We recently celebrated both a 50th birthday and 25 yrs of service for two of HydroHeat’s key team members. Our Warehouse manager Ken Lund celebrated 25yrs of service and our Sales Manager & Technical Liaison Ivan Karula celebrated a 50th b’day. We congratulate both on their respective achievements and a huge thank you to both for all they have brought to HydroHeat over the years, we think Ivan had more hair and Ken and less grey when they started!
The warehouse is the engine room of the HydroHeat operation without which all things grind to a halt and it is maintained and kept on course under Ken’s helmsmanship. This is no small achievement given the hectic warehouse will often process pack and deliver many palettes of orders in a single day.
Our Technical Liaison and Sales Manager Ivan has helped out many a customer over the years with his unsurpassed technical knowledge and helpful advice which has made the difference on many an installation (Ivan has also been with HydroHeat for 23 years!) A great lunch was had by HydroHeat staff at Doyle’s in Mordialloc to celebrate and again we thank Ken and Ivan for the commitment, knowledge and passion they have brought to HydroHeat.
The Giacomini R146C Magnetic Dirt Separator is a cyclonic magnetic dirt separator used to isolate and eliminate impurities in Hydronic Systems.
The R146C features a special swivelling fitting, a patented 3 way system allowing adjustable installation to horizontal, vertical or angled pipes. The dirt separator mechanism is simple and effective with metallic debris attracted by the magnet whilst other impurities sink to the bottom of the body thanks to the cyclonic effect. The unit is only 14.1cm in height making it ideal for installation into tight spaces, and is easily cleaned in a few simple steps with only an Allen key required.
The R146C features solid brass construction and outlet fittings to ensure durability, and combined with the ease of fitting and excellent value makes it a logical choice. Now available ex stock contact HydroHeat to order. View the excellent demo video by Giacomini which shows how the R146C works and how the adjustable fitting system swivels…
The NeutraWater condensate filter is now available for residential boiler installations up to 35kW. Exclusive to HydroHeat, the filters are a cheap and effective way to treat boiler condensate and make boiler installations compliant with environmental regulations and guidelines.
They are an in-line filter which is easy to install and compatible with BAXI Duo-tec GA and BAXI Duo-tec MP (35kW only). Untreated boiler condensate is abrasive and potentially can cause damage and corrosion to pipes due to the acidic (pH4) level of the condensate. The NeutraWater filter neutralises the condensate and returns it to an alkaline level safe for disposal. Installation is quick and easy and the units are low cost making them a cheap and effective solution.
Neutralisation of condensate preserves the integrity of pipes and allows for environmentally safe disposal to stormwater drain. Comes with 3/4” hose fittings and mounting clamps. Condens-Stick replaceable cartridges are available to refill and come in 6 packs (simply slide out old and reinsert new). Speak to your HydroHeat sales rep for further information.
HydroHeat recently attended the ARBS 2018 Expo in Sydney. The ARBS (Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services) Expo is the biggest HVAC industry show in the Southern Hemisphere, and HydroHeat have been a part of it for over 15 years. This years Expo took place at Darling Harbour in the centre of Sydney’s entertainment district with over 350 exhibitors present.
Running from Tuesday 8th May to Thursday 10th May, the three days saw a huge amount of visitors and much interest at the HydroHeat stand, with Industry professionals attending from all over Australia. The HydroHeat ARBS stand featured an overview of our product ranges including BAXI boilers and we were busy fielding enquiries for the whole show. The exhibition focuses on the commercial sector and the efficiency of commercial building heating installations. With more technologies coming on line such as heat pumps, it was interesting to see that Hydronic heating still comes out on top as the most efficient form of heating.
The world reknown MCE Conference was recently held in Milan, Italy. The event focusses on heating, cooling and water based energy efficient systems. It is a unique marketplace and global event where companies in the HVAC-R and energy efficiency sectors gather and showcase the latest technologies, solutions and systems for buildings in commercial and residential sectors.
HydroHeat were on hand to keep abreast with the latest developments in hydronic heating and catch up with our partners including BAXI and Emmeti who were both present. It was a great opportunity to spend time with many of our partners and discuss the needs of the Australian market and compare to global trends in hydronic heating.
If you are a hydronic heating contractor and have a quality residential heating install you’d like to show off… then show us, and let your customers know who you are! Homeowners are constantly asking us for examples of HydroHeat products used in hydronic heating installs to inspire them and provide ideas for their own installations.
Showing the advantages of quality installs using skilled and trained contractors makes a difference in consumer choices. Whilst hydronic heating is beautiful in its simplicity, installations must be expertly carried out to ensure smooth operation and minimise ongoing maintenance requirements. A professional installation optimises energy efficiency and reduces fuel bills.
