Why Should I Choose Hydronic Heating?
For a system that is already thousands of years old, there is relatively little known about hydronic heating by the everyday person. However, if you’re currently renovating your home or building a new house from scratch, then you may be looking for a heating system that will ensure your home stands out from the crowd – and reduces your energy bills. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, then the increasingly popular hydronic heaters are the ideal choice for you. With a number of different models to choose between, there is sure to be an option that suits your home, allowing you to take advantage of the huge range of benefits at the same time!
• Temperature Control
The first thing people consider when investing in a heating and cooling system is the amount of temperature control it will offer them – hydronic heating ensures the temperature can be set in zones throughout your home, allowing you to get the perfect temperature wherever you go.
• Reduced Stratification
This is the term used when hot air accumulates at the ceiling – something that is common with traditional ac systems. With hydronic heating models however, heat radiates near or from the flooring, meaning the liveable areas of your home (the bottom two meters) remain warm.
• Improved Energy Efficiency
As these systems heat the air, rather than pushing hot air into your home, they use far less energy to keep your home warm. Indeed, they are often between 80-85% more efficient than alternative systems, saving you money on your power bill in the process.
• Environmentally Friendly
As an energy efficient system, their impact on the environment is significantly lower than ducted and AC heaters. The boilers used in heating your home can also be connected to green energy – such as solar – to turn an already eco-friendly system into a truly sustainable option.
• Reduced Air Movement
As we mentioned above, hydronic heating systems work by heating the air via warm water. This means there is no air being pushed into your home – and no dust flow either! This means there will also be far less dusting and cleaning for you to do as well.
• Allergy Friendly
Reduced dust flow is also ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers. With less dust and pollens being pushed into your home, allergy symptoms will be kept at bay.
• Silent Operation
These systems are so quiet, you may not even realise they are on! You can say goodbye to banging and clanging pipes, as well as the roar that forced air systems produce when turning on and off.
• Low Maintenance
Once installed, hydronic heating systems require little to no ongoing maintenance to keep them working at optimal performance. In some instances, they can even last up to 50 years!
• Safe for Children and Pets
With the entire system installed either below the ground or in wall-mounted models, there is no risk of coming in to contact with parts that are hot to touch – sparing children and pets from nasty burns.
• Aesthetically Pleasing
Lastly, with a range of models to choose from, there is sure to be a design that suits your home. Whether you decide on a wall mounted radiator that blends seamlessly with your décor or an under-floor system that is hidden from sight, one of the biggest benefits of hydronic heaters is their attractive finish.
As you can see, there is a huge range of benefits that come with the installation of hydronic heating – most importantly, you can take advantage of a cleaner, more energy efficient system that will keep your house heated or cooled to the optimal temperature throughout the year. Clearly a far superior method when compared with traditional heating models such as ducted and AC systems, there is no reason why you shouldn’t make the switch today! Contact the leading hydronic floor heating specialists in your area today to learn which option will work best for your home.