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Floor Heating Systems Facts

 16 Facts about Floor Heating Systems Perth

1 Floor Heating Systems don’t have to be expensive – Having scale and sourced the best materials directly from manufacturers and suppliers means we are very competitive therefore it is affordable for most new homes. Making an investment in something that is going to bring you comfort and Joy more than  50% of your time is a worthwhile investment for your health and well-being.

Floor Heating Systems are Luxurious- Floor Heating is a luxurious way to live in your home. Homes with floor heating people live in superior comfort levels. This is achieved by a number of factors.

3 Floor Heating Systems save energy-  Depending on the heat sources used and the insulated properties of the home and building floor heating systems require less energy than conventional heating systems.

4 Floor Heating Systems are safer- Floor heating systems do not burn any gases or timber like wood fires or gas heaters. The risk of burns, inhalation of dust, chemicals and gasses and the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning which can lead to death.

5 Hydronic Floor Heating Systems use water in pipes or Electric Matting-  Traditionally in Europe and North America plumbers install underfloor heating systems because the pipes are filled with water and pipes,  pumps and controls are required. Plumbers are very familiar with these things and it makes for any easy job and installation when the installers know how to connect all the bits and pieces together and have the right tools and equipment.

6 Floor heating Systems can have a number of heat sources to heat the floors-  Floor heating systems can be heated with solar panel water systems as opposed to PV (photovoltaics) and evacuated tube solar, Gas boilers are a cheap option as they are cheap to buy and install.  Heat pumps are a great option especially where photovoltaic systems have been installed.  Heat pumps are like a reverse cycle air conditioning system that instead of heating air heat the water.  Geothermal or Geothermal Heat pump systems are the best way to heat floor heating systems and generally have the lowest running costs and can be 600%+ more efficient than a gas Boiler.  Deep Geothermal artesian bore water can be used to heat floors also. Perth Environmental Plumbing have completed both Geothermal heat pump and Deep hole geothermal. One of our projects was the St Hildas Ladies College Auditorium in Mosman Park. 

7 Floor Heating Systems can be done to almost any size from 1sqm to 100,000sqm-  Perth Environmental Plumbing have products to suit any heating requirements. We have systems for small areas from 1sqm to 12sqm using the SmartHeat electric Matting system. Sometimes it doesn’t warrant having the Hydronic pipe system for smaller areas. This is where we recommend an use the Matting systems.  For Larger systems we have the capacity and Products to complete Large areas in Commercial buildings, Cool rooms, Airports etc.

8 Floor Heating Systems don’t require high Temperatures to keep your home warm- Lower temperatures can mean lower running costs.  Perth Environmental Plumbing have control systems to alter the water temperatures required to heat the home to make it the most efficient systems available.

9 Floor Heating Systems are not difficult or complicated to install-  There is the perception that floor heating systems are complicated and hard to install and that this reflects in the price. This is not true.  When the installers are qualified, experienced, have the right tools and equipment and a good set of plans and Schematics to work to it makes for an easy installation.  It’s not exactly too easy that anyone can install.  However a tool handy person can do a lot of the ground work.  We even sell DIY kits and can provide advice on how to install.

10 Floor Heating Systems are a Radiant Heat- Radiant energy is not heat energy and it does not ‘travel slowly’ it travels at the ‘speed of light’. The energy is only converted to heat when it hits a solid object of a cooler temperature. Again, radiant floor heating operates in almost identical long wave infrared frequency as the human body meaning its not heat absorption but heat retention which provides the warmth perception.

11 Floor Heating Systems can heat a whole home- Floor heating systems can control the temperature of the whole home from one location. System can be built to control one room or a number of rooms at any one time.

12 Floor Heating Systems are Perfect for Perth and the southwest of Western Australia-  Perth’s Heating Period is longer than our cooling Period yet West Australians have a love affair with big air conditioners belting out cold air while we leave our doors and windows open. Older houses especially have limited insulation properties and are inefficient with retaining heat energy.

13 Well insulated homes are the best for Floor Heating Systems retaining heat-  Well insulated homes are excellent for floor heating systems.  We recommend insulation in the roof, ceilings, walls, under  slab, around the footings and good glazing, double or triple glazed windows.  Insulation acts as a barrier to the heat escaping the building so the better the insulation the better the efficiency of the floor heating system.

14 Floor heating Systems can be retrofitted to existing homes-  Floor heating or radiant radiator type systems can be retrofitted to existing building using electric matting,  Hydronic pipe systems,

radiators or other specialty products. Ask us How.

15 Hydronic Floor Heating Systems can be used with Heated Towel Rails and traditional Radiators-  Some homes where Floor heating cannot be installed for example a home that is being renovated  the extension has a new slab but the existing part of the home require Radiators. This can be done an special valves can be used to send higher temperature water to the radiators and lower temp water to the in-slab heating.

16 Floor Heating Systems are low maintenance- Floor Heating systems require minimal maintenance and the in floor pipework come with a 25 year warranty.

Hydronic floor heating pipework installed