Takapuna Home Gets an Underfloor Heating Upgrade

Date: May 31, 2021 - 2:38 am

Enjoying the breath-taking views at Takapuna beach before an underfloor heating installation. Our client was getting sick of the cold bathroom tiles on the Auckland winter mornings. After a tile in her bathroom cracked, she thought there was no better time to give us a call.

Underfloor heating systems use PVC tubing embedded in the concrete under the floor to heat the home. Hot water is pumped through the tubing, transferring the heat to not only the floor, but the entire room.

Takapuna homes are always a breeze when it comes into installing underfloor heating. When the clients broken tiles were removed, we found that there was already enough space to lay the tubing and concrete base. The client was left smiling, no more miserable winter mornings.

In Takapuna and looking into underfloor heating for your home? The European-trained experts here at Central Heating are ready to offer a unique underwater heating solution for your Takapuna home. Our team includes plumbers, electrician, and gasfitters so you don’t have to worry about dealing with separate contractors. Give us a call at 0800 443 284 for a personalised underfloor heating system fit for your Takapuna home or contact us here.

Why Are Steel Radiators Popular?

Date: Oct 12, 2020 - 1:52 am

Radiators come in all shapes and sizes. Some are made from cast iron, stainless steel, or aluminium. Besides the three, a significant number of models are manufactured from steel or mild steel. Choosing between these options can significantly affect your home’s energy efficiency and your comfortability, especially when the cold weather sets in. Among the four major types of radiators based on the material used, the steel type proves to be the most popular choice. But why is this so? Is it better compared to other types of radiators? Learn more about steel radiators below.

Types of radiators – Similarities and Differences

Before choosing the radiator size or planning where to position the heating system, it pays to known which type suits your household the best. There are various pros and cons of using a specific type of radiator. Knowing these would help you understand why steel radiators have gained a lot of traction through the years and why you should consider using one too. Additionally, it will help you set your expectations in term of the system’s efficiency, durability and operational costs.   

Aluminium 

Compared to other types of radiators, aluminium tends to produce more heat, making it a highly efficient option for large rooms. They also cool down quickly, allowing you to regulate the room’s temperature with greater ease. However, because aluminium is a superconductor, it does come with a hefty price tag. Also, because of its lightweight make, an aluminium radiator can be prone to dents and damages. The lightest bump from kids running around in the room can deform its smooth shape.

Cast Iron 

Only cast iron radiators were manufactured back in the days. They were then replaced by other materials as developments in technology progressed. In recent times, cast iron radiators have been slowly gaining traction once more. This type of radiator is widely known for its robust build. With it, you’ll never need a replacement even after 30 years. However, compared to other types of materials, cast iron tends to heat up slower. Also, they’re the most expensive type of radiator in the market.

Mild Steel 

Steel or mild steel is a widely used material in making radiators because of its durability and affordability. It can last for years, helping you get more value for your money. Manufacturers also find it incredibly easy to use in producing a variety of shapes and designs of radiators, which can suit a variety of tastes and style preferences. No other material can compete with its versatility. The only major disadvantage of mild steel is internal rusting, so it’s crucial to have your boiler serviced regularly. 

Stainless Steel 

Stainless steel radiators are quite similar to the mild steel type. Stainless steel is also a versatile metal, and it’s made extra durable because of its anti-rust, anti-stain and anti-corrosive properties. The only disadvantage to using such type of radiators is that you have to shell out a large sum of money to afford one. Also, you will most likely have a limited design and style options to choose from. 

Benefits of Steel Radiators

Steel radiators offer many benefits to homeowners. One key advantage it offers is its versatility. If customisation matters a lot to you, steel radiator is the perfect choice to use. You can find plenty of customised mild steel radiators that can match your existing interior design. It could also come extra handy for those who are looking for radiators that look modern and chic. Some models are equipped with add-on accessories so you can use them as clothing or towel rack.

Besides its smooth finish and customisation options, mild steel also proves a good investment because of its powerful heat-conducting capacity. This means you can stay warm as long as needed during the cold seasons. On top of that, they can heat up quickly, allowing you to save money and significantly reduce your home’s energy consumption.

Steel radiators are also worth the money because they’re made to last. As long as it stays rust-free, you won’t need to replace your radiator heater. To prevent rusting, here are a few tips you can use to maintain the pristine condition of your steel radiator:  

    • After flushing the system, you can add a corrosion inhibiting solution. Consult your plumber about the best product to use. 
  • Check for leakages from time to time. If you notice leaks, try locating the source and determine if you need a repair or replacement service. 

Install a stainless steel radiator in your NZ home today!

Central Heating offers a variety of radiators for New Zealand homes. If you need help in choosing the type of radiators to install, you can give us a call. Our experts can provide you with the necessary guidance so you can select the most suitable option.

We also offer retro-fitted radiators, perfect for old and traditional New Zeland houses. Get in touch with us today for more information about our offers.  

