Modern technology allows for several forms of innovation when it comes to staying warm throughout the winter. Some products are however more suitable for certain homes than others. A hydronic heating system is a perfect example of this. Although it performs the same function as a furnace or fireplace – heating your home – it does it using traditional technology – by using water as the heat-transfer medium.

How a Hydronic Heating System Works

Simply put, a hydronic heating system heats water and transfers the water through sealed pipes to create heat for the home. There are two types of hydronic heating systems:

Radiator-Based Hydronic Heating Systems

In-Floor Hydronic Heating Systems

However, the important part – how they help you stay warm during those frosty days – is essentially the same: by using either electricity or gas to heat water and distribute it throughout your home.

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A hydronic heating system consists of three main components:

  • A boiler, which is used to heat the water
  • In-floor piping, or baseboards and radiators, which is installed against an outside wall
  • A pump, which is used to circulate water through the pipes, to the radiators and back again
  • These components work together to deliver heat precisely where you want it and when you want it. Unlike a tradition furnace, there are no airborne particles, making it a great option for allergy suffers.

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If your interest in a hydronic heating system has brought you this far and you’d like to learn more about how they work or how to get one set up in your home, Noll ClimateCare’s personal climate experts can help.

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