When you’re building or renovating, and you have the opportunity to choose the heating system that will best suit your needs, hydronic heating is the smart choice. With hydronic heating, Richmond homeowners can keep their home at a constant and comfortable temperature year round, without breaking the budget.
Arctic Melbourne is proud to bring you a variety of DeLonghi products, made in Italy from quality materials and produced to the highest standards of perfection. DeLonghi offer a range of steel panel radiators, vertical radiators, tubulars and straight or curved designer towel rails - all of which come with an impressive 25 year warranty. Choose from traditional or modern finishes, or custom order from their extensive designer range.
Arctic Melbourne trust Immergas for hydronic heating gas boilers and electric heat pumps. Immergas products are Italian made and come from a world-leading brand with over 55 years of experience.
Arctic Melbourne are experts in hydronic heating, having installed and maintained hundreds of units across Melbourne. We are more than happy to discuss your particular requirements and to design a solution tailored for you.
enjoy luxurious comfort with hydronic heating in your richmond home
Not only is hydronic heating the practical choice, its’ even distribution of warmth throughout the house also provides the luxurious home environment that is a joy to come home to, day after day. Even in the coldest Melbourne winters hydronic heating will provide consistent, radiant warmth, whether you have chosen radiator panels or underfloor heating.
IN SCREED HEATING
HEAT DIFFUSION PLATES
ELECTRIC UNDER TILE
Hydronic slab heating is the cheapest and most common method of under floor heating. Premium hydronic pipes are laid in carefully pre-planned patterns to suit your home, and zoned accordingly. Compared to the more expensive in screed option, the one downside to slab heating is that the heat is diffused through the entire slab. This means that some of the heat travels down away from your home, and more energy is required to warm your flooring to the desired temperature.
IN SCREED HEATING
In screed heating is a different method of slab heating. It is installed after half of the slab has been laid, and includes a layer of insulation between the bottom of the slab and the hydronic heating pipes. This method provides less heat loss to the slab compared to traditional slab heating, and is more efficient to run. However, in screed heating is more expensive to install than traditional slab heating.
Minitec is another alternative to hydronic screed heating for the space conscious. It can be laid over new slab or existing flooring, and is covered with a thin screed. The Minitec system uses unique 9.9 x 1.1mm piping and increases the floor height of only 15mm.
Heat diffusion plates are laid between floor joists, and provide a great option for underfloor heating when slabs are not an option. Hydronic heat plates can also be used to provide underfloor heating for two storey homes.
Hydronic pipes are laid in grooves built into the heat plates, and the plates are laid over the floor joists. Heat radiates from the hydronic pipes and is diffused via the heat plates to provide even heat distribution.
ELECTRIC UNDER TILE
If a hydronic system is not suitable for your home but you are still looking for the luxury of a warm floor, then electric under tile heating might be for you. This is also a great option for renovations as only the floor surface needs to be replaced to facilitate installation. The electric heating element is placed directly over the subfloor and your tiles are simply laid over the top.
Under tile heating is best suited for small areas such as bathrooms and ensuites.
reasons to choose
underfloor hydronic heating for new or existing homes in richmond
The decision to install hydronic heating is best made in the planning stages for a new building, as this will give you the freedom to choose the heating placement that best suits your needs. For the comfort of in slab or in screed heating talk to the Arctic Melbourne team today. You can even ask us about the benefits of heating plates for multi storey hydronic heating. Richmond locals can either call us or visit our South Melbourne showroom for in person advice.