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21st Century Home Heating Radiator Panels

Efficient, Luxurious, Simple:

Are you considering Hydronic Heating for your new home, renovation, extension or simply as your heating method in your existing home?.

standard radiatorChoosing Hydronic Heating for your existing home will be one of the best decisions you make.
Hydronic Heating is more energy efficient and cheaper to run than your standard ducted heating systems. No dust to blow around, No noise, and is perfect for allergy sufferers.
Hydronic Heating also gives you greater control over each room temperature so you no longer have a cold room vs over-heated room situation. Even with an existing home there are still many hydronic heating options available, so if you are interested in finding out more contact Skyline Energy..

Used in conjunction with our solar heat-pump water heaters, home heating with hydronic (water-filled) radiators provides luxurious efficient comfort.

During the design process, we will determine what size radiators fit best to provide the optimum distributed heat throughout the house. Typically, one or two radiators per room.

 

Each radiator can be turned down or off at the radiator, manually, or automatically using what are called thermostatic heads.


Panel Radiatorsstandard radiator

Panel radiators are designed and manufactured in Europe to meet the highest International standards. ISO 9002 accreditation assures you that the quality is always consistent and will give you many years of quality hydronic heating.

Radiators, once installed, become just as much a part of your home as do the other fixtures, complementing decoration schemes and furnishings, whilst providing the clean and healthy heating you require.

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Towel RailsTowel Rails

One of the most luxurious treats you can have with hydronic radiator heating, is to step out of the shower into a WARM dry towel.

We recommend towel rails not just for bathrooms, but also for laundrys where they can be used directly to dry clothes, either straight from the washing machine or from the clothesline if they are not completly dry. This can reduce the need for use of innefficient clothes dryers.

Although they cost a bit more than radiators, they are well worth the extra.

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Installation: manifold and flow/return piping

Flow and Return Pipes are installed under the floor, or up the walls and in the ceiling space to and from a set of central manifolds.
We use high quality insulated "Gerpex" pipe which is purpose made for hydronics use. It is a multi-layer pipe - plastic, aluminium, plastic and pre-insulated with plastic coated foam.

laid throughout the concrete slab in loops or 'coils', during construction. Each coil can be controlled independently to heat only the area(s) required. (Groups of coils can be managed as one 'Zone' and controlled typically by room thermostat)

Warm water is circulated through the system of pipe work, the floor is heated and radiates warmth throughout the house.

 

How much does it cost?

Skyline Energy generally supply hydronics components such as Cold Climate Air Sourced Heat Pumps to builders and trade contractors, however we can provide a full design and installation service. (depending on actual location)

Generally, the larger the project the lower the overall cost per square meter of heated house.

Radiators

  • Radiators typically cost about $1000 each, supplied & installed

Water Heaters

Evacuated Tube Solar Boosting

GAS Boiler

  • A natural gas boiler for up to 250sqm house is approx. $2500 plus delivery & installation

Geothermal Hydronic Heat Pump

A GEOTHERMAL heat-pump costs about the same as a Cold Climate Air Sourced heat-pump, but you have to add the substantial cost of groundworks . . . .

Instead, use a Cold Climate Air Sourced Hydronic Heat Pump and invest some of that money saved into Solar Electricty for a much higher return on your investment.

  • We don't recommend Geothermal systems for the Australian Environment

Cold Climate Air-Sourced Hydronic Heat Pump

Cold Climate Air-Sourced Hydronic Heat Pumps are specifically optimised for maximum heat output in cold Climates, whereas a typical swimming pool heat pump is designed to heat swimming pool water in the warmer months.

*SIZING IS FOR SQM OF FLOORSPACE, IN NEW 5-STAR HOMES, BELOW 500m ALTITUDE, AND WITH STD CEILING HEIGHT OF 2.4M
CALL FOR FURTHER SIZING INFORMATION

Average system pricing includes stainless steel buffertank, 1x primary circulation pump, 1x secondary (zone) pump, 1x expansion sub-system, and 1x wall thermostat, but does not include the radiators, piping, delivery or installation:

