Hydronic Underfloor Heating

Overview

Modern Comfort Heating with Low Running Costs

Features & Benefits

1. Ideal for large open areas

Hydronic floor heating is a great option for large, open entertaining areas. It work well under cold floor coverings such as marble, stone, slate, polished concrete and all varieties of tiles.

2. Best in class warranty

Hydronic underfloor heating systems require a certain level of maintenance over the years. For example boilers require regular servicing and may need to be replaced after 10 years of use. However, our piping systems have a best-in-class warranty of 25 years!

3. Installation

Installation of a water-based system can be complex due to the intricate design and workings of the system. It is important to seek out a licensed professional to do the job. Call or email us for a recommended installer near you!

4. No dust!

Floor heating provides a comfortable level of heating from the floor up and considerably reduces the amount of traveling dust particles that are usually stirred by air duct heating systems. This is a great relief to allergy and asthma sufferers.

5. Cost

Although hydronic floor heating can be very economical to run, the upfront costs tend to be higher than electric systems.  This is due to the  intricacy of the design, as well as the skilled labour required for a proper installation.

Installation for your Floor Covering

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Hydronic Under Floor Heating Applications

Hydronic underfloor heating is ideal for areas with surfaces over 60m2. Lounges and open plan concepts are perfect for hydronic underfloor heating. This type of underfloor heating works well under floor coverings such as marble, stone, slates and a variety of tiles. It may also be used under carpet and timber floors, although we recommend inquiring with the carpet and timber manufacturers before the installation.

Whether you are contemplating a renovation or including hydronic underfloor heating for your new home, below is a guide that will help to determine your ideal installation for your floor covering type.

Building Type Floor Construction Floor Covering Underfloor Heating Type
Electric (Heating Cables) Hydronic (heating pipes)
In-Slab In-Screed Under-Tile In-Slab In-Screed Quick Heat
New Floor Construction Slab Tiles
Carpet
Floating Timber
Battened Timber
Lightweight Suspended Tiles
Carpet
Floating Timber
Battened Timber ✔* ✔*
Existing Floor Structure Slab Tiles
Carpet
Floating Timber
Battened Timber
Lightweight Suspended Tiles
Carpet
Floating Timber
Battened Timber ✔* ✔*

× = not appropriate

√ = appropriate

* The space in between the battens needs to be filled with screed

We will help you choose the perfect installation for your project

Hydronic Underfloor Heating offers a gentle heat throughout the winter months with an attractive operating cost. We have completed over 60,000 installation across Sydney alone and can help you find the best solution for your budget.

How to Choose the Best Underfloor Heating Option for your Needs?

A significant part of a Hydronic Floor heating costs is fixed, meaning that the cost remains similar no matter the size of the area to heat. A gas boiler is an example of a fixed cost that hardly changes when the heat surface size increases. For this reason the bigger the surface, the less expensive the rate per m2.

This is an important difference with Electric Floor heating, where the rate per m2 remains the same as the heated surface increases. This is the reason why Hydronic Floor Heating is a better alternative to Electric Floor Heating with surface over 60m2.

Thermostats

Another factor in the efficiency of your floor heating system is a high quality thermostat. This will allow you to heat specific rooms independently and program each room needs accordingly.

We recommend non-programmable thermostats for your hydronic underfloor heating installation because most hydronic heating systems are “set and forget” systems. These thermostats can be linked to your home automation systems.

A good quality thermostat will give greater control over temperature, zoning and timing, allowing you to make the most our of your floor heating system.

For your perfect underfloor heating solution, contact our specialists!