HYDRONIC HEATING
"Like Standing in Sunshine!"

Having lived with hydronic radiators for about 20 years I would like to indicate some of the advantages (when compared with ducted warm air.)

DOMESTIC HOT WATER SUPPLY:
A Hydronic Boiler can be fitted with a heat-exchange coil to supply an abundant quantity of hot water for domestic use if needed. This type of Boiler costs more initially than a "Central Heating" only model but the dual function can be a great advantage.

QUALITY OF THE WARMTH:
The comfort level of a radiant hydronic system is vastly superior to ducted warm air which has a dehydrating effect. The warmth from a radiator is like spring sunshine through a window, it also warms the lower level of a room much more efficiently than ducting which directs the warm air to the ceiling first.

SAFETY:
The hydronic boiler is external to the house, totally eliminating any risk of a gas leak and/or fire under the house which could be transferred through the ducting.

FLEXIBILTY OF OPERATION:
If required you could close off any number of radiators, with ducting at least 75% of the outlets should be left open at anytime. This can make a difference to operating cost.

NOISE LEVELS:
Operating sound levels of the warm air furnace will be noticeable particulary if it is underfloor or in the ceiling. The hydronic boiler being surrounded with a jacket of water which make its operating sound extremely quiet and being located externally, eliminates any sound reaching the interior of your home. The radiators create zero noise compared with the sound of the warm air leaving the outlet registers.

DUST AND ODOURS:
A ducted system can distribute dust and odours throughout the home; a hydronic system does not.

OPERATING COST AND EFFICIENCY:
A hydronic system transfers more heat per dollars worth of gas consumed than a ducted system as there is considerably less heat loss from the small insulated copper pipes than the large warm air ducts and associated fittings.

INCREASE IN HOUSE VALUE:
Most people now perceive Hydronic Heating to be "Rolls Royce" quality and as such can increase the value of your home by more than its initial cost.

Please contact me if you would like me to design and quote for a Hydronic system to suit your home.