What is Hydronic Heating?
Hydronic heating is the most comfortable and luxurious heat you will ever experience. Using natural convection and radiant heat, your home or workplace will achieve the warmth you desire without stirring dust and allergens or creating that stuffy feeling many other heating options such as central heating and split system air conditioners create.
Hydronic heating systems can be installed under/in the floor, floor mounted radiators, wall-mounted radiators or even a combination of these methods. At the heart of the system is a boiler, the boiler heats the water. This hot water is then sent from the boiler through the pipes to the heating coils under the floor or in the heat radiating panels. Using natural convection and heat radiation, this gentle warmth will heat your home in silence and comfort.
Hydronic Heating has been used widely in Europe for many generations and is becoming extremely popular within Australia as the warmth generated is second to none. Hydronic heating is also very popular for individuals with chronic health conditions including asthma, allergies and breathing difficulties as air is not blown into the home.
With constant temperature monitoring capabilities your system will operate at its highest possible efficiency. Hydronic heating is estimated to be up to 35% more cost effective than running a central ducted heating system.
Whatever the stage your house is up to, Norwest Gas can design, supply and install a hydronic heating system to suit your home and needs.
Whether you are looking for something traditional like Cast Iron radiators, standard steel panel radiators or something ultra modern from Europe’s leading hydronic designers, Norwest Gas will find the solution for you.
Benefits of Hydronic Heating
Hydronic heating is non-allergenic. The system does not blow or force air circulation through the home rather uses radiators and natural convection.
Not only are hydronic heating systems easy to use and low maintenance, but it is also estimated to be up to 35% more cost effective than running a central ducting heating system.Hydronic heating systems allow areas of the house to be zoned in addition to room by room control, enabling you to achieve the desired temperatures when and where you need it.
Thermostat options have advanced with functionalities now able to monitor and manage your home’s comfort and energy usage anytime, anywhere. Options also available include a learning thermostat which learns your heating patterns and schedules and will automatically adjust, keeping you comfortable and assisting in energy conservation!
Hydronic heating is environmentally clean with a natural gas or LPG fired boiler simply heating water which is then circulated throughout a closed system with the heat radiated by natural convection. This eliminates dust and allergens being blown throughout your home.
Hydronic heating is safe for all: elderly, children and even pets. There is no danger of a burn or scald, as the system is fully enclosed with radiator temperatures well below boiling point. The surface temperature of natural convectors is pleasantly warm to the touch.
There is a wide range of hydronic heating radiators available on the market these days providing you with the ultimate solution for both style and comfort. There are extensive ranges of radiator sizes to meet all heating requirements with attractive panels, top grills and side covers. Thermaboard skiting convectors are even available to take the place of a skiting board including rolled edge and traditional styles. The options seem endless from mirrors, to artwork and even statues!
Hydronic heating systems are designed to be very reliable. Simply arrange Norwest Gas to install. Then once you turn it on or pre-set the system, you can forget about anything else. There are even learning thermostats available which learn your heating needs and will automatically heat your home the way you like it. The only moving parts are in the pump which is used to circulate the hot water to the radiators and convectors, these pumps are designed to provide a long trouble free life.
One of the nicest features of hydronic heating is the silence during operation. If you are used to the noise of wall heaters, space heaters and some fan forced ducted units, you will be amazed and delighted by the silence of the system. Boilers are away from the room, so there is no blast of hot air or fan noise. From the time you turn your hydronic heating system on, there is no sound, just pleasant warmth
Hydronic heating provides warmth the way nature does by natural convection and radiation and does not dry out the air by burning or causing unpleasant draughts, hot spots and noise.
Hydronic heating systems are modular and expandable. You can add radiators as your needs change. Simply organise Norwest Gas to plumb the new area, install the radiators and the job is done.
Hydronic vs Other Heating
Hydronic Heating is one of the best substitutes from the conventional heating methods, and though there are also benefits that come with the traditional ways, it will be an advantage if we can experience the great effects of heating without necessarily having to deal with the inconveniences that usually come with traditional heating. There are certain restrictions that made traditional heating methods the poor choice in terms of providing the best warmth and comfort for your home. So, with all the benefits that come with hydronic heating, there should be no reason for you to settle for second-best.
When you consider your heating options for your house or business, you expect to gain benefits from the investment. Although a hydronic heating system may cost higher for installation than the usual fan-forced duct system, you can enjoy its cost-efficiency as soon as it’s installed!
So while you research your traditional heating solutions, make sure that you look into hydronic heating as it could be suitable for your requirements. It will allow you to enjoy your surroundings on the coldest of days, while saving the environment and keeping your costs down. Norwest Gas heating experts are happy to speak to you further about hydronic heating. Contact our friendly team today!
Running costs of hydronic heating can be very low compared to other types of heating. If you have a gas boiler, the water used for heating is recycled through the boiler. Because it is still warm when it reaches the boiler, less gas is required to reheat it. This helps make the running cost of a hydronic heating system up to 35% more cost effective than running a central ducted heating system.
There are several things you can do to reduce the running costs of a hydronic heating system even further: