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Modern technology allows for several forms of innovation when it comes to staying warm throughout the winter. Some products are 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 this by using a more traditional technology – 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

Although they differ by the delivery of the heat, they are essentially the same. They use electricity or gas to heat the water then supply it to radiators or in-floor heating, helping you stay warm during those frosty winter days.

hydronic heating diagram
A hydronic heating system contains 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 radiator and back again.

Those 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, ClimateCare’s personal climate experts can help.

We’ll help you with any questions you might have about a hydronic heating system and whether or not it’s the right choice for your home.

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