The expert plumbers and gas fitters at Pipe Masters are highly experienced and have completed a wide range of heating installations in the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Manawatu. Our calculations will ensure that your heating bills are minimal and that your heating system is working at optimum efficiency.
Radiator systems use hot water, pumped through radiators to heat rooms. Radiator home heating is efficient, easy to retro-fit, and runs very quietly. However, these systems can only be used for heating, not cooling. The generated hot water is pumped through the piping and through the radiators to heat the spaces where they are placed. The system is calculated and sized to suit the dwelling through the Heat Retention Calculation carried out by our Heating Engineer. This ensures maximum efficiency from each radiator, with as low running costs as possible.
Underfloor Heating Services
These systems heat your home by using heated water that travels through pipes. These pipes can be installed in the floor of a building and will radiate heat into a space or cool it down. Hydronic in-floor heating should not be confused with the electrical in-floor heating that has a high cost to run. A hydronic system uses heated/cooled water, (not electricity), which travels around pipes that are embedded in the floor, walls, or ceiling of the dwelling. This heats the home in a gentle, ambient heat which is extremely comfortable and satisfying underfoot especially in bathrooms.
Air to Water Heat Pumps
Pipe Masters are specially trained in air to water heat pump heating technology and install more air to water heating systems in the Bay of Plenty than any other company. As such our experience in this area is unparalleled. Pipe Masters understand how to size and commission these complex systems as well as monitoring them remotely through internet service gateways that we install. We are also a proud service agent for Stiebel Eltron, one of the world-leading hydronic heat pump companies.
Gas boilers are a common heat source for heating systems and can be utilised with a hot water cylinder as a combi unit or stand alone, depending on the application. Pipe Masters has successfully completed many boiler installations and regularly service boilers from Vaillant, Baxi and Bosch.
Tips from the experts
What to consider when installing a radiator system?
When setting up a radiator system, it's essential to keep two factors in mind: space and immobility. Radiators take up physical space in a room and cannot be moved easily once installed. Thus, it's crucial to plan their placement carefully to avoid disrupting the room's functionality or aesthetics. Additionally, it's important to know that a radiator system is designed primarily for heating purposes and cannot be used for cooling. If you need both heating and cooling capabilities, you may need to explore other HVAC options or combine the radiator setup with a separate cooling system.
What to consider when installing an underfloor heating system?
When installing an underfloor heating system, it's essential to consider several factors. Firstly, the system can be combined with other heating setups in the building, offering versatility and efficiency in maintaining indoor temperature. Secondly, the type of flooring in the dwelling has a significant impact on the system's performance. This aspect is carefully analyzed during the Heat Retention Calculation to ensure optimal energy usage and effective heating. Lastly, by embedding the pipework in the floor, the underfloor heating system maximizes space utilization in the room, providing an efficient and unobtrusive heating solution.