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Hydronic heating systems

​Radiant heat warms everything in your home, not just the air, providing you with comfortable, cozy heat.


Hydronic systems use water to distribute heat throughout a home or building. Hot water from a central boiler is circulated to radiators, or radiant floor coils, in each room through pipes.
 
Radiant heat warms your body and objects in the room rather than just the air in the room. This provides a cozy and comfortable warmth – even with the thermostat turned two to three degrees lower than normal.

Benefits

Extendable

When installing a hydronic system for your home, it's relatively easy and cost effective to add extra piping for a swimming pool or spa you might be planning to add later. With a hydronic system you can also add under-floor heat to your bathroom tiles, or a "snow melt" feature to your driveway.

Flexible

A hydronic system can provide both space and zone heating. It can handle your domestic water heating needs, supported with a separate water storage tank. And it can provide heat using a variety of methods such as under-floor, freestanding radiators, radiant panel baseboard, or heated towel racks in your bathroom.

Comfortable

Hydronic systems and radiant heat provide the ultimate in home heating comfort, and can consume less energy than forced air systems. And because hydronic systems are insulated, there is virtually no loss of heat as it's distributed throughout your home.

Features

Space saving

A small volume of hot water will deliver the same amount of heat as a large volume of warm air. Hot water piping also uses significantly less space than ductwork.

Sustainable

Alternative energy sources, such as ground-source heat pumps or solar panels, can be combined with a hydronic system.

Adaptable

Heats anything around the home such as greenhouses, garages, swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.

Zone heating

Unlike a forced air system which shares the heat all over the house, a hydronic system employs individual zone valves, so you can select the area you wish to heat.

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