Hydronic Heating

Hydronic Heating simply uses hot water to heat instead of conventional blown hot air; water being far more efficient method of carrying heat. Similar to the way the sun heats our planet, hydronic heating provides a more even, natural radiant heat throughout the house.
  • The Benefits
  • Hydronic vs Ducted
  • FAQ's

Some of the main benefits
of hydronic heating are:

Comfort
Underfloor heating provides you with the ultimate heating solution. Unlike forced air systems which simply warm and scorch air, underfloor heating uses radiant heat transfer to achieve a comfortable natural heat.


Health
Many Australians suffer from Asthma, hay fever and a variety of other associated allergies. Which is why underfloor heating is so good. Unlike ducted heating which spreads dust creating irritation and discomfort, you will ensure a safe and healthy environment for you and your family.


Design Freedom
With no radiator panels on the walls or ducts in the ceiling and floor, you have complete design freedom in the space you're creating.


Efficiency
Although initial purchase costs may be slightly higher, using energy efficient gas boilers gives you greater efficiency and return on cost through the life of the unit. Using a zoning system can greatly reduce your energy usage.


Hydronic vs Ducted

Because heat rises, underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. Traditional air heating methods rely on forcing warm air throughout the house resulting in an uneven distribution and heat retention. This is particularly challenging for dwellings with high ceilings.
Without a constant even spread of heat, rooms are left susceptible to draughts and cold spots. The underfloor system provides a constant natural even distribution of radiant heat, ensuring the ultimate comfort for your home.

Frequently asked questions

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Can Auspex Radiant underfloor heating be installed on sand?


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Is an Auspex Radiant underfloor heating system more efficient than ducted air?


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Do I need a qualification to install an Auspex Radiant underfloor heating system?


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Do I need to purchase any additional items outside of the kit to complete my installation?


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Do Auspex Radiant offer design and technical support?

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How long does it take to install an Auspex Radiant underfloor heating system?



Yes, installation of underfloor heating can be done in exactly the same way on the reinforcing mesh when building on sand. It is recommended for better efficiency of the system to use a layer of insulation between the sand and the slab.

Yes. Because it uses the entire slab as a heating surface, and creates the heat where it is needed - around the body and not the head - the system can be run at a lower temperature and requires less energy to run, saving up to 20% on gas bills.

Auspex Radiant provide all the training required to be able to install the underfloor heating system, and with completion of all the training modules you can receive a full certification as an Hydronic Heating underfloor heating installer.

The Smart Clip tool and supply line pipe (to connect the boiler to the manifold) are sold separately to allow for variability in your installation requirements. Everything else you need is included in the kit.

Yes, a full design service is available to provide a complete plan of piping runs, and specification for the system settings, and our Auspex team is available to provide further support on site.

As an approximate guide, it takes about a day for the initial install of a system in a standard home before the concrete pour, then about half a day for final commissioning of the system.