Hydronic Heating Systems

How Does Hydronic Heating Work?

Hydronic heating in Sydney is the most comfortable and luxurious heat you will ever experience. With natural convection and radiant heat, your home or workplace will achieve the warmth you desire without stirring dust and allergens.

But you may be wondering, how does hydronic heating work?

Hydronic heating systems are run by a central water boiler. With an underfloor heating system, the water is pushed through the pipes to the heating coils under the floor.

With a radiator panel system, the hot water is pushed through the pipes to the radiator panels inside the home. This gentle warmth of both systems will heat your home in silence and comfort.

Widely popular in Europe for many generations. Hydronic Heating is becoming extremely popular within Australia for its floor to ceiling warmth. With no forced air, it is ideal for those with allergies, asthma and breathing difficulties.

The system provides constant temperature monitoring, allowing it to 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.

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8 Benefits of Hydronic Heating

There are many benefits of hydronic heating. Overall, we know you will not be disappointed by a hydronic heating system supplied and installed by Norwest Gas.

Hydronic heating is non-allergenic. The system does not blow or force air circulation through the home rather uses radiators and natural convection.
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.
Efficient & Eco Friendly
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 heating system. Underfloor 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.
  • Requires less energy to operate compared to electricity reliant ducted air conditioning.
  • Lower carbon emissions.
  • Long lasting systems eliminate units being sent to landfill.
  • Wall panels are made from materials that can be recycled in the future.
Intelligent Thermostats
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!
Safe & Stylish
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.
Silent & Pleasant
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.
Cost Effective
  • Uses up to 70% less energy than other electricity reliant systems.
  • Requires very little maintenance, saving you money in the future.
  • Adds value to your home and a unique feature if you choose to sell your home.
  • No need for expensive air purifiers around your home. Hydronic heating will keep you warm and comfortable in the cooler months without circulating harmful dust and allergens.
  • Long lifespan. Your Hydronic Heating system will last for over 20 years, unlike 7-10 years on ducted heating.

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Hydronic Heating vs Other Home Heating Options

Why Hydronic Heating is a Better Choice

Hydronic Heating is one of the best heating options on the market. Providing you with consistent warmth throughout your home or office.

Unlike traditional heating methods, hydronic heating does not rely on forced air to warm your space. Instead it used hot water to radiate heat from the walls and floor. This allows a more consistent heat without hot or cold spots. It is also extremely efficient and environmentally friendly.

The use of forced air in more common heating options can be harmful to those with respiratory illnesses. The air is extracted from outside and can bring in dirt, dust and pollens, even with filtration. Hydronic heating does not use fans and will not introduce or stir up any allergens around your room.

One of the most economical forms of heating, hydronic heating costs up to 35% less to run. Compared to a central ducted heating system.

Heat is radiated from the floor or lower walls allowing it to rise to all corners of the room. A traditional forced air heating system pushes air from the ceiling. This generally will not reach the ground, creating cold sections at floor level.

For the ultimate comfort and warmth, you wont find a better option than a hydronic system. Norwest Gas heating experts are happy to speak to you about your heating needs. Contact our friendly team today for a quote.

Tips for Reducing the Running Costs of Your Hydronic Heating

There are several things you can do to reduce the running costs of a hydronic heating system even further:

  • Choose a high-efficiency system designed for the area you need to heat.
  • Lower the thermostat just one degree and save up to 10 percent on your running costs.
  • Install a zone system so you can heat only the areas of your house that need heating.
  • Have your system serviced annually to ensure it is running at peak performance, maintaining top efficiency as well as ensuring your system lasts longer.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hydronic Heating

Do you offer commercial underfloor heating solutions?
Norwest Gas can supply and install underfloor heating solutions to domestic and commercial applications including childcare centres, aged care facilities, motels, hospitals, office blocks, restaurants etc.
How often will my underfloor heating need to be serviced?
It is recommended that your hydronic floor heating in Sydney (underfloor and/or radiators) is serviced annually to ensure optimal performance and efficiency.
I have an existing home; can I install underfloor heating?
Yes, underfloor heating can be installed in an existing home, this is usually performed when the flooring is being upgraded/changed. The installation of underfloor heating would need to be performed prior to the new flooring being chosen and installed. If thinking about a new floor and wanting heating, contact us today and we can assist you in your needs.


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