The Importance of Central Heating Service

Date: Jul 16, 2020 - 9:50 pm

Central heating systems come with a wide variety of benefits for homeowners in New Zealand. When installed properly and well-maintained, they help reduce utility bills throughout the year. In some cases, you may save up to 30 percent on your annual energy bill. Investing in the latest A-rated condensing boilers is a prudent choice since these units come with heating controls, thus making them energy efficient.

These heating installations also help prevent the development of health conditions like bronchitis, hypothermia, and asthma. Unlike storage heaters, central heating counteracts condensation and the growth of mold. Additionally, heating units powered by gas are environmentally friendly as they help minimise carbon dioxide emissions.

 Central Heating service

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As winters become colder in Auckland, you can keep your entire family feeling warmer by relying on Central Heating for quality service and maintenance. The company can handle different types of central heaters, including gas, oil, and solar-powered units. It can also design and build reliable systems as part of the custom installation service.

Relying on a professional service provider for your heating maintenance and repair gives you peace of mind. Furthermore, you can keep the system safe and running efficiently for longer. In turn, you save a significant amount of money in energy savings. The Central Heating service ensures that you find the best solution to suit your family’s needs during the winter season

The company provides access to experienced technicians capable of designing and building a system that locks in efficiency and substantial energy savings for many years. On another level, you are sure to benefit from improved health since central heating units are better than convection systems. With the former, it becomes easier to beat conditions like asthma and allergies.

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In the end, you benefit from value for money presented by the maintenance and repair service. Your entire family will enjoy the tremendous effect of the heating system throughout the winter. The system improves health and safety while boosting your wallet.

By enlisting the services of Central Heating in Auckland, you entrust your installation, maintenance, or heating repair project on a team of expert technicians. The company has an impressive track record of delivering quality workmanship. It comes as no surprise that Central Heating in Auckland stands by its work and trusted by many customers.

 Regular maintenance

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Regular central heating service prevents breakdowns, which can compromise your family’s comfort. For this reason, expert technicians recommend scheduling heating service shortly before the winter season begins. In doing so, you ensure peace of mind knowing that your system will run smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Many homeowners in Auckland book the heating service at the start of autumn to avoid unwanted breakdowns. A tune-up makes it easier to identify any components that require replacement. Some worn parts can compromise energy efficiency or safe operation of the system. Hence, the need to book the central heating service before winter

The lack of preseason inspection and repairs can present considerable risks. Gas or carbon monoxide leaks can trigger safety hazards. On the other hand, neglecting to follow maintenance schedules leads to energy inefficiency, which inflates the cost of running the system.

 

Braemar Central Heating Servicing

Date: Feb 25, 2020 - 11:43 pm

Central heating in New Zealand is important, especially during winter months. Avoid the inconvenience, exorbitant costs, and nasty breakdowns of waiting until winter to get your central heating installation or servicing done.

Timely maintenance, repair, or installation will also help lower your energy bill each year as you increase efficiency. Plus, regular servicing decreases the risk of breakdowns and extends the life of your central heating unit. Imagine how much money you save and how stress-free your life will be when you choose to be prepared with regards to your central heating maintenance.

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Why Choose Braemar Central Heating?

When you install a Braemar 7-star equivalent ducted gas heater instead of a 3-star ducted gas heater, you will save approximately $754 per year in running costs! Over a 5- year period you could save up to $3,770 on your heating costs with 7-star equivalent ducted gas heating. Imagine how much you will save over the years!

Every single Braemar ducted heating unit is made from premium grade materials and supported by a comprehensive factory-backed warranty. Our industry standard 7-year comprehensive warranty for residential ducted gas heating also comes with a 10-year heat exchanger and burner warranty.

With energy prices rising, ducted gas heating has the edge on reverse cycle when it comes to both efficiency and performance, and even more so with the world’s first 7-star equivalent ducted gas heating range from Braemar.

Here are the benefits you enjoy when you install a Braemar ducted heating unit:

  1. Cost Effective Save up to $525 per year when compared to reverse cycle.
  2. Better Performance Reverse cycle works less efficiently when outside temperature drops. Ducted gas efficiency remains steady.
  3. Instant Warmth Ducted gas reaches desired temperature much faster than reverse cycle.
  4. Comfortable Air Ducted gas heating won’t dry your skin and eyes. It’s a different kind of cozy warmth.

Braemar Central Heating Servicing is able to install, service, repair, and replace all units available online.

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Braemar’s Advanced Features

Now available – MagIQtouch® controller offers touch screen technology. Smart, sophisticated and incredibly intuitive, your MagIQtouch® controller makes operating your Braemar so simple.

Discreet and modern design will blend seamlessly into the décor of your home. Choose between standard, Wi-Fi enabled, or wireless Radio Frequency MagIQtouch® controller options.

Now you can control your heating comfort needs directly from your mobile device! For example, you can turn on your heater wherever you are even if you’re outside your home, ensuring you come home to a warm home on those cold winter days. You can download the smart app for free on your smartphone.

Zone your home with three zoning options:

  1. Complete Control Enjoy complete control over individual comfort needs
  2. Flexibility Heat only parts of the house in use.
  3. Savings Heat only the parts of the house where you are in and save.

Now you can set one temperature for all zones. You are also able to turn zones on and off based on minimum outlet requirement.

