Hydronic Heating

How does a hydronic heating system work?

Different hydronic heating systems operate slightly differently:

  • Baseboard hydronic systems are sometimes referred to as hot water baseboards. The baseboard units have a hot water line surrounded by metal fins, which radiate heat into a room.
  • Hydronic radiant floor systems hide plastic tubes beneath the finished floor's surface. As hot water passes through the tubes, it uses the entire floor as a large radiator. Hot water is pumped through plastic tubing installed beneath the finished floor surface. It does not work very well in spaces with wall-to-wall carpet.
  • Hydro-air heating requires duct work and an air handler. The air handler has a heat exchanger inside of it that has hot water pumped to it. The heat exchanger warms the air and, then, the warm air is blown through the duct work to the rest of the house. Hydro-air systems are traditionally more affordable than hydronic radiant floor heating, and they can provide a means for air conditioning because of the ductwork.

What is hydronic heating?

Hydronic heat is any heating system that uses hot water to warm a space. This includes systems that use radiators, under-floor tubing, and heat exchangers. There are three types of hydronic heating systems: baseboard, hydronic radiant floor, and hydro-air heating.

What are the sub-services within hydronic heating?

underfloor hydronic heating

How much does hydronic heating cost?

The pricing to install, replace, or repair a hydronic heating system will vary based on the scope of work and the type of system. For a custom quote on your hydronic heating project, contact Gerard Plumbing and Heating. At Gerard, we price by the job and not by the hour.

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