There’s a wee bit involved for getting underfloor heating, but we can show you some of the steps to get hot water heating installed in your Christchurch home.
Building or renovating? Think underfloor heating.
It’s a lot easier to do what needs to be done and install underfloor heating when there is only a concrete slab on an open section. But if you’re renovating and thinking about underfloor heating, it’s not too late.
You can see here that the Heat Pumps NOW team is working on a home renovation project, but installing underfloor heating is a much bigger job. First step is moving all of the furniture out of the house, and taking up the carpet and flooring to expose the concrete slab. It’s an involved process, and this family had to move out while all the renovation work was being done.
Marking out the heating zones
We like to use hot pink as it’s a bright colour that really stands out. Just look at the lovely designs!
Cutting the concrete slab
Cutting concrete for underfloor hot water heating can also be a messy job. Think about all of the dust running a big electric saw over concrete would create. In these photos, the floor looks muddy, because the concrete cutter is running water over the saw to help keep the dust down.
Getting ready to install your underfloor heating
The hot water heat pump creates hot water, and pumps it through the tubing cut into the concrete slab. As the tubing heats up, the heat radiates into the concrete. Because trenches have been cut into the concrete at even intervals, that heat is spread evenly throughout the floor and radiates up into your home.
Energy efficient underfloor heating
There’s a lot of planning in the beginning to map out where the tubing needs to go and where the trenches need to be cut to make sure the underfloor heat is spread evenly and there are no sudden hot or cold spots.
We’ll bring you more photos of this project in time, but now you have a great idea about what installing an underfloor hot water heat pump system looks like if you’re building or renovating in Christchurch. If you’re thinking about underfloor heating, contact the team at Heat Pumps NOW for a free, introductory consultation.