Although radiant heating has been around for quite some time, many people are still unaware of hydronic heating. Hydronic heating is considerably the most sustainable and energy efficient heating solution for your home or office. This heating option is applicable in various floor and wall types ranging from stone, marble, carpet, and timber among other flooring choices. Hydronic heating uses a intricate sophisticated network of oxygen resistant polyethylene pipes placed under the floor and wall to help distribute heat evenly in the room. The best thing about this system is that a 7-day timer can be used to control temperature in particular spaces and rooms.
More and more people are switching to hydronic heating as it is more beneficial than other heating options. Some of these benefits are discussed below.
1. Comfort: This heating option has been considered the most comfortable option there is in the market today. Unlike fans and other heating options that are noisier, these systems are reticent giving you all the comfort you need, especially while taking a nap or watching a movie. In addition to this, this system supports zoning, where heat can be set to custom temperatures in bedrooms and living rooms, and other rooms kept cold. This increases efficiency while reducing heating costs.
2. Health factors: It is also taken to be the healthiest way to keep your house warm and comfortable in winter and other cold seasons. This is because dust, pollen, and other allergens aren’t blown as there are no fans to distribute the heat. Heat is distributed using the polyethylene pipes that act as heat radiators. This makes it the safest system for asthmatic patients and those who react to dust and pollen blown by other heating appliances.
3. Efficiency: We all look for systems that are not only efficient, but also need less energy to operate. Hydronic systems are the best definition of efficient heating with very little energy needed to heat the boiler. Although some boilers may be electric powered, the most recommended option is the gas powered hydronic system. Gas is used to heat the boiler, which heats the water pretty fast thus enabling faster heat distribution. Unlike metallic radiators that lose heat quickly, water retains most of the heat, meaning less fuel is needed to keep your house warm all week long.
Installing hydronic heating systems is very easy and versatile. You can design the system however you want to ensure there’s optimal performance and heating. The piping is placed in or against walls for optimal performance, though the same can be done while the building is under construction. If you need help with your project, make sure that you get a qualified Plumber to help you with it.