Are there electric boilers for hydronic heating?
A Hydronic Heat Pump is the electrical equivalent of a boiler. Hydronic boilers are typically powered by natural gas while heat pumps are powered by electricity.
What size boiler should be used for my system?
To design your heating solution, we at Nissl Eichert first determine your overall heating requirements. This mathematical formula is called a “heat load calculation”. This calculation is then used to determine the size of your system and the required Kilowatt output to efficiently heat your property. The calculation takes everything into account everything from floor space, construction materials, insulation, heights of ceilings to the dimensions of every window. Once we have the heat load calculated for your home, we can then design the system to ensure the perfect heating fit for your requirements.
How long does a hydronic boiler last?
At Nissl Eichert we have changed our brand loyalty over the years to what we consider is the best value for money in the Australian market. As this technology changes and evolves we are always keeping our ears to the ground for the latest developments in efficiency and technological advancements. We would always recommend using any equipment until it is too expensive to repair or is made redundant due to advances in technology. With both those conditions in mind we would expect these boilers to last between 10 & 15 years. In that time the advancement of greener technologies will have changed what we have to offer you in the future.
Can the Hydronic boiler do my hot water as well?
Yes, however the hot water production is very limited (22.5ltr per minute) in hydronic boilers. So in a nut shell the hydronic combination boilers only produce enough hot water for one outlet at a time. That’s not ideal if you have more than two residents or more than one bathroom. Also, if you ever have any mechanical problems with the boiler, you can lose your heating and hot water simultaneously which can be problematic. We would always recommend a separate and independent hot water service. It is an option to install a combination boiler if the property is small and space for appliances is extremely limited.
Does my hydronic boiler need servicing?
Yes. Like any gas appliance Hydronic heating boilers should be serviced. To ensure peak operating efficiency we would recommend an annual general service to ensure that the whole system is working at the most efficient level. Proactive maintenance tends to avoid any major problems before they happen and keeps running costs to a minimum.
Can I have different zones to run at different times and temperatures?
Yes, you can. Different zones can be installed at the time of installation, and these can be controlled at different times and at different temperatures.
How much does it cost to run hydronic heating?
That can’t easily be determined as it will depend on the price you are paying for your gas, the amount of time you have your heating on for each day, the temperature you are running your system at, the insulation levels of your house and what the outside temperature is doing.
How do I control my hydronic heating system?
The thermostat controller is located in a central location of the building (not too close to windows or radiator panels) so it reads the overall temperature of the house. Thermostats can be programmed to activate the heating at set times of the day. This can be multiple times of the day at different temperatures. Different for weekdays and weekends, individual days or if the house temperature drops to below a set point. You can also override the programmed times and turn the system on and off manually.
Where can I locate the boiler?
The boiler is normally wall hung outside the building. They need gas, water, and power to be able to operate. We recommend that they are easily accessible in case of repairs or maintenance. We try to avoid having them elevated where you need a ladder to access them or putting them on roofs.
Can my hydronic heating boiler be inside?
Yes! They need gas, water and power to be able to operate. However, if they are installed inside the building, they also require fluing of the exhaust emissions to the outside of the building. This adds to the cost and limits the potential locations we can install the boiler unit.