Hydronic floor heating is gaining traction with homeowners looking for a cost effective means of warming their structures. Often called slab heating, the systems utilize pipes to circulate warmed water under the floor. It’s a type of radiant heat that disperses warmth through the floor instead of through the air as traditional forced-air furnaces do.
In a hydronic heating system, water is heated by a boiler during off hours for increased efficiency and cost savings of up to 90 percent over other methods. Heat is thermostat-controlled and individuals can utilize multiple thermostats to create custom heating zones throughout the home. Heat levels can be controlled automatically, manually and through smartphone applications for convenience. Automatic heat sensing options are also available.
Hydronic heating can easily be installed in new construction projects and existing homes can be retrofitted to take advantage of the environmentally friendly heating method. Each hydronic system is customized to meet the needs of the client.
The systems are comprised of a boiler to heat the water, specialised pipes to circulate the water, and a pump that pushes the water through the pipes. When warmed water is circulated through the pipes, heat from the water radiates through the floor to warm rooms. The air in a room is typically colder near the floor and hydronic heating delivers heat at floor level where it’s needed most.
Traditional forced-air furnaces blow air into the room where it naturally rises toward the ceiling. It’s a less than optimal solution for children and pets that are closest to the floor and the elderly who often experience the cold more intensely.
Modern, stylish radiator panels that remain cool to the touch can be incorporated into the design, along with heated towels racks. The racks provide luxurious heated towels on demand and help remove humidity from the air in bathrooms that can damage walls and ceilings.
Supreme Hydronics director, Damien Maxwell, has more than 10 years of experience with the high-performance systems in residential and commercial venues. He provides consultations and no-obligation quotes, making it easy for homeowners to take advantage of the savings available through the environmentally friendly system of heating.
For more information, call 0449 883 849 or visit Supreme Hydronics online.