HVAC and New Construction, Home Additions and Multi-Family Dwellings

What Type of Heating System Will Be Suitable for Your New Home Build?

Australia is renowned for its tropical climate. Thus, individuals that have lived in the warmer parts of Aussie tend to assume that installing residential heating would be overkill since the temperatures tend to be high for most of the year. These people often think that investing a few space heaters will be sufficient for the autumn and winter months. But this is not entirely true.

If you are in the process of constructing a new home, you should invest in a heating system since the cold months have become increasingly chilly over the years. Moreover, it is cheaper to install your chosen heating system during the construction phase rather than after, as the HVAC contractors will have better access to the structure. So what option should you consider? Below are a few popular heating systems that you can consider for your new home build.

Gas heating

Undoubtedly, gas heating is one of the most commonly used heating options in Australia, and this can be credited to the fact that it has been around for decades on end. Gas is especially convenient for individuals who live close to a natural source of gas. In this scenario, the HVAC contractors will simply connect the heater to the gas supply.

Alternatively, if your new home build is not near a source of natural gas, you can opt for LPG delivery. LPG will cost you slightly more than natural gas will. Nonetheless, this option is still much more affordable than utilising electricity for your heating. Therefore, if you are keen on long-term energy savings, gas heating may prove to be an excellent choice for your residence.

Solar hydronic heating

Over the years, there has been an increased interest in solar hydronic heating across households in Australia and this is not without reason. When compared to other residential heating solutions, hydronic heating arguably provides the highest number of benefits. To begin with, you can opt for radiator panels to be installed in your walls or piping to be installed under the floor, depending on where you want the heat to emanate from. This makes it a versatile solution for your new home build.

Additionally, hydronic heating relies on the circulation of hot water, so it is inaudible when in operation, which is unlike most other heating systems. So if you value quiet in your home, this would be an excellent choice for your needs — not to mention the eco-friendly nature of this heating system, as it depends on solar energy and does not pollute the environment with emissions. The main drawback is its premium price tag, but you should know that the energy savings for your custom home build should counterbalance this expense.