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  #2387035 7-Jan-2020 20:47
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@Rmani: my friend reports:



We used flow plumbing, so did our neighbours, after getting about 8 other proposals.

https://flowplumbing.co.nz/

They were professional and .... Not pushy. Did the job well.


I'm unsure of the brand of the radiators and main unit they installed, but will post back once he lets me know.



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  #2387286 8-Jan-2020 11:40
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Thank @jonathan18, will check it out


 
 
 
 


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  #2387299 8-Jan-2020 12:14
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Oh, apparently the main unit they have is a Valliant Ecotec boiler; the radiators are a Turkish brand, but he reckons as they're low-tech devices there's not a need to buy those from a big brand name.

 

Personally, I can see the appeal of gas central heating; there's just less fuss than with a heat pump, the performance of which can be so dependent on the outside temperature. Ours produces relatively less heat at the external temp 'dead zone' range of around 0-3 (I think), and so it takes ages for the house to heat on days like that. (I get that this can be managed by selecting a model that deals well with this, ensuring it's appropriately sized, and the installation is well-designed and implemented, but those are lots of variables to go wrong...). I also don't particularly like the feel of air flow from heat pumps - it's less annoying from a ducted system (as it's a lot of small amounts, rather than the big rush from a wall unit), but it's nothing like the background heat of a radiator.


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