Traditional heating systems focus on heated air circulation emitted by poor insulation. In hydronic heating systems, the warm air is being lost through single glazed windows and other openings. This ultimately results in wasted energy and an overwhelmingly muggy atmosphere containing airborne allergens.
How it Works
Hydronic underfloor heating uses hot water to circulate through the pipes. The water is heated via a main energy source which can be an efficient solar collector system on a roof, gas, electricity or even geo-thermal.
A typical hydronic system is usually installed at the beginning of a build and laid onto the makeup of slab before construction commences. Once the system is installed, it moulds into its surroundings inconspicuously. Hydronic systems provide a constant thermal ambient temperature, controlled by a variety of thermostats.
Hydronic underfloor heating prevents the spread of germs and illnesses and is virtually silent. Directly heating the floor wastes very little heat as there is no rising hot air that constantly evades through the ceiling. Unlike artificial heating, the heat is not overpowering but rather naturally feels as though it is an innate part of the room.