So, we’d like to feature quality Contractors doing HydroHeat system installs to show our end users what can be achieved. If you’ve installed a HydroHeat system featuring BAXI boilers, Henrad radiators and Emmeti & Giacomini components send us your photos and an outline of the project. Cool radiator installs, tidy boiler installs, or maybe a really nice floor heating system. Contractor installs featured and published on our website will be linked directly to your own business website and/or your own email contact.
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We value and support industry initiatives in the hydronic heating sector to both promote energy efficiency to the public and ensure consumer confidence that our products are fully tested and approved for use in the Australian market.
HydroHeat are committed to consumer safety and well being in providing the best possible heating products and systems. HydroHeat are also active members of peak industry bodies such as the EEC and PICAC. The Australian Gas Association (AGA) is the core Australian certification body governing all Australian gas appliances and all boilers for sale in Australia should comply with AGA certification.
All BAXI boilers sold by HydroHeat carry AGA Aust Standards certification and the relevant Watermark certification and we encourage any installer to check and ensure the products they purchase or install are covered by local regulatory requirements and mandatory certifications.
ISH Frankfurt is the world’s leading and biggest trade fair for the building and energy, plumbing and heating & cooling industries. The show covered more than 260,000 square meters, and was attended by over 200,000 visitors. Over 2,450 exhibitors from 61 countries were on show, including international market leaders.
HydroHeat Supplies were there to get a first hand look at everything on offer and to sample the showcase of innovation. We spent time meeting with some of our key suppliers in BAXI, Emmeti, Giacomini and IMAS, who were all present with displays showing off their latest and greatest products.
It was an exhausting couple of days with a lot to take in and see, but well worth the trip. We’ve come back with some great ideas, so keep an eye out for innovative new products and updates across the range…
The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC), is a state of the art, industry run training facility in Brunswick, Melbourne. PICAC provides a range of practical training to the industry in new and innovative areas such as Hydronic Heating, Chilled Beam & Ceiling Technology, Rainwater Harvesting & Water Treatment and Solar Systems, for both commercial and residential applications. Working installations are installed onsite of various systems to demonstrate and provide hands on training.
HydroHeat have provided a fully operational plumbed Hydronic Heating installation including boiler, piping, valves, manifolds and terminal products including towel warmers and panel radiators. This allows plumbers to dismantle and re assemble all components including the boiler helping them to become fully versed in the specifics of Hydronic Heating.
HydroHeat have had a strong partnership for years with PICAC and continue to support this industry initiative by helping to provide training to plumbers on how to install and maintain Hydronic Heating Systems. This in turn helps educate the public as to the best possible energy efficient heating solutions available and how they can minimise their impact on the environment.
This beautiful new home in Ballarat was recently featured on the Lifestyle channel. The resort style mansion is one of the best homes in Ballarat, located on the north side of picturesque Lake Wendouree. The lavish family resort is sprawled across 4,000 square metres and is a true fantasy pad. It includes 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a home cinema, wrap around decks for the ultimate in home entertaining, an al fresco kitchen, professional gym, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools and a tennis court.
Reknowned specialist heating contractors Angus Eeles were chosen to look after the heating requirements and when it came to the choice of heating system, hydronic underfloor heating was selected as the best method to combat Ballarat’s cold winters. A complete Emmeti floor heating system was specified and supplied by HydroHeat. In rural areas such as Ballarat winters are cold (often below freezing) so underfloor heating is the ideal choice for maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the entire building creating optimum comfort.
We receive many customer enquiries about WiFi thermostats. The new Rialto thermostat is WiFi capable and ideal for replacing existing thermostats or for use in new projects. It is now available in stock.
Just like a standard thermostat, the Rialto is hardwired to the boiler, however the WiFi capability enables the use of a smartphone app to remotely communicate with the thermostat. This means the homeowner can control temperature settings and on/off settings via a smartphone or tablet app.
The Rialto also has a proximity radius feature through the app that allows heating to switch on when the homeowner is within a pre-set distance from the thermostat. This type of functionality is perfect for applications such as holiday homes to enable activation of heating prior to arrival. Furthermore, it is capable of controlling up to 12 individual additional zoned thermostats, offering even further control of the home or work environment. The Rialto WiFi thermostat is simple to install and operate. Speak to your HydroHeat sales representative for further information.
The full range of Henrad panel rads and special order designer radiators are available to be custom colour powder coated to suit your customers requirements. Custom colour coating is ideally suited to high end residential and commercial installs.
Colour powder coated radiators add a distinct point of difference and stylish luxury to high end residential or architectural projects. Any colour from the Dulux colour selection of over 100 colours can be matched. Colours are referenced to the RAL colour matching system used in Europe to ensure conformity with colour selections and can be applied to any special order Designer Rad and any of our Henrad range. We can ship directly to your chosen Powder coater locally in Australia.
