- 1 Features and Benefits of Radiant Ceiling Heating
- 2 Why Radiant Ceiling Heating so Effective and Energy Efficient
- 3 Testimonials
- 4 FAQ
- 4.1 What makes Ceiling Heating a Superior Heating System and why do Architects recommend it?
- 4.2 How can I save money by using Thermostats and what type should I choose?
- 4.3 Why is Radiant Ceiling Heating such a Healthy form of heating?
- 4.4 Where are the Heating Elements Manufactured?
- 4.5 What Warranties are provided?
- 4.6 What do the Ceiling Elements consist of?
- 4.7 Why are the Ceiling Heating Elements so Safe?
- 4.8 What areas are suitable to heat?
- 4.9 How are the Heating Elements Installed?
- 4.10 What Information do you provide for the Site Electrician?
Features and Benefits of Radiant Ceiling Heating
- Luxurious, reliable, healthy heating that you can feel but not see or touch
- Extremely effective, economical heating system being comfortable in every corner of the room
- Premium heating elements made in France with a 10 year warranty
- Silent, safe and space saving
- No draughts, hot or cold spots or dry stuffy room air
- Virtually maintenance free, as there are no moving parts to wear out
- Convenient fully programmable, energy efficient thermostatic control
- Affordable installation and once in a lifetime investment
Why Radiant Ceiling Heating so Effective and Energy Efficient
- Radiant heat works by heating objects in a room which are often down low near us
- These objects store the heat and in turn heat the air using the same principles as the sun
- As they become hotter than the surrounding air radiant heat loss from our bodies is prevented
- Because of the even heat distribution and no circulating air to create drafts you will be comfortable at thermostat settings of around 220 C
- To achieve similar comfort using other heating systems such as air conditioning the thermostat would need to be 3-4 0C higher, this leads to energy saving of at least 18-24%
- The most energy efficient way to heat your home is on room by room basis which you are able to do with floor heating
- 100% efficient as all the energy used is converted to heating
- No energy is wasted or chance of breakdown by heat by fans, ducting and moving parts
- Absence of air movement helps maintain body temperature
- Ceiling heating consists of thermostatically controlled, low wattage heating elements which are installed on top of the ceiling, under the insulation
- Thermostatic cycling and zoning achieve high levels of temperature control and reduce electricity costs by up save up to 50%
- The elements gently heat the plasterboard which in turn heats all the surfaces in a room, which radiate heat to gently and uniformly raise the temperature and warm the room evenly right down to the floor
- Your ceiling literally becomes the heating system
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I cannot understand why more people are not aware of ceiling heating as it is fantastic. I am certainly spreading the word after having it installed by Low Energy Living 6 months ago. I have it programmed to come on half an hour before I get up in the mornings and it silently heats my home so when I get up I feel warm and cosy. I don’t need it on for long as it takes a while to cool down again. In the afternoons it comes on before I return from work so I walk into a welcoming, beautifully heated home.
Mark and Stephanie
I am an asthma sufferer and wanted to find a healthier alternative to air conditioning which was tending to trigger my asthma because of the particles it was circulating in the air. I did some research and read about ceiling heating and found Tim and Gill from Low Energy Living. Tim explained everything so well and answered all my questions and Gill was always also so helpful also. The install went really smoothly and I am thrilled to say that there has been a marked improvement in my asthma and saving money on my power bills now that I am no longer using my expensive air conditioner. Thanks for everything I now propose to install your whole house fan and some of your polyester insulation.
Hi Tim and Gill
I was a little unsure about going ahead with ceiling heating as I had never heard of it before, but after my meeting with Tim who recommended it for our home I decided to go ahead. It has proved to have been one of the best products I have had installed during our renovation!! The rooms where it is installed heat up perfectly and there are no cold spots. Having the fully programmed thermostats makes life so easy and my power bills are very manageable. I would highly recommend this from of heating to anyone.
I just wanted to say thank you for all your knowledgeable and practical advice on energy efficient forms of heating and cooling. The ceiling heating that you installed in my boys rooms is working so well they seem happier about getting up in the mornings and don’t even mind going to their rooms to do their homework after school now that their rooms are warm and cosy. I now intend getting a whole house cooling fan installed so I have a complete alternative to the expensive air conditioning which we were previously using.
Hi Gill and Tim
I just wanted to write a quick note to say how thrilled we are with our ceiling heating. It produces such an even, cosy heat. I don’t have to remember to switch it on and off as it is programmed to come on each morning and afternoon. Tim, you explained everything so well and your team at Low Energy Living was great. The installers were neat and tidy and took pride in their work. We have also installed radiant floor heating and panel heating in other areas of our house and all your radiant heating options work.
