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Questions about hydronic heating (12)
A Hydronic heating system consists of five components:
- The boiler heats water to a thermostatically controlled temperature. Boilers can use natural gas, LPG, Off Peak Electricity or can be wood fired.
- The piping, usually made of copper/plastic or multilayer and carries the heated water from the boiler to radiators/convectors, and back again for reheating.
- A pump circulates the water through the piping.
- Radiators or convectors transfer the heat into the room. (Several types are available).
- A programmable wall thermostats ideally controls the heat levels (or room temperature) to optimise comfort throughout the house.
To prevent hundreds of calls a week from people wondering how much hydronic heating costs we can give you a rough guide:
- A fully installed hydronic heating system for a small home with 4 panels and a towel rail would cost at least $8,000
- A fully installed hydronic heating system for a medium sized home with 6 panels and two towel rails would cost at least $10,000
- A fully installed hydronic heating system for a large home with 10 panels and two towel rails would cost at least $14,000
Yes, most houses can have hydronic heating at any time, however, houses on a concrete slab are more difficult due to lack of access for pipe work.Click here to arrange for a site inspection and quotation for your home
Hydronic Heating is safe for elderly people (as it’s radiant heat, it heats people and objects and is perfect heating for those who are not particulary mobile), children and pets (no circulation of dust and allergens). There is no danger of burns or scalding as the system is fully enclosed with radiator temperatures well below boiling point. The surface temperature of a radiator can be quite hot to touch however, so care should be taken with any individual who may not be able to adequately feel surface temperature and react when coming into contact with the radiator. The surface temperature of natural convectors is pleasantly warm to touch not ever achieving the much higher surface temperature of a radiator and is, therefore, a safe alternative if required.
Panel radiators are draught free, clean and silent. They do not rely on noisy fans cycling on and off to provide you with the ultimate in home heating. Radiation and natural convection combine to produce a heating system that will astound you, both in the quality of heat and its ability to provide uniform temperatures at the lowest possible relative humidity. The electrical components in a hydronic system is minimal with wall hung boilers having electronic ignition on start-up and small economical pumps using very low amounts of electricity to operate.
There are major differences that you should be aware of between ducted and hydronic heating systems. Ducted heating circulates and re-circulates warm air using large electric fans. The air is scorched over burners then blown via ducts around your home bringing with it airborne particles, dust and other undesirable pollutants, all of which can be trigger factors for asthma and other breathing allergies.
Questions about our company (8)
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