Central Control Zoning

Take control from 1 x MagIQtouch® controller in common zone where you can set different temperatures for each zone. You can also install additional discreet MagIQtouch® Air Sensors located in each zone with the ability to turn zones on and off, based on minimum outlet requirement. You have an option for up to 10 different zones.

Complete Comfort Zoning

Controlled from up to 10 x MagIQtouch® controllers (1 x per zone). Set different temperatures for each zone from a dedicated MagIQtouch® controller in each zone based on minimum outlet requirement. The MagIQtouch® zone controllers include built-in temperature sensors with the ability to switch on/off whole system from a central MagIQtouch® controller. You can set independent programs for zones from each MagIQtouch® zone controller with an option for up to 10 different zones.

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Braemar Ducted Gas Central Heating Features and Benefits

  • Maximum efficiency with the InShot BurnerTM that provides thorough air/gas mixing

for clean, efficient combustion.

  • No pilot light ensures the heater works every time. Electronic ignition guarantees reliable ignition while no standing pilot saves wasted gas when heater is not being used.
  • Flexible installation for all types of homes so the unit can be safely installed in the roof, under the floor, or outside the house. The two-piece configuration means easy installation.
  • Maximum energy efficiency withEcostar® Tri-ActionTM heat exchanger. This is a standard on TQM6 and TQS7 series ducted gas heaters. It guarantees the unit is corrosion resistant with maximum heat transfer in minimum space.
  • Each unit comes with a whisper quiet operation with variable speed combustion fan that safely expels all combustion gases outside.

Braemar’s Comprehensive Warranty

Each Braemar ducted gas heating unit is manufactured using high-grade materials and comes with a comprehensive, factory-backed warranty. Our industry standard 7-year comprehensive warranty for residential ducted gas heating also comes with a 10-year heat exchanger and burner warranty. Our warranty guarantees your protection and peace of mind.

New Underfloor Heating Heatpumps

Date: Feb 14, 2020 - 7:28 am

Over the years, the world has seen winters getting colder and summers getting hotter. More often than not, households in the temperate regions have heating and cooling systems installed in houses. These installments often take at least 50% of the energy bill.

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Saving energy costs often will have to come from the heating and cooling systems. A great way to keep a place cool during the summers and warm during the winters is through the use of central heating services, especially an energy-efficient heat pump.

Why You Should Invest in a Central Heating Service

Firstly, investing in a central heating service is one of the smartest decisions one can make. Central heating is efficient, effective, economical, safe, and adds comfort to the day-to-day lifestyle.

Living in a temperate region means experiencing both the harsh winters and implacable summers, having a central heating efficiently lets you adjust the temperatures in any way you want! It warms your whole house to the temperatures that you find fancy by using a timer, room thermostat, and thermostatic radiator valves that lets you set each room with different temperatures or timers to certain times.

It is also efficient with the use of energy, as it circulates temperature-controlled air through sealed ducts, managing the whole house with a reasonable amount of energy used. Heating the house with one source using radiant heat is definitely the way to go.

Why Central Heating is the Smart Way to Go

Central heating is effective in warming the whole house with just one system! It is definitely the economically smart way to heat up a house instead of using gas or single log burning fires (which are not equal in distributing heat and is a cause of sickness during the cold season) because the initial set-up costs will be paid back by the long term benefits this system has in store.

Using the central heating system effectively can greatly reduce gas bills and upgrading an existing system kicks back an annual gas bill by at least 30%. You may choose from a variety of vectors like gas central heating or oil central heating and still save a lot of money in the long run.

Safety and comfort can definitely be felt when using a central heating system. Installing one will keep your home at the healthy 21 degrees Celsius standard set by the WHO, eliminating the greater risks and chances of getting sick due to the cold.

Children and the elderly are kept safe because there are no open flames and no elements exposed. As for those who are sensitive or have problems especially with the respiratory system, it is safe because there is no forced air flow.

You are able to control the temperature using a thermostat and you can customize it to your needs. Other methods of heating create hot spots and cold spots, or an uneven distribution of heat.

Why Heat Pumps Are Effective

A heat pump is an effective central heating system, because instead of making heat, it extracts the heat from the outside. Two typical types of central heating systems are air-to-air heat pumps, which extract heat from outside air, even during the winters! The other type is the ground-source heat pump, which removes heat from the ground. In order for this to work, flexible pipes are buried in trenches below the ground, and these pipes are filled with a liquid that absorbs heat from the ground and transfers it inside the house.

Ground-source heat pumps are most efficient because they take their source of heat from the earth itself. They last longer than other types of heat pumps, and there is less wear on the compressors because they operate on a smaller range of temperatures because it is underground.

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Underfloor heating helps make a heat pump even more efficient, because it is important that the heat pump’s outlet temperature is kept as low as possible. Using an underfloor heating, mounting the underfloor in screed is the ideal way of installation. Using the screed as a thermal mass allows you to run the heat pump on off-peak tariffs further reducing the running costs. Combining this with the ground source heat pump, efficiencies of over 400% can be achieved.

