Hydronic Heating for Consistent and Efficient Heat

Immediately summer bids us goodbye, many homeowners immediately prepare for winter because autumn can be just as chilly. It is wired in most of us that winter means turning up our heating systems and moving closer to fireplaces so that we and our families can keep warm and cozy. Independent studies have shown that heating systems are a good solution to the winter cold, but not necessarily the best. Many of the problems related to cold that we suffer during winter such as cracked skin, cold feet, and irritated sinuses are said to be as a result of our own fault.

Many homes in Florida depend on forced air heating systems which to some extent have been criticized for exacerbating many of the winter discomforts.

Forced air systems heat air with a furnace and thereafter pump it through a duct system into the vents and through filters to finally get into your house. Unfortunately, forced air systems have also been seen to dry out the air circulated. This causes the mucus membranes such as our sinuses to dry up and get irritated as well as our hands and lips to be chapped. In terms of maintaining a constant ambient temperature, forced air heating systems are not considered efficient.

Hydronic Heating Systems

These heating systems use a network of pipes carrying heated water under the floor in a home. The heat in the water radiates upwards hence heating the floorboards. This is an excellent solution for homeowners who are looking for efficient, comfortable, and cost effective way to heat their homes. Below are some of the unique advantages of hydronic heating systems.

Consistent Temperature

As mentioned above, hydronic heating systems use a network of pipes which carry heated water. These pipes are laid under the floor and the heat radiates to warm the entire floor thereby keeping your feet warm and regularizing the entire temperature within the home.

Energy Efficiency

By using radiant heating, hydronic systems conserve energy by only heating the space that matters; from the floor to your head. Also, because no ductwork is involved in hydronic heating, no heat loss is experienced.

Relatively Cheap

Compared to geothermal and solar heating systems which require a massive upfront investment, hydronic heating systems do not need as much. They consume less fossil fuels compared to forced air heating systems and yet they can be installed for only a fraction of the cost.

If you want consistent, affordable, and fairly luxurious heating alternative, a hydronic heating system may just be what you need.