"Radiators are great. Once the system is set up, it runs itself."
Wanaka location, 353 sq/m floor size, 2 occupants
We also did the plumbing and drainage for this home, completing our total package service.
> 24kw Gas Boiler
> Radiators x 7
> Heatmiser Neostat Thermostats x 1
> 300L Electric Hot Water Cylinder with Thermostat
> Wood Fire
> Trench Heaters
The gas boiler heats water for the radiators and domestic hot water supply. The gas boiler will comes on when the radiators or hot water cylinder call for heat, according to the thermostat settings.
The radiators are controlled principally by the programmable Neostat Thermostat which is located in the hallway. When the air temperature drops below the set temperature on the thermostat, the radiators will come on. The set temperature can be adjusted as required. The temperature of the individual radiators is controlled by the TRV (thermostatic radiator valve) located on each radiator.
The hot water cylinder is for domestic hot water, controlled by a cylinder thermostat which is left on permanently. The gas boiler generates hot water as determined by the cylinder thermostat.
Gas costs are approximately $200-$300 per month during winter, $100-$200 during summer for both central heating and domestic hot water. The radiators are set to come on in the early mornings and evenings.
> Technician maintenance - all central heating systems should be serviced annually to maintain efficiency. An average gas boiler service costs $250 + GST.
> Client maintenance - the pressure in the system needs to be kept topped up for the system to operate. Occasionally, this may drop and need to be topped up. This is a 10 minute task and we provide our clients with an manual specific to their system with instructions on how to do this.
A WORD FROM THE CLIENT...
"Radiators are great. Once set up, the system runs itself. We wouldn't install trench heaters again, radiators are fine on their own."
Download information sheet on the Vaillant Gas Boiler.
Download brochure on Heatmiser Neostat range or visit website: https://www.heatmiser.com/en/neo-smart-thermostat/