Heat pumps are energy efficient as for every dollar of electricity invested in it, a return of 2-4$ are returned. Heat pumps also double and acts as a central air conditioner when needed, making it versatile for all types of temperature year-round. It doesn’t just save you money, it’s also helpful for the environment because it is energy efficient.

Heating a home with a heat pump is a great investment because it also provides return on investments with the amount of money being saved. Knowing which one is good for you will save you from the unwanted costs of changing the system.

Firstly, make sure that your garden is suitable for ground loops, and it is efficient that your home is properly insulated as ground source heat pumps provide the best efficiency when producing heat at lower temperatures.

Keeping a warm home is a feat yet to be toppled down. Keep it warm with underfloor heating – heat pumps makes it easier to achieve.

 

 

Compare Central Heating Boilers

Date: Oct 25, 2019 - 9:01 am

Using a quality Central Heating System helps lower costs in running a home or a commercial space.   Not only do they save on expenses but it also plays a role to a home or business’ owner quality of life.  The boiler is considered one of the most important components of a central heating system because it is like a big fire that has continuous supply of gas.

What to Consider When Choosing a Central Heating Boiler?

There are several things to consider when choosing a boiler for your home or for your business.  First, you should take into consideration what type of fuel you would want to use.  The most common are gas and oil but gas is the more common of the two since if linked with a main gas supply, there is no need to refill the tanks.  There are also options for wood burning boilers but cleaning would be an issue.  Another thing that is important when choosing a boiler is the fuel cost and the maintenance of the system.  The most expensive system is the oil-burning system among other systems.
The size of the boiler is dependent on the size of the household.  It is also important to consider the number of rooms and the number of people who will be living in that space.  With this in mind, there are three kinds of boiler systems to choose from; the combination, conventional and the system boiler.  The most popular of the three among households is the conventional type which requires a holding tank and requires the most number of energy among the rest.  The combination may not need a holding tank and additional pipe work and this also provides hot water on demand and is the cheapest compared to other types but what the issue with this type is that it would take more time to heat up the water and can only be used one tap at a time.  The system boiler is the most expensive boiler but in spite of that fact it provides a more consistent water temperature and flow rate.

What Are the Different Types of Central Heating System Boiler?

When choosing the best central heating boiler for your needs, you have to base your decision on several factors such as noise levels, location or cost.  Here are different types of Central Heating Boilers to choose from:

Gas Boiler

When choosing gas boilers, natural gas is considered to be the best option because of its reliability and cost.  A condensing model is at least 30% more efficient than those non-condensing models.
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Vokera Gas Boiler

Vokera is one of the leading industry for home heating systems with a wide range of products for domestic use and light commercial applications as well.  Their products are built with quality standards with designs for ease of installation, operation and reliability.  Vokera Boilers are condensing and high efficiency boilers which maximizes heat generated by recovering the lost energy which in normal situations be lost through the flue.  With condensing boilers,  you can save at least 30% energy consumption.  https://www.vokera.ie/homeowners/boilers/

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Vokera Boiler System Boiler Y $450.00 $3,057.00 $2,000.00 89%
Open Vent Boiler Y $450.00 $3,057.00 $2,000.00 88.8%
Combi Boiler Y $450.00 $3,057.00 $2,000.00 89.1%

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Fondital Gas Boilerr

Fondital gas boilers have a wide range of atmospheric and condensing technology boilers. They are available in base-plate or wall-hung design. This is also available in low power and high power. It is manufactured in Italy with high quality materials and facilities that are environment friendly. Fondital products are available in domestic hot water heating version, with storage tanks or with connection to an external water heater. They also cater to both domestic and commercial heating needs. https://www.fondital.com/ww/en/boilers

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Fondital Gas Boiler Atmospheric Wall-hung gas boiler N $450.00 $2830-$3534 $2,000.00 85%

Diesel Boilers

When someone does not have the option to use gas, they usually decide on using Diesel boilers. This may not be the first option for others who have a choice since they can be quite noisy compared to the gas models and might actually cost more.
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ATLAS by Ferroli (Italy)

The Atlas model by Ferroli in Itay has the maximum achievable efficiency in traditional boilers. It is compliant with the Energy Related Products registration by European community. The Atlas D model proudly shows its 3-pass flues technology which increases water thermal exchange thus increasing its efficiency which is further enhanced with specially sized turbulators. The Atlas D also offers a silent operation compared to others because its flue path is carefully scrutinized so as to decrease turbulence. This model’s features includes opentherm communication protocol, a flow compensation protocol, an eco-comfort function, antifrost and lastly it includes the Ferroli Sun G oil burner inside its casing. https://www.ferroli.com/en/products/boilers-ind/atlas-d-25-

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Atlas Atlas D Y $450.00 $3972 $3,000.00 86%

Wood or Pellet Burner

If your area has a good supply of wood, then the wood or pellet burner is the best choice for you. Before deciding on what burner to use, you must check that the appropriate appliance is the best one for the space that you have. Smoke from wood burning may also cause health issues and air pollution plus one must make sure that the local government has no restrictions on wood burning.
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ATMOS Gasifying Boilers for Wood

