Home Heating Options: Radiant heating vs Convection

Date: Oct 14, 2021 - 12:40 am

When it comes to home heating New Zealand is behind as many people still rely on ineffective and inefficient methods. Most kiwi’s still spend the winters cold or wasting money on expensive heating solutions. Here at Central Heating we have several options to help you control your home’s climate effectively. This blog we will focus on the benefits of radiators as a home heating method.

Convection vs Radiant Heating

When it comes to heating a home the two most common methods are convection and radiant heating. Convection is very popular due to the cost. Convection heating works well however it does come with several disadvantages that may impact some people more than others. Firstly, convection heating uses hot air blown through the house to heat the home. Circulating air moves dust through the house, aggravating allergies and asthma. If you are prone to these, convection heating, such as a heat pump may not be suitable. Secondly, convection does not heat evenly and gives up a lot of heat to unused rooms or through walls to the outside.

A better alternative is radiant heating. Radiators are a great way to keep your home warm during the winter months. Unlike convection heating methods, radiant heating is very cost effective, and is ideal for families with dust allergies or asthma.

Central heating system

Radiators are a silent panel on the wall that transfers heat to the surrounding air. This heat comes from a single central heating unit, which heats a liquid. This liquid then flows into the panels where it can transfer its heat to the room evenly. Although this method is slower at heating than convection, it is cheaper to keep the room warm once it is heated.

If you are interested in the various methods for home heating such as radiant heating, give us a call at 0800 443 284 or contact us online so we can discuss the best option for your home.