Radiant heating is a style of heating that supplies heat directly to the floors, ceilings, and walls of a home. In New Zealand homes, floor heating (underfloor heating) is the most common type of radiant heating.
Radiant heating offers numerous benefits, including being more efficient than baseboard heaters, and not losing heat through ducts as can happen in forced-air systems. That’s why it is so often used as an alternative to a ducted heating system throughout the house. However, it can also push up power bills and energy use, especially over cold winters.
Fortunately, there is an option to power radiant heating systems without using excessive energy.
Installing a hot water heat pump to power radiant heating
Hot water heat pump systems can make a huge difference to power bills and energy use, and they are effective for far more than simply heating water. Radiant heating systems, as well as underfloor heating, spas, and pools, can all benefit from a hot water heat pump.
Lite Energy suggests installing the Mitsubishi Ecodan model, a hot water heat pump that can cut hot water heating and energy bills down by as much as 70%. This system uses an outdoor unit, a hot water cylinder, and an indoor controller to provide ample hot water and heating energy to the home, without the high power bills.
A payback on your investment with lower power bills in approximately 4 years
A more eco-friendly home
2kW of heat output, compared with 0.82kW of heat output from traditional systems
Smart energy control for efficient operation
A more valuable home
Let Lite Energy install a hot water heat pump system for your radiant heating
If you’d like a more efficient, lower cost way to heat your home and your water, the Mitsubishi Ecodan model can be the answer. Lite Energy recommends this system as a way to bring down electricity costs and to benefit the environment, and our skilled team can either install the entire system, or retrofit a Hydrobox hot water heat pump with your existing hot water cylinder.