There are several advantages to using this product. One is that you will have the option to burn large pieces of wood such as logs. This unit has a larger space for wood thus allowing for a longer burning period. Primary and secondary air is preheated to high temperatures and is considered to have the Ecological burning boiler class. This model has a built-in exhaust fan which allows ash cleaning without dust and the boiler room to be devoid of smoke. It has a cooling loop which prevents it against overheating without the risk for damage. When fuel burns out, the exhaust fan will automatically shuts off. Because it has a larger space for ash, cleaning it will not be an issue and this is also because it does not have the tube heat exchanger. The unit is small in size and weight therefore it can accommodate small spaces and easier to move or transfer and is made of high quality materials. https://www.atmos.eu/en/wood-gasification-boilers/

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Atmos Atmos Wood Gasifying Boiler Y $750.00 $5,625.00 $3,000.00 81-91%

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BIASI Piro Wood Cast Iron Boiler

The Piro Wood Boilers are hot water generators that burn wood gas at very high temperatures reaching over 2000°F making efficiency to reach at least 85% steady state. This is a heating boiler for wood that can be used in a single or multiple family homes. This boiler features a very thick and high quality cast-iron body. It has an output of 112,000 BTU/HR. The Piro Wood boilers are hot water generators by using wood as gas which functions by keeping the combustion chamber at negative pressure together with a fan-assisted combustion. It is ensured that there is exceptional resistance to corrosion and at the same time having a self -cleaning effect. This boiler can work independently as a central heating system or combined with central heating and domestic hot water circuits by a thermal storage tank. https://wardheating.com/product-support/biasi

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
BIASI Piro Wood Cast Iron Boiler Y $750.00 $7,000.00 $3,000.00 85%

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BIASI 3Wood Series Indoor Boiler

This is a wood burning device that is easy to use, efficient and at the same time produces low emissions. Unlike other wood boilers, using this product is not labor intensive as one might think. This offers high efficiency and at the same time large heat exchange surface with a secondary combustion chamber. It has water-cooled grates; a large finned firebox and secondary combustion chamber that makes it maximize its burn time and at the same time minimize wood consumption. This new generation of wood boiler challenges oil dependency. This product has the BIASI 3-Pass Technology. The 1st Pass is that the wood burns in large, finned, combustion chamber with water-cooled grates and the 2nd Pass includes Vented firebox gasses are mixed with extremely hot preheated air found in the secondary combustion chamber which enhances oxidation. The 3rd and final pass is that the remaining exhaust heat is given up in a wide finned and self-cleaning passageway before going out of the boiler. This product has its technical advantages as well and these are: https://wardheating.com/product-support/biasi

  • ASME Certified boiler with a rate of 58 PSI
  • It has water-cooled grates
  • Secondary combustion chambers for high efficiency and low emissions
  • It has an Ash Tray
  • It has heavy insulation
  • Enameled casing
  • And lastly, a large loading door.
Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
BIASI 3Wood Series N $750.00 $6,000.00 $3,000.00 None Available

Coal Boilers

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Coalmiser HPD

The Coalmiser HPD (High Pressure) design is suitable for applications that produce high pressure steam or hot water which ranges from 5,000 to 40,000 lbs/hr with an output of 150 up to 250 PSI. This design combines the old school technology with the latest in combustion control technology. This device is suitable for industrial heating or process steam applications. This chain grate type stoker system uses either bituminuous or black coal washed singles or smalls which can be combusted efficiently with automatic de-ashing. This boiler has the three pass fire tube design which includes a wet back turnaround therefore eliminating the need for a rear door refractory. https://www.hurstboiler.com/boilers/solid_fuel_fired/coalmiser_high_pressure_boiler

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Coal Fired Boiler Coalmiser HPD Y $750.00 $7,000.00 $3,000.00 96.1%

 

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps uses a form of renewable energy condenses the heat that is naturally present in the air instead of depending on direct sunlight like what solar panels does. The advantage of using heat pumps is that they are safe to use and easy to maintain and at the same time they last for long periods of time but it can have problems generating heat during winter months when temperatures are low.
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Clivet ELFO Pack

An example of the Clivet Heat Pump is the ELFOPack. This is a reversible heat pump with active thermodynamic heat recovery and hot water production for domestic use. It is air cooled and used for indoor installation. This is a multifunction heat pump that addresses heating, cooling and dehumidification needs plus production of hot water. Its main features are: https://www.clivet.com/en/the-heat-pump

  • It provides optimal comfort by easily adapting to the needs of the load conditions of a room and the thermal load.
  • Constant filtration of air by electronic filters with efficiency levels exceeding 99.9%.
  • It has a controlled mechanical ventilation with thermodynamic recovery during winter and summer.
  • Air dehumidification is available when in summer mode
  • It provides efficient production of hot water during winter and the good thing is that it is free of charge during summer
  • It prides itself in its high seasonal efficiency.
  • Cooling is free of charge during special environmental conditions.
  • Its use of renewable energy
  • Its environment friendly because of its elimination of pollutant emissions and CO2 in urban areas
  • Because of its low demand for energy, it improves the building’s energy rating.
  • It has a low running cost
  • Because all functions are stored in just one equipment, it is low on investment cost and allows for a quick installation process.

