Comparing home heating options and costs

When looking at any heating option, be guided by these two simple laws…

  1. Heat rises, especially warm air
  2. Heat will find cold – heat from a warmer area will dissipate to its surroundings

If you are building new, you have the opportunity to create your home around these two laws.

A great heating design will allow you to use the natural movement of warmth to upper levels, and provide all the benefits of passive solar gain.

For existing homes – in particular, those that are 25 years and older – fitting insulation wherever possible and elimination of drafts can reduce space heating by 50%.

Hot water heating in the home

Around one third of a household’s energy is used in hot water – therefore, it makes sense to utilise the same low cost source used for space heating to give boundless hot water.

Initial Cost – This will differ for every home and system. The initial cost of your boiler and hydronic system can quickly be recovered through the savings on fuel

Running Costs – The cost to maintain a healthy inside temperature varies with the location, construction, how you live in the home and the cost of the energy employed

Maintenance Costs – Hydronic systems require little or no attention for years, while boilers do require regular ash removal and an annual clean; well within the skills of any handy person

Property Value – Centrally heated houses sell more quickly and at higher prices than the equivalent houses without

Durability – Sealed hydronic systems are corrosion free, one can expect the components to be more durable than other plumbing fittings within the home.

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Contact Details

03 479 2256

027 473 5538

126 Smiths Way RD3
Cromwell 9383