Ask your Hydro Heat sales contact for more info about custom colour powder coating and view project install case studies below.
The BAXI Duo-Tec MP+ is a state of the art gas condensing boiler which represents best in class quality and features. BAXI boilers have long been known as the best availabe on the Australian market and now the Duo-Tec MP+ range for light commerical use highlights a feature and specification set with advanced superiority over competitor products.
The BAXI Duo-Tec MP+ green credentials and efficiency are well known, however we’d like to draw your attention to three lesser known features…
HydroHeat offer high quality hydronic heating solutions with specific emphasis on the Aged Care, Education, Health and Community sectors. Our experience and understanding of these markets has resulted in the development of practical solutions specifically tailored to the needs of these clients. Of particular note is our development of ‘cool touch’ low surface temperature radiators suited to health and aged care facilities.
The Henrad LST Compact’s come in single panel tpe 11, double panel type 21 & 22 or triple panel type 33 configurations. A wide rnage of sizes and specifications allows selection to suit any space. The new LST Rads are compliant with AUS ISO 9002 and in accordance with EN442-Cover. Download tech spec sheet and further info from our cusmter Trade Portal or contact us directly for more info and installation advice.
New Henrad wall panel radiator mounting brackets have been updated to be compliant with EURO regs. The new type VDI 6036 brackets are a strong, simple design and are easy to install. For the time being Panel Radiator orders will pack with the new brackets in addition to the original brackets included as well. The new VDI 6036 brackets comply with all AUS regulations.
The VDI 6036 brackets suit all Rads Type 11, Type 21, 22 and 23. Note all rad orders will ship with both types of brackets for ease of mind, and either type can still be used when installing. If you’re unsure about the use or installation of the new brackets please contact us for details. In addition you can download specific installation instructions, advice and drilling dimension diagrams from our customer Trade Portal.
When pricing your customer project quotes and placing your HydroHeat order check first to ensure you are using the most up to date Grundfos pump prices. Grundfos made price changes across the range in early 2016, and these remain current as at Dec 2016. We are not anticipating any further price changes in the near future however please check with us first before you place your order.
If you’re unsure in any way please give your HydroHeat sales contact a buzz and we will confirm details for you and also can assist in specification selection.
Based on heating a house for an average of five months a year at 6 hours per day, the data suggests that heating a house of up to about 170m2 via gas-fired hydronic radiators is the cheapest, most efficient form of home heating. Gas fired hydronics was shown to cost around $915 per year, with the next best method being gas fired – ducted heating at $970.
The Sustainability Victoria report data compares the most common forms of gas and electric home heating and itemises the annual costs for each. It also enables comparison between heating a whole house or just one room. The Sustainability Victoria site contains a wealth of other information resources for home heating efficiency.
HydroHeat are genuine and passionate about supporting trade and industry professionals. Our Trade / Specifiers provides online access to download a variety of resources for Installers and Contractors. We have recently upgraded and streamlined the Portal interface and it’s contents to make it even easier to access and download documents.
So save time and download whatever you need, when you need it. From tech data sheets, specification and installation instructions, customer warranties, reseller marketing material, radiator calculation tools and more, you’ll find it all in our Trade Portal available for download.
Full Trade / Specifiers access is available to all HydroHeat customers. Apply for access now.
We are proud to release our latest product brochures for both our Residential Boilers, and our Residential Radiators, Towel Warmers and Trench Heating.
The Residential Boiler brochure has been updated with expanded boiler specification and information, as well as upgraded BAXI Duo-Tec+ spec for the range of condensing boilers.
The Radiator, Towel Warmers and Trench Heating brochure has important updates to radiator outputs and specification, in addition to expanded range specification and information for our Trench Convector heaters.
The brochures are great tools and provide key information to enable consumers to make the right decisions when it comes to Hydronic Heating Boiler and Radiator selection. Click here to download the brochures. In addition you can access technical information and installation sheets for each product via our Trade Portal. Call our office if you would like to have copies sent out to you.
BAXI have released an upgraded range of Partage Controllers. The Rilancio+ and MS Universale+ controllers feature high flow modulating pumps and S/Steel hydraulic separators as well as all copper / brass components. In addition lower power inputs dramatically improve energy consumption.
The Rilancio+ range comes in two models for equal temperature zones (2 and 3 circuit), whilst the MS Universale+ comes in two models for split temperature zones (both 2 and 3 circuit). The unit’s compact size (only 210 mm deep) facilitates flush fitting in a recess as well as normal wall hanging. The controllers feature all copper and brass components, S/Steel hydraulic separator, and incorporate new hi-flow modulating pumps controlled by a thermostat in the heated area. In addition the modulating pump has a built in air-elimination function. The controllers can be used in conjunction with all Baxi Boiler models. In stock and now shipping, call to order, click here to view product details.