Are you about to embark on the construction of your dream home? If so, you’re probably looking into the different types of heating systems that are available to choose one that best meets the demands of your home and family. Although slab heating is still relatively new to the Australian market, it’s a fantastic choice for homes of all shapes and sizes for a number of reasons.
- Even Level of Warmth
These systems will provide your home with an even level of warmth from floor to ceiling, eliminating drafts and cold spots. Keep in mind that heat rises, so when it enters your home through the floor it gradually makes it’s way up to ceiling where it eventually cools; the heat is constantly being replaced so that every inch of the room feels the same temperature.
- Allergy Friendly
Ducted and central heating can provide breeding grounds for dust mites, allergens and bacteria that then circulate around the home. As radiates warmth up into the home rather than using forced air, allergens won’t be blown throughout the home. The end result is a more comfortable environment for asthma and allergy sufferers.
- Low Maintenance
These systems are also incredibly low maintenance for the entirety of their lifetimes. It is recommended that you have it professionally serviced every couple of years to keep it in excellent condition, but other than that there isn’t much else that needs to be done. You won’t have to worry about switching the heater on come winter and it not working.
- Energy Efficient
Did you know that this type of heating is both energy and cost efficient? This makes them an environmentally friendly choice, as well as very affordable to run. We use high efficiency boilers in all our systems to ensure that this is the case. It is estimated to be up to 35% more cost effective than running a ducted or central heating system.
- Ideal for High Ceilings
Many people who live in homes with high ceilings struggle to keep them warm, simply because the hot air constantly rises to the ceiling and leaves the bottom half of the room cold. As heat is evenly dispersed throughout the room, you’ll find that slab heating is able to keep the lower half of the room (the half you occupy) at a comfortable temperature.
- Split into Zones
It is possible to have multiple zones within your home, each controlled by its own thermostat, if you only want to heat the rooms that you’re currently using. You could have all the bedrooms in one zone and the living areas in another – there’s not much point heating the bedrooms during the day when everyone is in the lounge room.
As you can see, there are a number of reasons why slab heating could be the perfect choice for your home. Whether there are asthma sufferers in your family or your dream home has impossibly high ceilings, we are sure that you will benefit in a number of ways. And if your dream home has already been built, has other options that might suit your needs.