Underfloor heating is the most luxurious form of heating as its radiant heat is evenly distributed throughout the room—wall to wall, floor to ceiling—right where you feel it the most.
Hard floor surfaces are warm to the touch and with no air being blown around it is totally silent. What’s more, the system is totally hidden from view and, unlike radiators or surface mounted heat pumps, takes up no wall space. This makes it ideal for large open plan homes or those with lots of glazing.
The heat from the underfloor system can be produced by air-to-water and geothermal heat pumps or by boilers fuelled by gas, diesel or wood. This flexibility, coupled with economical running costs compared to other electric radiant systems, means that hydronic underfloor heating is becoming highly desired by discerning kiwi homeowners and house builders.
Radiators provide a flexible heating option for both new and existing homes. They heat up and cool down quickly, so are ideally suited to New Zealand’s changeable weather conditions and the typically busy lifestyles of New Zealanders. Radiators are popular because they’re healthy, responsive, safe, and stylish as well!