 

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Clivet Heat Pumps ELFOPack Y $750.00 $6,000.00 $2,000.00 99.9%

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Hitachi Yutaki M

An example of a Hitachi Heat Pump is the Yutaki M.  This heat pump is made for any weather because of its wide operating temperature range that it can still cope with extreme weather.  It delivers underfloor heating and a low and high temperature radiators and producing hot water making it the ideal boiler replacement.  With more than half of the Yutaki models having A+++ energy ratings, it can give you energy-efficient heating and save you on bills as well.  It is also available in several modes to suit your lifestyle, these includes comfort, economy, anti-freezing and vacation mode.  https://www.hitachi-hvac.co.uk/about

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Hitachi Yutaki M Y $750.00 $10,000.00 $2,000.00 A+++

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground Source Heat Pumps is a central heating or cooling system that is also known as a geothermal heat pump. This device transfers heat to or from the ground. The advantages of using this type of heat pump are that it is good for the environment because it has low carbon emissions. They are more efficient compared to the air source heat pumps. This device can also last up to 20 years. The disadvantages when using this type is that they are more expensive to install and that there is significant work involved during the installation process.
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Hiseer DC Inverter

The Hiseer DC Inverter heat pump has a wide range of heat output which makes it automatically adjusts heat output depending on the needs of your house.  This can not only be used for new buildings but it can be added to existing structures that already have heating systems available.  Using this product has its advantages and these are: http://www.hiseer-heat-pump.com/sdp/502558/4/pd-2691630/20169494-2913393/inverter_goethermal_heat_pump_10KW_GS10V-QPVHE.html

  • 30% more energy is saved compared to fixed frequency heat pumps
  • It has a soft start which protects your electric network
  • It has a wide heating/cooling output range
  • It can be used with other heat generators such as gas, oil or solar in existing structures
  • Heating, cooling and domestic hot water
Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Hiseer YHiseer DC Inverter Y $750.00 $5,000.00 $2,000.00 NA

Bosch Gas Boiler Servicing

Date: Aug 29, 2019 - 9:23 am

Introduction

When looking for Bosch gas boiler servicing, it’s vital to hire a licensed gas fitter from a company who has years of experience with Bosch boilers.

A good service includes checking: Correct gas pressure and flow. A flue gas analyzer will be used to make sure the boiler is burning the right mixture of gas and air. They need to check if electrical connections are clean and in good condition.

If you’re searching for the right Bosch Gas Boiler to buy for your home or office needs, then you’ve come to the right place.

Here are several options that you will find on WaterHeater.co.nz:

  1. Bosch Condensing 5000W Combi 37kW

The Bosch Condens 5000W 37 kW Combination Boiler is a gas condensing boiler that is capable of providing both hydronic heating and domestic hot water. Combining two appliances, a Bosch ‘Combi’ boiler uses high-efficiency condensing technology for both heating and domestic hot water.

The Bosch Condens 5000W 37 kW Combination Boiler is a gas-condensing boiler that is capable of providing both hydronic heating and domestic hot water. Combining two appliances, a Bosch ‘Combi’ boiler uses high-efficiency condensing technology for both heating and domestic hot water, which saves you money in two ways. Another Bosch ‘Combi’ benefit is that it can generally save you money on installation time and costs, as well as installation materials as no additional hot water system or hot water storage cylinder will be required. All Bosch Condens 5000W boilers can be combined with easy-to-use, sophisticated controllers and thermostats, which make them even more energy efficient.

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1-Year Parts and Labor

Extend your parts and labor warranty by 1 year

5 Years Heat Exchanger Warranty (Part Only)

  • Central heating output: up to 30 kW or 130 MJ
  • Domestic hot water output:
  • Up to 37 kW or 160 MJ
  • 91% energy efficient
  • Saving you money
  • Internal and external installation possible
  • Combines heating and domestic
  • Hot water modes for fuel savings
  • In two ways
  1. Bosch Condensing 5000w 18kW

The new Bosch Condens 5000W condensing hydronic heating boiler range is engineered to offer the ideal solution for those who want to meet their domestic heating and hot water needs whilst looking after the environment.

The new Bosch Condens 5000W condensing hydronic heating boiler range is engineered to offer the ideal solution for those who want to meet their domestic heating and hot water needs whilst looking after the environment. They use a combustion process, which reduces NOx emissions, providing energy savings while contributing to cleaner air and quality of life.

The Bosch Condens 5000W System Boilers, 18 kW and 30 kW, take care of heating your home. They are an easy to install hydronic-heating solution. Many of the components of the system, such as an expansion vessel, are built into the Bosch hydronic-heating boiler itself, making it quick and easy to install.

1-Year Parts and Labor

5 Years Heat Exchanger Warranty (Part Only)

  • 5000w 18kw System Boiler
  • Central Heating Output:
  • Up To 18 Kw Or 75 Mj
  • 91% Energy Efficient
  • Saving You Money
  • Wall-Mounted
  • Compact, Space-Saving

III. Bosch External HydroPower 16H

The Bosch 16H delivers a 16 L/min flow rate and is available in Natural or LP Gas. It is suitable for 1-2 bathroom homes & conveniently provides continuous hot water without a powerpoint or pilot light.

