If you’re a bit addicted to home reno and makeover shows like I am, you’d have watched the stack of UK series’ they play on Foxtel. Grand Designs, Property Ladder, Double Your Home and Location, Location, Location (just to name a few, of course).
The one thing I notice the homes have in these shows time and time again is the wall-mounted heating systems in living areas and heated towel rails in bathrooms. And I always wondered why we didn’t have these in Australia. Turns out, thanks to Bosch, we do.
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It’s been a long time coming, actually, because Australia has been lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to hydronic heating systems. It’s the most popular form of heating worldwide, so it’s good to see we’re finally installing it in our homes Down Under.
I attended an event last week on hydronic heating and one of the things that impressed me most was how efficient and comfortable this system are. Because it uses water to radiate warmth, you don’t get giant bursts of heat in some pockets of your home and icy moments in other zones (like I currently experience with my split system air con). The Bosch system sits at a comfortable and consistent temperature all evening (or all day and night – no judgement!).
The biggest wow moment was discovering that you can use your smartphone to adjust the temperature of your Bosch system before you get home; so you can get your abode heated up before you walk in the door. You simply download an app to your phone and have it connected to your system and you’re good to go!
The video below will give you some more info on the Bosch CT100 controller.
There’s a lot of info about the hydronic heating systems on the Bosch website, but here’s a few other important features you need to know about:
- Hydronic heating is great for asthmatics and allergy suffers as the systems don’t pump dust or air particles about your home.
- You can have sleek radiator panels installed in the rooms of your home or have piping placed in the slab of your floor if you’re renovating or completing a new build.
- The radiators are warm but not hot – so if little hands touch them they won’t get burnt.
- Bosch partners with a network of reputable, local installers who can come to your home and assess your needs – telling you exactly how many wall-mounted panels you need (or go over how the under-floor heating will work for you).
As I said earlier, there’s a lot of info to digest here, but the Bosch hydronic heating system is second-to-none and a really good idea if you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one.
For more info on Hydronic heating, click here.
Images in this post come courtesy of Foster Hydronic Heating