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Why You Should Consider a Hydronic Heating System

Last week we talked about a recent project we did where we installed a hydronic heating system. Feel free to read that here. We thought it would be helpful to talk about why you should consider choosing a hydronic heating system. First of all, let’s talk names; you may have heard them referred to as hydronic heating systems, boiler systems, in-floor heating, or radiant heating. No matter which of these names it goes by, it all means the same thing.

What is hydronic heating?

Are you beginning to look into a new hydronic heating system? If so, you likely want some clarity as to what it does. Here is a quick overview: a boiler heats water and pushes the hot water through connected pipes. These pipes go through the area you are heating. Next, pipes heat up from the water and transfer that heat to an object, in turn heating the room to your set temperature. This heat radiates and heats the whole area. In-floor heating systems will disperse the heat everywhere, but you can also have a system where you set up different zones. This means the hot water will only go through the designated zones that need to come up to your desired temperature.

Why is it better than forced air systems?

In a home with forced-air heating, you are heating air and pushing it through the house. This means when a window has been opened, that hot air is gone, and you have to start heating the room again. With a hydronic heating system, you are heating objects, such as a radiator or concrete slab. In this case, when that window is open, the object stays warm and you do not have to start again to heat the room. Do you know what that means? Saving money. When you are losing heat through open windows and doors the furnace has to constantly kick on. Of course, that costs you more money. If you are not losing heat all the time, the heating system has to come on less, therefore saving you money on your heating bills.

Why choose us?

When choosing your hydronic heating technician, you must do your research to ensure they know how to install these systems properly. Our technicians see countless issues with hydronic systems that have nothing to do with the systems themselves. Instead, the majority of these issues can be traced back to inexperienced installers. As an industry expert with over 25 years of experience in hydronic heating, Doyle has the knowledge and skill to be able to install and maintain your boiler system with ease. If you are interested in getting a quote or want to talk more about your options give us a call.

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