The Bosch 16H delivers a 16 L/min flow rate and is available in Natural or LP Gas. It is suitable for 1-2 bathroom homes and conveniently provides continuous hot water without a powerpoint or a standing pilot light.

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Bosch HydroPower systems use the energy created by water flow to ignite the burner and begin the heating process. The only ignites when a hot water tap is opened. Once the hot water tap is closed, the system turns itself off. The principle for thisrevolutionary ignition system is to create a supremely efficientappliance that is simple and easy to install.

External HydroPower models are available in 10, 13 and 16 li per minute flow rates and are available in Natural or LP gas.

  • HydroPower ignition – heats water only when required
  • Continuous flow technology
  • Delivers 16 L/min at a 25°C temperature rise
  • External installation
  • No electricity or standing pilot light required
  • Energy efficient
  • Simple installation
  • Comprehensive warranties

Domestic Warranty

2 Years Parts &Labor

10 Years Heat Exchanger (Part Only)

Conclusion

When hiring someone to do gas boiler servicing, you need to consider the professional’s experience, as well as the company’s expertise and background. It helps to read reviews as people who have experienced their service are bound to share useful tips and give you an idea of how amazing their services would be.

When searching for Bosch central heating boilers and Bosch boilers, it’s best to search online at WaterHeater.co.nz. You’ll find so many choices for your boiler needs. There’s a vast array of Bosch Gas Boilers to fit your every need and want. Check out our site today.

Central Heating Solutions in Auckland

Date: Apr 16, 2019 - 1:48 am

While Auckland enjoys a largely warm coastal climate, it gets an average low of 7oC in winter and a fair share of rainfall during summer.

With the changeable weather and the big drops in temperature overnight, central heating proves to be a wonderful solution for keeping your home consistently warm while drying away any moisture that gets inside.

Central heating ensures even distribution of heat around your home, via a central heat source. It’s not a new concept but the technology has become so advanced that it’s too good not to consider. Some of the benefits include:

  • Economical to run: operational cost is around 10c per kwh
  • No forced air movements: no draughts, no cold spots, no noisy fans
  • Better indoor air quality: does not circulate dust and allergens around your home.
  • Easy and flexible temperature control via the thermostat and timer.
  • Zoning capability for ultimate control and comfort.

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How central heating works

Central heating systems consist of a primary heating appliance (typically a central heating boiler), which has four main components: a burner, a heat exchanger, a blower and a flue for releasing gaseous by-products.

To make things simple, think of a central heating system as a continuous circuit that moves hot water from the boiler through all the radiators, and then back again for reheating. The water is permanently stored inside the system, so it’s the same water that circulates around your home (unless it is drained for maintenance). No water is actually consumed

In practice, here’s how a typical gas-fired boiler or ‘wet system’ works:

  1. central_heating_solution_aucklandThe boiler burns natural gas to create hot jets. This heats up the heat exchanger, which is basically a water-containing copper pipe that bends back and forth inside the gas jet chamber to pick up the maximum amount of heat (approximately up to 60oC). In the process, the heat energy is transferred from the gas to the water.
  2. The heated water is pushed through the pipes by an electric pump. Older models use gravity and convection to move water around the circuit (hot water naturally rises as it has lower density than cold water).
  3. From the pipes, the water flows in a closed loop inside each radiator (located in different parts of the house), entering at one side and leaving at the other. The radiators give off radiant heat gently, which leaves the water cooler. By the time the water has passed through
    all the radiators, it has cooled down significantly and
    must return to the boiler for reheating.

The entire operation is controlled by a thermostat and a time controller, allowing precise control over the temperature in different parts of the home. Some systems allow dedicated thermostats in each room. The thermostat switches off the boiler when the room is hot enough and turns it back on when the room temperature dips. Thermostats may be manually adjustable or electronically programmable.

Central heating systems don’t have a problem supplying heat in multi-story homes since the pump is powerful enough to push the heated water through radiators that run upstairs.

Types of central heating systems

Gas-fired boilers are common in Auckland. It is simply economical in terms of installation and running costs, since many homes are already supplied with natural gas. Houses with no connection to the gas network normally use liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or heating oil, which is a little more expensive to run but works in the same way.

Electric boilers are more common in rural and remote areas where gas or oil is not readily available. But some households in urban areas also choose this type of system because of the numerous advantages. Electric boilers are capable of meeting the demands of much larger homes. They are much simpler in design so they’re light and compact. They are touted to be 100% efficient and run silently. It’s also more environment friendly due to its lower carbon emission. The main drawback of electric systems is the installation cost, as it will require new pipes and boiler.

Combination boiler (hybrid) systems are also gaining more attention today due to their practicality. This type of system heats water on demand, both for space heating and for domestic use. They require less space since they don’t need a feed tank or hot water cylinder.

Geothermal heat pumps are another great option because they are environment-friendly and produce the lowest running costs. They are, however, only suitable for new builds because retrofitting the pipes is extremely difficult and expensive.

