Panel heating is by far the most popular form of hydronic heating worldwide. Its popularity is due to its flexibility and efficiency.
Panel heating can be installed into new buildings without compromising ceiling heights, creating bulk heads or utilising valuable cupboard space to accommodate ductwork.
Compared to floor ducts, hydronic panels are much less restrictive with respect to furniture positioning. The panels can be installed behind couches, under benches, in fact just about anywhere. Further, the panels don’t need to be located on external walls. In fact, energy can be conserved by installing them on internal walls.
Panel heating can be retro-fitted into existing buildings with limited fuss. The installation of hydronic, as opposed to ducted heating, avoids damage to house footings thus enabling retention of the structural integrity of the building.
Due to the insignificant size of hydronic pipework, air-flow under the house is not hindered. This is essential in preventing rising damp.
Finally, panel heating is incredibly responsive and thus is ideal for Melbourne’s climate - it heats up in 15 minutes and cools down in just 2 hours.
Panel heating radiators are available in over 300 sizes. To determine which radiators best suit your next project, please call Ascot Heating on (03) 9370 3326.
Increasingly, the serious nature of the environmental issues facing our world has driven many of us to try to save energy when and where we can.
Hydronic heating uses much less energy than conventional forced air heating therefore producing fewer carbon emissions.
It’s no secret that the Western European communities are leading the way when it comes to being eco-friendly, particularly in places like Scandinavia, Austria and Germany.
That’s why hydronic heating is used exclusively in new buildings in the most ecologically advanced countries in the world.
Is hydronic heating expensive to install and will it add to the value of your home?
In the short term, your intial investment may seem a more expensive option than a fan forced ducted heating system. However,
in the long term, the use of natural gas fired boilers coupled with the inbuilt zoning ability of a hydronic heating system will often lead to lower running costs.
Will a hydronic heating system add value to your home? Most home buyers today are well aware of the substantial health benefits of hydronic heating systems and are prepared to pay more for any home with a hydronic heating system.
If your looking for economical heating during those cold months, and consider the future health of your family as important, hydronic heating ticks all the boxes!