Hydronic Heating Basics
CONSISTENT, EVEN HEATING
Hydronic heating—transferring heat by water or steam—is the most practical, dependable, efficient and versatile method available for heating your home. Hydronic heating systems work by pumping heated boiler water or steam through sealed systems, warming baseboards, radiators, in-floor radiant tubing or other hydronic devices. Heat is then gently transferred outward to other objects in the room, in a consistent, even, manner.
CLEAN, HEALTHY and QUIET
Because hydronic systems heat by convection and radiation, there is no need for fans or blowers. Unlike the high levels of dust, dirt, allergens and germs found in homes heated with warm air furnaces and heat pumps, hydronic heating systems keep your home clean and healthy. For this reason, many hospitals and schools utilize hydronic heating systems. Hydronic heating systems are also very quiet. There is no noise from air moving in ducts, no loud blowers as with furnaces, and no large motors working to run the entire system.
Everyone wants efficient heating and a hydronic system is an excellent choice! Because warm water or steam travels through a completely sealed piping system to exactly where it is intended, little energy is wasted. In forced air systems, energy is “blown” through ducts to spaces where heat is unnecessary or unwanted.
THE RIGHT CHOICE
When should you choose a hydronic heating system?
- Replacing your old heating system
- Building a new home
- Changing your existing heating system (including converting from one fuel type to another)