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How to choose your wood heater.

How to choose your wood heater.

How to choose your unit? What heaters in Australia provide a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to heat your home? Taking the time to understand how a wood heater works and assessing your heating requirements will ensure you have the right amount of heat and a correctly operating unit.


There are two basic types of wood heaters in Australia, radiant and convection heaters. Radiant heaters heat like the sun, they radiate heat in all directions and are excellent for large open areas. A convection heater heats up the air in and around the unit and circulates it around the house by fan force convected airflow. Convection heaters are best for moving warm air up hallways and into other rooms.


The First step is to work out the space you require to heat, measuring the area will give a starting point for your requirements, but it’s not the only factor to keep in mind. Make sure you know the size of the room or all the rooms you want to heat, as well as the ceiling heights. The level of insulation within your house will greatly affect heating requirements. Most modern houses have the wall and roof insulation making them a lot more efficient, however, older style houses can be less insulated causing heat to leak from the house.  Widow glazing and furnishings are also important to calculate the amount of heat loss from the dwelling, double glazing and heavy window furnishings will greatly increase the house’s efficiency to contain heat. Windows without curtains and blinds will leak warmth via heat transfer through the glass.


The style and layout of your house will also affect the unit’s ability to distribute heat.  Factors to consider include split level and double story houses and where you locate your fire in the house for better heat distribution, the more central the location of your fire the better. The geographic location of your house is also important colder climate areas to the South of Australia will have a greater demand than warmer northern climates. Placing greater demand on your unit.


Having the correct size unit in your house will ensure the unit can operate correctly. An under-capacity unit means you’ll run the risk of having to over fuel the heater to have enough heat. Oversizing can lead to the unit needing to be closed down all the time creating inefficient burns, dangerous creosote build-up in the flue and excess smoke.


Find the Australian Home Heating Association video here.

Bosch Cash back offer

The Bosch Cash Back Offer is Here Again

The Bosch cash back offer is here again. When you purchase a Bosch Highflow 17e, 21e, Bosch Professional 17L and 21L you can receive $50 cash back.

Simply purchase any one of the four Bosch Hot Water units from us between 19 September 2016 – 16 December 2016 and register your claim before the 31 December 2016 to be eligible for the Bosch Cash Bonus! *Cash Bonus is presented in the form of a VISA cash card. Claim form and terms and conditions are available at www.bosch-climate.com.au/news-and-promotions/promotions/highflowcashback

Bosch’s world-leading gas water heaters represent 127 years of technological endeavour. And in that time, they have made a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Bosch offers generous voluntary warranties on their domestic hot water heater range. You’ll be covered for parts and labour (refer to specific warranty information) and can enjoy a comprehensive heat exchanger voluntary warranty. So choosing Bosch will keep your water hot and your stress levels cool.

Bosch offers a large range of instantaneous gas hot water systems. So, whether you’re renovating, building a new home or replacing your existing hot water system, Bosch has a hot water heater to suit your individual needs.

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Free Natural Gas Connections


Free natural gas connections available. If you have thought about connecting to natural gas this is the perfect time

– Australian Gas Networks is offering eligible households free connection!*

If you connect your home to natural gas now, you can get

• Pipework to the meter for free
• Started on your kitchen renovation
• Unlimited hot water
• More economical heating
• A comfortable outdoor heated area
• An efficient and reliable form of energy for your home

Natural gas is coming to McLaren Vale

Connecting to natural gas is easy, and with special rebates on offer to McLaren Vale residents, it’s now even easier to make the connection.

Make your home a natural gas home:

• Enjoy the reliability and efficiency of natural gas
• Never run out of hot water again
• Cook to the perfect temperature
• Entertain outdoors all year round
• Say no to rising electricity prices
• Be the envy of your neighbours with stylish natural gas appliances

For a limited time, existing homes in McLaren Vale can claim rebates for the installation of new natural gas appliances and/or for the conversion of existing appliances (e.g. LPG appliances) to natural gas.

Eligible homes can take advantage of the following great offers:

• Free connection.
• $750 off for natural gas ducted central heater or hydronic heating system installations.
• $500 off for natural gas hot water system installations.
• $250 off for natural gas flued space heater installations.
• $100 off for additional natural gas appliance installations (e.g. cooktops, bbqs, outdoor heating).