When you think about heating for your home, one method comes to mind before all others – blowing warm air through vents into the various rooms in your home. That’s certainly the most popular option on the market today, but it is not the only game in town. As an alternative, you might want to consider a hydronic heating system, which is often referred to as radiant heating.
Whatever heating system you are considering, it’s worth a call to Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric to talk about our services and how we can help with the project. Getting the right contractor on your side is an important factor for this project, so reach out today to talk with a member of our friendly team.
Picking the Right Hydronic Heating System
It’s one thing to decide that you want to use a hydronic heating system in your home – it’s another thing to figure out what type of hydronic heating system you’d like to pick and why that option is the right choice. While we can’t cover every possible option in this article, we can introduce you to some of the top options that are worthy of further consideration. Before making any choices, make sure to talk to the pros at Walker to get help directly.
- Heating the water. It probably goes without saying, but for a hydronic heating system to be effective, you’ll need a method of heating the water that is going to run through the system. There are plenty of options, including using a boiler, a heat pump, or a tankless heater. There isn’t necessarily one heating option that is better than the rest, as it depends on your specific situation and the amount of water that needs to be heated, so get help from the pros to pick out the right type of heating solution.
- Transferring the heat. So, the concept of hydronic heating is pretty simple, as you use water moving throughout a building to warm up the air and make it more comfortable. But how does that water actually combine with the air to warm it up? That’s an important detail, and there are various types of systems that use different heat exchangers to get the job done. One of the commonly-used methods is radiant flooring, where the pipes are installed under the flooring and warm the rooms from below. Alternatively, baseboard heating can perform similarly, and might cost less to install because they don’t have to run under the entire floor.
Pairing the right mode of heating with the right method of transferring the heat will enable you to get great results from your new system. One other potential variable is the liquid that is used to carry through the pipes that will radiate out into the space. Most of the time, the liquid that is used will be water, but that is not absolute. You’ll probably be looking at water-based systems as a default unless your chosen contractor has a compelling reason to consider one of the other options on the market.
It’s About the Fit
So much of what hydronic heating systems have to offer comes down to the system fitting the space just right. It’s not good enough to say that hydronic heating is more efficient and more comfortable than other forms of heating, because that result is dependent on the correct choices for each component and the proper installation. Yes, it’s true that this type of heating can offer outstanding results, but don’t expect those results if you just randomly order some equipment and have an inexperienced team install it.
Finding the best hydronic heating system for your home or business comes down to having an expert team guide you through the process. You’ll want to tap into the knowledge that professionals in this market have from completing many previous projects, and you’ll want to explore all the various solutions before selecting the system that is going to suit your needs– while also fitting your budget.
Get Your Hydronic Heating System
The right hydronic heating system can not only make your home a more comfortable place to live, but it can also make the house more efficient, saving you money month after month. The key is getting the details right, which is where working with Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric comes into play. We’d love to serve you, so please get in touch at your convenience and we can discuss how to proceed. Thanks for your time!