Hydronic Heating FAQ
April 17, 2015
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▶ What is hydronic heating?
It is a heating system widely used across Europe and the United States that uses water pumped around a building to create consistent and silent heat throughout a space. Water is pumped from an on-site boiler
typically heated by gas or LPG. It is then distributed through small pipes into the hydronic floor slab heating or radiators panels for heating.
▶ How does a Hydronic Heating System compare to Ducted Heating?
Traditionally Hydronic Heating costs between 2-3 times that of ducted to install. This cost can be quickly recovered over time by using the system efficiently. Average of 2/3rds running costs compared to Ducted. True radiant heat, but no forced air, dust mites or combustion burning fire. The luxury of Hydronic heating must be experienced to feel the difference.
▶ How quickly can hydronic heating affect the temperature of a room?
Hydronic heating will noticeably affect the temperature of a room within 10-15 minutes. It is a slower system than ducted heating systems, quicker than wood fire. It’s efficiency and comfort surpass both.
▶ Does hydronic heating make much noise?
No, it is a near silent form of keeping a building or room warm. Warm water is pumped from a boiler that is obscured at the side of the house or in a maintenance
▶ I am concerned about allergies, is hydronic heating suitable for people with allergies or asthma?
There is no airflow with this form of heater system so no dust particles will be moved about by it. The heating is contained within the floor or on wall panels that are easy to dust or clean. This system is ideal for clean environments and is the system of choice for hospitals and laboratories.
▶ Is hydronic heating safe for children?
Hydronic heating is one of the safest forms of warming a room available. Hydronic floor slab and panel systems do not get very hot and can be touched with bare skin by people of all-ages. The boiler is completely safe, but it is recommended that the unit is situated in a part of the house that is not accessible to children.
Contact the experts at Jim Lavallee Plumbing & Heating for your Hydronic Heating needs today!
Jim Lavallee Plumbing
Serving Eastern Massachusetts and the Boston area
Phone: Toll-free (888) 884-4122