- Hydronic & Underfloor Heating
- Hydronic Allergies
- Hydronic Asthma
- Hydronic Health
- Hydronic Heating
- Hydronic Pricing
- Hydronic Safety
- Hydronic Vs Ducted
Yes, it is quite common to have a mix of panel and underfloor heating run off the same hydronic heating system. Often utilized for two storey homes, where underfloor heating is used to heat downstairs, with radiator panels upstairs.
Hydronic heating is one of the safest forms of warming a room available. Hydronic floor slab and panel systems do not get very hot and can be touched with bare skin by people of all-ages. The boiler is completely safe, but it is recommended that the unit is situated in a part of the house that is not accessible to children.
Hydronic heating is cleaner, silent and draught free. A hydronic heating system will take a cold room to a comfortable temperature in around 15-30 minutes. There is no dust circulation that can trigger allergies or asthma. No more sore eyes, coughs or dry throats often caused by ducted heating systems.
There is no airflow with this form of heater system so no dust particles will be moved about by it. The heating is contained within the floor or on wall panels that are easy to dust or clean. This system is ideal for clean environments and is the system of choice for hospitals and laboratories.
No, it is a near silent form of keeping a building or room warm. Warm water is pumped from a boiler that is obscured at the side of the house or in a maintenance cupboard, placing the boiler directly outside a bedroom is not recommended.
Traditionally Hydronic Heating costs between 2-3 times that of ducted to install. This cost can be quickly recovered over time by using the system efficiently. Average of 2/3rds running costs compared to ducted. True radiant heat, but no forced air, dust mites or combustion burning fire. The luxury of Hydronic heating must be experienced to truly feel the difference.
To install hydronic heating with radiators the approximate cost is currently around $1,300.00 to $1,600.00 per radiator fully installed including the cost of a boiler in an average size home (variance depends on the difficulty of installation, individual specifications and size of each home).
A hydronic heating system uses a boiler to heat water which is circulated by a pump through piping connected to radiator panels in each room, and is channelled back to the boiler for reheating. As heat gently transfers from the radiator panels, a programmable wall thermostat controls the temperature. Panels are warm within minutes and rooms comfortably warm in around fifteen to twenty minutes.