7 Key Benefits of Getting Hydronic Heating for Your Home
More Australians are becoming aware of the benefits of installing hydronic heating systems in their homes. Hydronic heating systems heat water to a temperature controlled by you through your thermostat. This hot water is then circulated through piping installed in the floor or ceiling and transferred directly into the surrounding area through radiators or convectors. Hydronic heating is a powerful heating method and offers the following key benefits.
1. Efficient Heating
Hydronic heating systems use a closed loop system, creating little heat loss while moving the heated water beneath the floor, along baseboard heaters, or through radiators to heat your home. Water also conducts heat better than air. A hydronic heating system therefore provides added comfort and control in heating zones while saving on heating bills and reducing environmental impact.
2. Clean Heating
Unlike other heating systems which blow around air and with it, potential contaminants like dust and pollen, hydronic heating systems use radiant heating. This heats people, objects and surfaces without moving air, making for a cleaner and less irritating heating solution.
3. Silent Operation
Many heating systems will make some noise by pushing heated air through sheet metal ducts that expand and contract as the air temperature rises and falls. Hydronic heating systems make no noise at all, heating your house in pure silence.
A cast-iron hydronic system will typically serve 25 years or more without any issues, both because of the materials used and the small number of moving parts. Other heating systems will typically require ongoing maintenance such as changing air filters or need major repairs after around 15 years.
5. Better Humidity Control
Hydronic heating doesn’t dry out your home as much as heating systems that rely on forced air, because the heat is not moving briskly or suddenly, which ultimately sucks moisture out of the air.
Hydronic heating allows homeowners to design a system around their needs. No matter the fuel source, there is a hydronic boiler system that will work. Piping can be placed in the walls and easily routed around the home, unlike traditional systems that require extensive ductwork and return air systems with large chases.
While the upfront cost of installing a hydronic heating system can be higher, it will cost around 20 percent less to operate compared to other heating systems in a house with average ceiling heights. The larger the home is and the higher the ceilings, the more the savings will be.
Contact Efficient Pure Plumbing for Hydronic Heating Installations
If you’re looking to get a hydronic heating system installed, the team at Efficient Pure Plumbing is more than happy to help. We have more than 20 years of experience installing a vast range of heating and cooling systems. Give us a call on 03 9792 3261 today or get in touch online.