  • An SX-04 (1kW input) 240v, 100Lt buffertank, system for up to 35sqm floor space is about $6,400
  • An SX-06 (1.4kW input) 240v, 100Lt buffertank, system for up to 55sqm floor space is about $6,600
  • An SX-08 (1.4kW input) 240v, 100Lt buffertank, system for up to 65sqm floor space is about $6,900
  • An SX-13CC (2.6kW-3kW input) air-sourced heat-pump (240v) system for up to 95sqm floor space is about $9,100
  • An SX-13CCZA (2.6kW-3kW input) with super quiet, super efficient Ziehl-Abegg OWLET fans $10,000
  • An SX-17CC (3kW-4kW input) air-sourced heat-pump (240v only) systemfor about 130sqm floorspace is about $10,300
  • An SX-17CCZA with super quiet, super efficient Ziehl-Abegg OWLET fans $11,300
  • An SX-24ZA with super quiet, super efficient Ziehl-Abegg OWLET fans $14,300
  • A V25 (2x2.6kW-3kW) air-sourced heat-pump (1ph or 2ph) system for up to about 210sqm floorspace is about $15,000
  • A V25ZA with super quiet, super efficient Ziehl-Abegg OWLET fans $16,200
  • A V35 (2x3kW-4kW) air-sourced heat-pump (1ph or 2ph) system for about 300sqm floorspace is about $16,200
  • A V35ZA with super quiet, super efficient Ziehl-Abegg OWLET fans$17,300
  • A V42 (2x4kW-5kW) air-sourced heat-pump (1ph or 2ph) system for about 350sqm floorspace is about $19,200
  • A V42ZA with super quiet, super efficient Ziehl-Abegg OWLET fans$20,300

High capacity models

The following units are very powerful, however for domestic situations (houses over 280sqm heated floorspace) it may be more appropriate to use multiple smaller systems.

Average system pricing includes stainless steel buffertank, 1x primary circulation pump, 1x secondary (zone) pump, 1x expansion sub-system, and 1x wall thermostat, but does not include the radiators, piping, delivery or installation:

  • A V50-3 (2x4kW-6kW) air-sourced heat-pump (3ph only) system for about 400sqm floorspace is from about $16,700
  • A V50-3ZAwith super quiet, super efficient Ziehl-Abegg OWLET fanst $18,300
  • A V60-3 (2x5kW-7kW) air-sourced heat-pump (3ph only) system for about 480sqm floorspace is from about $18,800
  • A V60-3ZAwith super quiet, super efficient Ziehl-Abegg OWLET fans$20,700
  • We do NOT recommend using under-capacity Heat-Pumps boosted by GAS/LPG/electric elements, as these "HYBRID" systems may considerably reduce efficiency and increase running costs, instead use the correct sized heat-pump from our extensive range (up to 200kw output)
  • We do not recommend using multiple domestic-type storage tank heat-pumps for hydronics, as these work best with fairly static water - hydronics requires continuous water flow, better suited to co-axial heat exchangers which are more efficient
  • We DO recommend using Solar Electricty to offset heat-pump use!
  • Although an LPG boiler is about the same cost as a natural gas boiler - the LPG operating cost is too high - use CCASHHP system. (only use LPG if no mains electricity, but beware!

Finance for Hydronic Heating

If you have unused increased equity in your home, you may find that refinancing will offer you the opportunity of installing hydronic heating (and/or Solar Electricity) which increases the value of your home, without breaking your budget.

Why not have a chat with a finance expert at Next Generation Financial Planning an independent financial planning firm familiar with our products and services.

Next Gen may be able to provide much more than just access to finance for your purchase from us.

1300 921 327
Ask for Andrew Melling.

Finance Options

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Note: we welcome trade enquiries, so get your builder/hydronics contractor to quote using our systems!


Hydronic Radiator Water Heaters

Geothermal

You may hear a lot of good things about Geothermal Energy - don't confuse this with domestic geothermal hydronic heating systems - they are usually talking about specific commercial-scale projects accessing underground special hotspots, not your backyard!.

Generally, below ground, the temperature doesn't fluctuate as much as above ground. We can take advantage of that by burying pipes underground to extract heat. Generally, the deeper you go the ground gets warmer. The problem with Geothermal systems is that the significant cost of burying or drilling the pipes far outweighs the operating cost savings compared to an air-sourced heat-pump. (you will never save enough in lower operating costs, when compared to the installed cost of an air-sourced system) If you spent some of the Geothermal Groundworks dollars on Solar Electricity, you could have an air-sourced hydronic heating system 100% offset with solar electricity - with spare solar electricity to run your aircon/cooling system for free too!


why we don't use solar tubes why we don't use solar tubes

THEY DON'T WORK WELL ENOUGH IN WINTER!

 
Ask this question of your Solar Hydronics supplier:
Over the heating season, what percentage of the total energy will come from the Solar, and how much from the "back-up" heater ?

For most homes, solar is just not a cost-efficient option for hydronic heating, typically providing only about 20% of the energy required. (unless you have massive water storage - thousands of litres in insulated tanks, to collect and store lots of energy when it available, and deliver it over winter)
Note: The only other exception to this would be if the energy harnessed over summer could be fully utilised for a secondary purpose such as Pool heating. The additional cost of including a solar tube array system may then be justified.

In normal winter conditions, a Cold Climate Air Sourced Hydronics Heat-Pump will use less energy than the booster required in a solar-boosted GAS/LPG/Electric hydronics system. If you are in a natural gas area, you'll probably just use a straight gas boiler, if no gas use a correctly sized hydronic heat-pump.
(Natural GAS is NOT a renewable resource and still causes greenhouse gase emissions when burned, but at the moment it's very cheap. The electricity used by heat-pumps can be supplied by 100% clean renewable energy systems . . . . )

We recommend Air-Sourced heat-pumps over Geothermal heaters, WHY?
click here for a more detailed explanation.