What makes Ceiling Heating a Superior Heating System and why do Architects recommend it?
- Ceiling heating creates an extremely comfortable, even warmth in your home throughout winter at a lesser cost than many other forms of heating due to its quick response time and therefore reduced energy requirements
- Architects often specify ceiling heating because being completely invisible this form of heating does not interfere with the beauty of a well-designed home and with the increasing need to down size living areas can be fully utilised
- You may position furniture anywhere in the room as the warmth is uniform throughout
How can I save money by using Thermostats and what type should I choose?
- Accurate temperature levels are achieved using one of our premium quality Honeywell thermostats
- Fully programmable or manually controlled
- Each “zone” has its own thermostat and just “set and forget”
- Heating is only on when it is required and you won’t forget to switch it off
- Automatically switches on to heat the room then cycles on and off to the required temperature
- Programmed to turns off until the next heating period to reduce electricity usage and save money
- Can also be connected to the C Bus or some other form of smart wiring
Why is Radiant Ceiling Heating such a Healthy form of heating?
- Does not create air movement, therefore dust and airborne particles are not distributed
- Recommended by the Asthma Foundation as significant benefits for asthma and allergy sufferers
- Warmer walls and ceilings prevent condensation and mould build up in areas such as bathrooms and laundries
- There is no dryness or stuffiness and less cleaning as hot air is not being pushed around
- Recommended by the Asthma Foundation
- Extremely safe around the young and elderly as no trailing wires, flames, fumes or smoke and no hot surfaces to touch or objects to fall against
Where are the Heating Elements Manufactured?
The element raw material is manufactured in France and is imported in rolls which are terminated in Australia to suit local conditions and wherever possible Australian made products are used.
What Warranties are provided?
Full 10 year warranty offered on our top quality floor and ceiling heating elements and 2 years warranty on our Honeywell Thermostats
What do the Ceiling Elements consist of?
The ceiling heating elements we use were originally developed in conjunction with the Study Group for Norwegian Industry and the Central Institute for Industrial Research.
The element is a very thin, flat and flexible consisting of a metal foil which is cut in a way that creates a continuous meander pattern of current carrying strips.
Why are the Ceiling Heating Elements so Safe?
- The metal strips are insulated and protected by water tight and mechanically strong plastic sheets on both sides
- The current carrying resistance material has a low melting point and a relatively small temperature coefficient so that the difference in load at different temperatures is very small
- The insulating material of the heating element is non-hygroscopic and thermally stable within the temperature limits it normally operates
- The outer film will not melt even at the melting temperature of the metal foil
- The maximum power of the heating element is 165W/m²
- There are no trailing wires or hot surfaces
- Warning labels and tape are placed in the man hole opening, the roof and on switchboards and sub-boards
- The elements have been subjected to mechanical and electrical testing by the Australian Power Authority and carry a certificate of suitability Approval No. CS93124V
What areas are suitable to heat?
- Ceiling heating can be installed in any new building or an existing room with sufficient roof space above
- It is ideal for bedrooms and living areas which are only used at certain times of the day
- It is also suitable for buildings such as schools, nursing homes and churches and also areas where high ceilings may otherwise be a problem to heat
How are the Heating Elements Installed?
- Installation is carried out by our fully trained and experienced installers
- It is important that the heating elements are installed according to the manufactures instructions
- The heating elements are installed on top of the plasterboard ceiling between the joists and covered with insulation
- There is a range of sizes so they can fit between the ceiling joists and obstacles and down lighting (if any)
- Roof fitting such as lights are easily avoided because not all of the ceiling needs to be covered
- The elements are connected through junction boxes back to the thermostat
- When switched on they gently warm the plasterboard ceiling to around 36ºC
- Warning labels and tape are placed in the man hole opening, the roof and on switchboards and sub-boards
What Information do you provide for the Site Electrician?
- Our quotation includes detailed information on the wattage required so that the site electrician can provide a power feed from the switchboard to the thermostat positions and provide contactors if required
- We liaise closely with your electrician to ensure that the installation proceeds smoothly giving technical advice as necessary
- The best option is for your site electrician to connect up the electrics required for the heating and install the thermostats that we will supply as he is fully aware of the electrical plan
- If you prefer we can arrange for our own electrician to install them at a competitive hourly rate.