HydroHeat is still open for business in compliance with the latest Victorian COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions which come into effect Wednesday the 5th of August at 11.59pm.
With the below operational changes in place we are still processing and shipping orders, and despite some freight delays we are still receiving shipments from overseas. Our office and warehouse remains open in a limited capacity, with staff working remotely where possible. Our priority is the health and safety of our team members and our customers. We’re doing all we can to ensure this so please bear with us, as they say we’ll get through this together.(more…)
A home heating system should be clean, safe and free form airborne dust, allergen and germ particles. Hydronic heating is free from airborne particles as it is a sealed, radiant heat system.
It’s more important now than ever for home heating to be safe, however the truth is many home heating systems aren’t. One of the most common forms of home heating is ducted fan forced systems. These are popular as they can offer rapid heat distribution. They typically consist of fans used to distribute heated air which is created via a seperate heat source. The problem is they depend on air circulation to heat and forced air circulation means that whatever air is inside the home can be picked up and moved. This can accelerate the circulation of germ, allergen or dust particles, which can cause infection or respiratory illness.
HydroHeat Pty Ltd has been providing excellence in hydronic heating for over 30 years. Commencing in 1990 in a small Melbourne warehouse Hydroheat Pty Ltd has grown from humble beginnings to become Australia’s premier dedicated provider of Hydronic Heating Equipment and Supplies.
The Rialto Wi-Fi thermostat and accessory range is elegantly designed and manufactured by Rialto in Italy, part of the Astrel Group who are one of the few Italian manufacturers of smart home products with their own in-house R&D facility and production engineering capability. HydroHeat are the exclusive distributors of Rialto products in Australia.
As the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, HydroHeat is here to support you.
As of Tuesday 31st March HydroHeat’s office and warehouse remains open and we are still filling orders and supplying services, other than our monthly training. In the event of further Government lockdowns and restrictions HydroHeat will act accordingly.
The VDI wall brackets shipped with Henrad radiators are developed exclusively by Henrad and have been awarded Class 3 VDI 6036 certification. The German VDI standard 6036 Class 3 rating means that the wall brackets effectively can be used to ensure safety in public spaces where the risk of abuse or improper use of the radiator is higher than in private or residential installations (Class 1 & 2). This makes the VDI brackets perfect for radiator installations such as aged care, hospitals and schools where public liability is a concern.(more…)
HydroHeat CEO Christina Lund was recently presented with the BAXI Global Award for Best Commercial Boilers Development at the ISH Expo in Frankfurt. The award recognises HydroHeat’s work in commercial boiler projects for the BAXI Power HT and the BAXI Duo-Tec MP ranges.
HydroHeat competed against more than 30 countries around the globe and we are immensely proud to receive recognition for what we have achieved in the relatively small global market of Australia. It is a testament to the quality of BAXI’s commercial range that BAXI boilers are now widely recognised as the best commercial heating boilers available in Australia. This has helped BAXI achieve global market growth of over 300%.
BAXI Boilers represent one of the most efficient ways to heat a residential or commercial swimming pool. BAXI gas condensing boilers increase pool heating efficiency and offer an advantage over competitor heating boilers which can be expensive to maintain and consume large amounts of energy without returning cost savings.
BAXI boilers utilise a water to water heat exchanger which heats the pool water in a closed loop and separates the chemically treated pool water from direct contact with the Heat Exchanger. The water to water heat exchanger method is a more robust system as it eliminates corrosion of the heat exchanger by chemically treated pool water and provides greater longevity for the system.
The new AR / AVR Plus series of Expansion Tanks from AquaSystem are now available ex stock with a higher operating pressure and other premium features over the standard VR / VRV series.
The premium AR / AVR-PLUS Expansion Tanks are rated to 10 Bar and feature a replaceable membrane, making them ideally suited to commercial use and larger systems. The AR / AVR range also carry premium features such as a Stainless Steel Flange, stronger Butile Rubber Membranes, and an extended 5yr Warranty. They are available in sizes from 8 litres to 500 litres.
Hydroheat Supplies have also developed a fill kit for the AR / AVR range of tanks which incorporates an automatic fill valve isolating valve, pressure relief valve and automatic air vent, all pre-assembled on a brass air separator.
We recently celebrated 25 yrs of service and a 50th birthday 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 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 pallets 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 evening 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.