How to avoid the 5 common mistakes that will make your floor heating system useless and impossible to repair

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Hydronic floor heating systems are all the rage… and rightly so: The hydronic system lowers energy costs. It’s fully automated. And it gives your home a feeling of comfort, no matter what the temperature is outside.

However, all this happens only if it is designed and installed properly. Getting the hydronic heating system right the first time is therefore essential… and that´s why I have written this guide for you. In the pages ahead, you’ll see the five most common mistakes made with hydronic floor heating systems and, most crucially, how to avoid them. Because once it´s installed, there is virtually no way to fix mistakes done at the beginning…

"Phil of Euroheat designed and installed hydronic heating into my home four winters ago. It is the best money I have ever spent!! My ‘house’ has become a ’home’ through winter with everyone happy, warm and easy to mobilise. I have never had any issues with the system. Phil worked hard, was great to have about my home through the installation process and was a phone call away to remind me how to turn things on again the following winter. Radiant heat is amazing. All visitors to my home comment on my home’s warmth through winter - I cannot recommend Phil and Euroheat highly enough." Emma Eggleston

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"Euroheat Australia installed the in-floor heating at our house in 2015. The heating system has been very effective, comfortable, economical and definitely well worth the cost. We had only one problem at the time of installation whereby a tradesman (not from Euroheat) had accidentally punctured one of the heating pipes. This allowed silt to enter the water heating system. Phil became aware of this immediately and rectified the problem quickly. However, what impressed us most, was that Phil returned to visit our house on several occasions on his own calling in the first year to insure the system was working efficiently and to our satisfaction. We recommend Phil at Euroheat and would have no hesitation in using his service again if the opportunity arises in the future." Ann and Luigi D’Orsogna

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At Euroheat Australia, we’ve been designing and installing these systems for houses and commercial buildings in Western Australia for over 30 years (since 1992).

As engineers specialised in sophisticated and cooling and heating systems, we don’t just calculate a building’s energy gains/losses.

We don’t just do ventilation. We don’t just do hydronic floor and wall systems. We don’t just do aircon. We don’t just open/close windows or blinds. Or just cool cellars. Or just heat pools.

Instead, we will help you optimise the building design to reduce the required energy in the first place.

We will then design every millimetre of the system, install it and continually monitor & optimise it. (The systems can completely integrate natural ventilation, floor heating/cooling, aircon heating/cooling, pool heating, cellar cooling, tap hot water.)

And we will make sure it all works together seamlessly, so that the occupants are comfortable all year round without having to do anything… and happy with the bills as well as the eco-footprint.

I would like to say that clients marvel about the natural and non-artificial feel of the climate in their houses, but they don’t:

They find the warm feeling in winter and cool in summer so natural (without rapid spikes of temperature or being blown hot/cold air at them from vents) that they don´t notice they have a system doing this at all

… and I suppose that is the ultimate compliment and sign of user happiness.

If you’d like to create a similar climate in your buildings, perhaps we should meet in your office, for a quick, 15 minute chat. Over your current projects. And over ideas on how to make them more energy efficient.

I promise no salesy pitching, just info on building physics, energy flows, thermal efficiency and how to use it all in seamlessly heating/cooling your buildings…

Phil Pacak

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"The ground source heating you installed in our home in the south west was different from the one you designed and installed in Fremantle but it has been a very efficient and effective system and once again you always responded to queries when we had them. It is always a pleasure when we have visitors in winter down south ( and as you know it can get pretty cold down where we are! ) to bring them into the house which has no visible signs of heating, no fires, slow combustion stoves etc, and explain how it is that they have walked into a house which is uniformly beautifully warm! And now, (third time) we have just finished building in White Gum Valley and once again we have hydronic heating in the slab thanks to you guys. Reasonable cost, no hassles and always available for consultation and queries. Phil we have had nothing but the fullest satisfaction all the way through the process - both the final product and your support throughout." Michael and Karen Keely

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"We recently had a central heating system installed by Euroheat on the recommendation of a friend who said it was the best thing that she had ever done, we can only agree with her. Dealing with Phil has been simple, straight-forward and professional from the outset, from the thorough initial assessment, to the smooth 3 day installation of high quality European radiators, setting up the thermostat and prompt response to any queries. We are delighted with our heating system, for the first time in Perth, we’ve had a warm house without needing to use heaters in every bedroom or reverse cycle air conditioning, on a cold day it’s great to wake up in a warm house. During the summer the system ticks over until you need it again in the autumn." Nuki Martin - Mosman Park