mm wide.

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