One week before Christmas 2015, a freak tornado with winds reaching 213km/h caused major damage to homes and infrastructure at Kurnell NSW, birthplace of the nation. One of the worst hit industrial buildings housed Radiant Heating and Cooling Solution’s office and showroom at 18 Sir Joseph Banks Drive.
Hydronic underfloor heating uses warm water to efficiently and effectively create an optimal environment. A system of copper or plastic pipes is interwoven beneath the floor, within the walls or above the roof surface. The pipes are arranged to provide an even and economically achieved temperature distribution. It feels like magic, but it isn’t. It isn’t even difficult to understand.
The system of under floor heating was invented by the Romans more than 1,600 years ago. The technology that makes it ultra-effective and efficient has been a little more recent. Currently it is estimated that 60 per cent of all German houses use this floor technologies, so unlike most of the western world that is somewhat electricity obsessed, they enjoy comfort, savings and the added benefits of increased resale values.