Hydronic Heating is the heating of a building
by radiation from panels containing hot water.
Hydronic Heating is so efficient and comfortable because
it uses water to transfer heat throughout the building for one good
reason....water is the ultimate transfer medium.
A given volume of water can hold almost 3,500 times as much
heat as the same volume of air, for the same temperature rise in
To equal the amount of heat that could be carried in a 1"
diameter pipe (hydronic heat), you would need a 10 x 18 duct (forced
hot air heat).
Hydronic heating can be easily zoned.
Indoor air quality has deteriorated because ducted systems
repeatedly circulate dust, dirt and impurities back into the house.
Hydronic heating systems have little or no air movement.
our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page here.
In a forced hot air type system, the heating registers should
be at the floor level because hot air will rise. With an air conditioning
system, the ducts should be at the ceiling because cooler air will
drop. Any combination heating and cooling system using the same
ductwork will be a compromise in one mode or the other.
7 out of 10 Americans are unhappy (dissatisfied) with their
heating or cooling system.
90% of American homes are heated by a forced air type system.