Hydronic heating is the utilization of fluid or gaseous liquid water as the heat-transfer medium for heating and cooling applications. This technology involves the use of the flow of water as it passes through special tubing. The name hydronic refers to the fact that water flows via a hydronic path. The name hydronic means’ water-tight. This type of heating system does not require air-venting and is highly cost-efficient. Such systems are different from boiler, radiators, boilers and space heaters in that hydronic heating is not effected by temperature changes or evaporation. Hydronic systems utilize a simple design in which condenser coils are attached to a central heating unit or the main water supply pipe of the building where water is heated or cooled.
Hydronic heating – The utilization of fluid or gaseous liquid water
Hydronic heating systems utilize a simple design in which condenser coils are attached to a central heating unit or the main water supply pipe of the building where water is heated or cooled. The pipes connected to the central heating unit or the main water supply pipe may be buried, but they must be in direct contact with the heating or cooling unit. The pipes also need to be at least six inches in diameter. Since the pipes used in this type of heating system must be of sufficient length, there are no restrictions as to where in the building they may be installed. Hydronic systems are often used in residential buildings, condominiums, office buildings, restaurants, and schools. In these buildings, the pipes are placed directly on the interior wall so that the pipes can be viewed.
In addition to the cost savings associated with hydronic heating, this method is less energy-consuming than the conventional methods. This type of heating system uses the same amount of fuel, but requires less fuel to run. In addition, hydronic heating systems are easy to install and maintain. The pipes in the system are made up of a flexible material, which allows the pipes to be easily molded into any form required. They are also very durable and will not break when subjected to cold temperatures and intense pressures. Most hydronic systems use three primary elements in order to operate: condensate tank, heater, and evaporator. These elements are usually made of ceramic, stainless steel, copper, or quartz, and are designed so that they will retain their integrity over the years.