Underfloor heating systems have pipes strategically laid under the floor, in lieu of radiators. The heated water in the pipes warms the floor, which in turn warms the room. It is considered efficient and highly controllable. However, it can only be installed in new homes because the pipes need to be laid in the concrete slab.

Apart from the fuel or power source, there are a few other things to consider such as the size of your home and your budget.

The best way to decide which system suits your home is to talk to an experienced and qualified plumber. Talk to us today!

Big Radiator Central Heating System Installation In Auckland

Date: Oct 9, 2018 - 12:29 am

We recently completed an installation of a big home radiator heating system for a 2 story home in St Heliers, Auckland. The home previously have a low pressure hot water cylinder, which was replaced by a gas boiler connected to the central heating system.

The new radiator central heating systems consists of:

  • Bosch 37kW gas boiler
  • 10x radiators
  • Internet enabled control system

Our team got to work on the installation which involved running Ivar insulated pipe both under the home and through the walls to the radiators both upstairs and downstairs, providing heating to all areas of the home. Ivar insulated pipe is extremely efficient pipe which is used to maximise efficiency by retaining heat while the water is transferred. Uninsulated pipe would let heat escape by the time it reached the radiators, which means not only would you have lower heating performance but it would cost you more to run as well.

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Once the pipework was laid out, the radiators were installed in every room of the house, excluding the bathrooms.

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The Bosch 37kW boiler, used for both radiators and water heating, was installed externally, behind the first floor bathroom.

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This system has been designed to provide efficient heating to all rooms in the home, resulting is very effective heating a low cost for the home owners. The online control system brings a new convenience to controlling heating in the home, allowing the system to be controlled over the internet through the app. This means you can control the heating without even being in the same room!

What are the benefits of radiator central heating?
Radiator central heating systems provide extremely efficient heating solutions for residential homes. By combining water heating with central heating, these systems utilize an already used energy source to heat your home, while costing you much less than traditional electric radiators to run. They also provide a much more even distribution of heat in the home, which is stronger than an electric radiator, and can be adjusted quickly and easily as required.

Are you considering a radiator central heating system for your home? Talk to us today by calling 0800 443 284

Using Heat Pumps for Underfloor Heating

Date: Sep 11, 2018 - 1:10 pm

Underfloor heating or radiant in-floor heating is increasing in popularity among Kiwi households due to its many advantages. Not only are heated floors lovely to walk on, but they are also economical, comfortable and energy efficient to run.

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Unlike other heating methods, radiant underfloor heating encourages heat to rise up through a space via convection, rather than forcing it down. In-floor heating can either take the form of hydronic heating or electric resistance heating. We’ll focus on the first one.

Hydronic heating involves laying a network of pipes onto the subfloor and circulating a heating fluid through the piping. The heated fluid radiates heat into your floors, warming your home evenly and comfortably. Hydronic heating operates silently, which is another plus.

The fluid can be heated in various ways: by using a heat pump, using fossil fuels or electricity by means of a boiler heating unit. Heat pumps generate hot water at around 40oC, which is ideal for heated floors. On the other hand, gas and oil boilers heat water to 65-85oC, which will scald your feet. Using these systems will require mixing hot and cold water to bring the temperature down to a comfortable level, which is highly inefficient.

Air-to-water heat pumps take the heat from ambient/outside air and transfer the heat into the water via a heat exchanger in the cylinder. Some heat pump systems can be configured to provide part of the energy needed for domestic water heating.

With the integration of a heat pump, your underfloor heating system will have the potential for zoned control. This means that rooms can be heated on an on-demand basis, helping you to cut down your energy consumption. In addition, heat pumps offer the versatility of switching between heating and cooling modes for year-round comfort.

Heat pumps generally use less energy to maintain the heat when the target temperature is reached. Some units can control the temperature as accurately as 0.5oC. When there is a big difference between the desired temperature and the actual temperature, some heat pumps automatically adjust to a higher frequency to increase the temperature rapidly.

Modern heat pump technology also has a smart-defrost feature that allows faster recovery by reducing defrosting time and extending heating time. This further enhances heating efficiency. And since they are designed to work well into the winter season, heat pumps typically have inbuilt anti-freeze protection along with other protection controls, such as water flow switch protection, compressor overload protection, high/low pressure protection.

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In summary, underfloor heating powered by a heat pump is a convenient and efficient way to heat your home.

Installation

Underfloor heating is often integrated in the design of a new home build for practical reasons. It is easier to lay the pipes before the floors are laid than to retrofit them.

In existing homes, casting the pipes is a lot trickier as there are items of furniture and fittings in the way and some floors can be difficult to work with. For elevated homes, the pipes can be retrofitted via “diffusers” spread below your timber floor. For concrete slab floors, the pipe is attached to a mesh profile and topped with a concrete screed that may be tiled or carpeted.

As you can imagine, a more complex installation means higher upfront costs. But if you think about the comfort and long-term energy savings, a heat pump-powered underfloor heating system can be worth the investment.

For more information or inquiries, please contact us on 0800 443 284.