If you have an older Kiwi style home, you may find that when Winter approaches there isn’t much difference to the temperature inside your home compared to outside your home. Unfortunately, many older Kiwi homes were not built with warmth and health in mind.
One of the best ways to combat being cold inside your older home is to install a central heating system. Retrofitting a system to suit your family and lifestyle is possible and will improve the comfort inside your home and add value to your number one asset.
Central heating systems can easily be retro-fitted into homes with access under the floor; what’s more, you don’t even need to be doing any other renovating at the same time. As traditional New Zealand homes are neither well insulated nor heated, it is extremely worthwhile to upgrade the insulation in addition to retrofitting a warm water central heating system.
Because older houses have large underfloor spaces they allow for flexibility in retro-fitting a warm water central heating system. Radiator systems are usually better suited to a retrofit situation as they do not require pipes to be laid into the flooring whereas underfloor heating can be laid in a retrofit situation however you may find that the overall height of your floor is increased as the pipes will need to be laid with a thin screed over the top of your existing floor.
If you are considering installing central heating to your existing home, call us today on 0800 443 284 and we will talk you through your options.