The Benefits of Hydronic Heating
August 6, 2014
Hydronic Heating is Efficient
Hydronic heating is one of the most efficient heating systems that are currently available on the market today. Most hydronic heating systems use gas boilers which achieve efficiency ratings of up to 95 percent. However, you can even use solar to power your boiler, which makes it even cheaper and more efficient to run. The efficiency of hydronic heating is also improved by the ability to zone the heating so that only the areas that you want heated are instead of the whole house, and you can use thermostats to keep the temperature at a constant level. Also, even though hydronic heating uses water as a primary component of the system, the closed system means that the water is constantly recycled and recirculated so you don’t use much water, apart from having to top it up a little every year.
Hydronic Heating is Comfortable
Hydronic heating is one of the more comfortable types of heating available today as it is a gentle heat that warms your whole house. The heat radiates up through the floor or out through specially placed radiators and keeps the air at a constant temperature. Special thermostats register if the air is cooling or too warm and regulate the heat to compensate. Hydronic heating is so comfortable that you can leave it running all winter long (and you won’t get a heart attack from your energy bills either compared to other heaters!)
Hydronic Heating is Healthy
Hydronic heating is a healthy form of heating as the water is warmed and the heat then radiates through special radiators or up through the floor in the case of hydronic floor heating. This means that no fans are required to move warm air, so no dust is blown around to potentially aggravate asthma or allergies. Hydronic heating also does not create an overly dry or humid environment.
Hydronic Heating is Attractive
Yet another benefit of hydronic heating is how attractive it is. If you opt for a system that uses radiators, the radiator panels are available in a huge range of styles and designs, from period cast iron panels through to cutting edge modern panels. The panels actually become a feature of the home rather than something you try to hide. Alternatively, you can opt for hydronic floor heating which is completely invisible as all pipe work is hidden within the floor and the heat simply radiates up through the floor coverings.