What makes hydronic heating the superior heating option?

What makes hydronic heating the superior heating option?

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Let us introduce you to hydronic heating. This heating system is a game-changer that challenges the traditional alternatives and will change your home for the better! But why is it the best choice for your home?

Keep reading to learn what hydronic heating is, how it works and why it is the best choice for heating your home in Sydney.

What is Hydronic Heating?

As the name suggests, hydronic “hydro”, uses water to heat your home via a boiler system. Water is pumped through pipes under your house and is sent to the radiator wall panels mounted throughout your home.

Hydronic heating can also be used for underfloor heating. It can be applied where pipes are laid in your concrete slab or under your existing flooring, then hot water is circulated to heat the slab and the floor above. This creates an invisible heating system in your home with no unattractive air conditioner units or vents in your ceiling.

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Hydronic heating systems vs traditional air heating systems

In Australia, the most common form of heating is ducted or split system air conditioning. These work by absorbing heat from outside your home and forcing warm air to circulate through the room.

Split system units and vents for ducted air conditioning are generally placed at the ceiling level of your home. As we all learned in high school science class, hot air rises. So, forcing warm air from the ceiling, means the air will rise straight back up, leaving the ground area cold and creating a hot spot directly near the air conditioner unit or vent.

The other problem with this kind of heating is the forced air can stir up and distribute allergens throughout your home such as dust, fur, mites and pollens. These units also require regular filter maintenance to ensure the air you breathe is healthy and your unit is running efficiently.

Because hydronic heating systems do not blow air around your home, this makes them extremely hypoallergenic and perfect for those with allergy issues.

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Hydronic heating systems create an even distribution of heat to the entire room. As the heat rises from the floor or the lower part of the room from a radiator panel, it will heat the room from the floor to the ceiling.

Traditional air conditioning can be quite noisy when the unit is running and can create unwanted background noise while you watch TV or while you are sleeping. Hydronic heating uses a boiler that is placed outside your home much like your hot water system, the water is heated inside the boiler and travels silently through the piping structure.

The other benefit to hydronic heating is the heat is dry which is perfect for Sydney’s humid air. Meaning you won’t have that stuffy feeling you get from being in an airconditioned room for too long.

Hydronic heating is also far more aesthetically pleasing than a bulky split system or ducted vent system. Hydronic underfloor heating is invisible inside your home, with the pipe system working underneath your floor.

Hydronic wall radiators come in a range of designs and can be disguised as mirrors or pieces of art. Meanwhile, heated towel rails in your bathroom serve a dual purpose, These can simultaneously warm and dry your towels and provide heat to one of the coldest rooms in the house.


Is hydronic heating efficient?

In terms of environmental and cost efficiency, hydronic heating comes out on top for home heating systems in the market.

On average, hydronic heating is up to 35% more cost-effective than ducted air conditioning. It is so efficient it can be turned on at the beginning of the colder months and left running until winter is over. This will create a warm home 24 hours a day, with no more waking up to a cold house or returning from work to an icebox.

With many hydronic heating options available, it is important to go with a trusted supplier and installer like Norwest Gas. We are here to answer any questions you may have and to talk you through the best heating system for your home.

Contact us for a quote or more information.

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