Korean houses are heated by an underfloor heating system. This kind of heating system is called ondol, <온돌>. For today’s news, let us show you how to use the Korean floor heating and hot water system.

Many visitors make the mistake of turning on the air-conditioner when they arrive at the house to warm up. But in Korea, generally, an air-conditioner is only used for cooling during the summer. Therefore, please don’t turn on the air-conditioner in the winter season.

When you stay in a Korean house, you will find a little controller(thermostat) on the wall. By turning it on, you could get hot water or floor heating(or both). The problem is there are dozens of temperature controller manufacturers in Korea, and with the controllers being written in Korean, it gets all the more confusing.

For today’s MAP NEWS we will help you control different types of thermostats and keep warm for Korean winter.

Rinnai Boiler (린나이 보일러) Type 1

  1. Power(전원): Turn On/Off (Reset)
  2. Display: Temperature
  3. Hot water(온수): Push the button to provide a large amount of hot water for bath and shower. Temperature changes from  Low(저), Mid(중),  High(고). Press once for Low, twice for Mid, and three times for High.
  4. Heating(난방): Heating temperature wheel. Turn the wheel left to go Low(저) and right to go High(고).
  5. Leave Function(외출): To make the heating system to a low temperature.
  6. Heating Off(꺼짐): To turn off the heating (usually in the summer we use this).
  7. Schedule(예약): Schedules the time to start and stop boiler.
  8. Room temperature-heating(실온) / Floor-heating(온돌): Choose which one you want to set.

Rinnai Boiler (린나이 보일러) Type 2

  1. Power(전원): Turn On/Off (Reset)
  2. LED Operation Indicator(운전): Turns on while the boiler is operating.
  3. Only Hot water(온수전용): Select to provide hot water only (no floor heating /used usually in the summer).
  4. Hot water & Floor Heating(난방온수): Select to provide both hot water and floor heating (in winter).
  5. Leave Function(외출): To make the heating system to a low temperature.
  6. Heating(난방수온도조절): Floor heating temperature wheel. Turn left for Low and right for High temperatures.
  7. Water temperature(온수온도조절): Low(저온) High(고온).

Rinnai Boiler (린나이 보일러) Type 3

  1. Hot water(온수): Select to provide hot water (in summer and winter).
  2. Water temperature(온수온도): Press the button once for Low, twice for Mid, three times for High.
  3. Floor Heating(난방): Floor heating operated (only in winter).
  4. Floor heating temperature(난방온도): Low(저온) High(고온).
  5. LED Operation Indicator(연소): The boiler burner is ON.
  6. Leave Function(외출): To make the heating system to a low temperature.
  7. Schedule(예약): Schedules the time to start and stop boiler.

Kiturami Boiler (귀뚜라미 보일러)

1. Display: Displays status such as Current Function(현재온도), Target Temperature(희망온도), Scheduled Start/Stop Time(예약), Burning(운전), and Season(계절).
2. Function: Sets Room(실내), Schedule(예약) and Leave function(외출). > To operate floor heating, make a status on 실내(Set Room temperature) mode.
3. Bath(목욕): Select to provide a large amount of hot water for bath and shower.
4. Power(전원): Turn On/Off (Reset)
5. LED Operation Indicator: Turns on while the boiler is operating.
6. Up/Down (올림/내림): Increases or decreases the target value of a specific function.
7. Season(계절선택): Sets heating temperature customed to different seasons (Spring:봄, Summer:여름, Autumn:가을, Beginning of Winter:초겨울, Winter: 겨울) and schedules start and stop time of the seasons setting.
8. Schedule(예약설정): Schedules the time to start and stop boiler.

Navien Boil (나비엔 보일러) Type 1

1. Power(전원): Turn On/Off (Reset)

2. LED Operation Indicator(운전): Turns on while the boiler is operating.

3. Floor Heating Temperature Wheel(난방조절): Floor heating operated by turning left for Low(-) and right for High(+).

4. Leave Function(외출): Select to make a heating system to a low temperature.

5. Heating Off(꺼짐): Select to turn off the heating (usually we use this in the summer).

6. Room temperature heating (실내): Activate room temperature heating (in winter).

7. Only Hot water(온수전용): Select to provide hot water only (No floor heating/used in summer).

8. Floor-heating(온돌): Activate floor-heating (in winter/similar function with 실내).

9. Schedule(예약): Schedules the time to start and stop boiler.

10. Water temperature(온수조절): Low(저) Mid(중) High(고).

Navien Boil (나비엔 보일러) Type 2

  1. Power(전원): Turn On/Off (Reset)
  2. Display: Displays status such as Room-temperature(실내온도), Water Temperature(난방수온도), Burning(운전).
  3. Only Hot water(온수전용): Select to provide hot water only (no floor heating/in summer).
  4. Floor Heating Temperature Wheel(실내조절): From 10 to 40 degrees.
  5. Leave Function(외출): Select to make the heating system to a low temperature.
  6. Water temperature(난방수온도): Summer(여름 ), Spring/Autumn(봄/가을), Winter(겨울).

If you run into any problems with your boiler, please contact MAP 

010-3328-0612 map@mapcast.org

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