If you don't have natural gas or adequate electricity power supply for the required heat-pump, only then would you choose an LPG boiler.

  • In summer, solar systems can provide 100% of the energy required for domestic potable hot water
  • In winter and in the colder climates solar systems will need to run their boosters to ensure a safe water temperature.
  • In the Southern States, home heating in winter requires far more energy than potable hot water.

In the Southern States where winter heating is a necessity, Solar systems (incl evacuated tubes) just do not provide enough energy when needed most, and for most home installations, can therefore at best only provide a token input.

  • If you are in a natural gas area, you'll probably just use a straight gas boiler, if no gas use a heat-pump.
  • In normal winter conditions, a heat-pump will use less power than the booster required in a solar or evacuated tube hydronics system.
  • If you don't have adequate power supply for the required heat-pump, only then would you choose an LPG boiler.

Natural GAS Boiler

domestic slab heater

Nothing to get excited about here, its just a GAS boiler!

  • Cheap to buy, cheap to run etc. etc.
  • Combo models available for domestic hot water AND hydronics in single unit
  • Available in various sizes to suit system demand
  • LPG models also available - but LPG is VERY expensive to run - recommend using air-sourced heat-pump if adequate electricity supply available


Cold Climate Air Sourced Heat-Pump Water Heaters:

Geothermal
Below ground, the temperature doesn't fluctuate as much as above ground. We can take advantage of that by burying pipes underground to extract heat. Generally, the deeper you go the ground gets warmer. The problem with Geothermal systems is that the cost of burying the pipes far outweighs the operating cost savings compared to an air-sourced heat-pump. (you will never save enough in lower operating costs, when compared to the installed cost of an air-sourced system)

Air-Sourced
HEATING THE NATURAL WAY: An air-sourced hydronic heat pump uniquely extracts solar heat energy found abundant in the in air and transfers it to water.  

Skyline Energy SX-17CC Hydrocarbon hydronic slab heatpump

The system is comprised of:

  • Radiators & Towel Rails installed throughout the house.
  • Parallel flow & return lines to/from rads to a manifold set
  • Flow & return lines to/from manifolds
  • Heat-pumps with co-axial heat exchanger
  • Buffer Tank & expansion sub-system
  • Recirculating pumps
  • Wall mounted thermostat (Zone control)

Skyline Energy V25ZA Hydrocarbon hydronic slab heatpump

Skyline Energy SX-13CCZA Hydrocarbon hydronic slab heatpumps

Our range of air-sourced HYDROCARBON hydronic heat-pumps

These "21st Century" Hydronic Slab Water Heaters are unlike any other, because:

  • Charged with Hydrocarbons not refrigerants, for highest efficiency and service life
  • Zeihl-Abegg "Owl" fans for highets efficiency and lowest sound level
  • They have sensationally low running costs
  • They can keep your home warm all winter regardless of weather
  • They are very durable and robust
  • Multiple units can heat any sized slab
  • We do not recommend under- capacity units boosted by GAS/LPG/electric elements
  • Almost as efficient as Geothermal heat-pumps, but much cheaper to install

An Ecological Solution:

The mysterious heat pump.
At first, our claims about this being a high efficiency solar system may seem outrageous, but really its quite simple - there is no magic, just science.

Our unique Cold Climate Air Sourced Hydrocarbon Charged Owl Fan Hydronic Heat Pump technology has a vast potential for harnessing renewable energy, reducing energy consumption and emissions. Our heat pump is able to extract heat from the air and concentrate it to provide hot water for heating homes and commercial buildings. The only energy required is that which is used to concentrate the thermal energy - so the system can provide a heat output up to four times larger than the energy input. Running costs are similar to Natural GAS Boilers, however in non-GAS areas it can potentially reduce heating costs by more than 75% compared to other fuels like LPG and straight electricity.

Because they don't rely on direct sunlight radiation, they can operate in all seasons of the year, under all conditions; shade, overcast, sun, rain, frost, even at night. Long after a conventional solar collector array would have given up and reverted to its booster, our heat pump is still absorbing vast amounts of solar energy.

Unlike much of Europe where hydronic heating has been used for decades, in most area's of Australia a Cold Climate Air Sourced heat pump, used in conjunction with Solar Electricity will way outperform a ground sourced heat pump, and generally at a much lower overall installation cost, and there is no need bury hundreds of metres of pipes in the paddock.

With zoning control and even remote activation by telephone if required, used in conjunction with good building practices such as good insulation, passive solar design, hydronic heating with our state of the art, correctly sized heat pumps can be an economical and ecological, wise investment for your home heating requirements.

During the life of this product, electricity will be generated more & more from renewable resources, making it the energy of choice: . . . .

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