Frequently Asked Questions

How does hydronic heating work?

 A Hydronic heating system consists of the following main components:

  • A heat source is used to heat the water to a thermostatically controlled temperature. The heat source can be natural gas, LPG, electric or solid fuel
  • The piping system which is usually made of copper, PEX or multilayer pipe carries the heated water from the heat source to heating appliance and back again for reheating in a closed loop.
  • A pump that circulates the water through the piping system.
  • Heating appliances such as radiators, towel rails, ThermaSkirt, floor coils, convectors and combinations thereof transfer the heat into the room.
  • A thermostat(s) controls the temperature and optimizes the comfort levels throughout the house.

Can hydronic heating be put in new and existing homes?

Yes.  Most housing, whether new builds or existing homes, can have hydronic heating installed.  Contact us to discuss your hydronic heating needs.

What are the benefits of hydronic heating over ducted heating?

There is a world of difference between hydronic heating and ducted heating. Not only is hydronic heating cleaner, silent and draught-free, but its effectiveness in quickly heating a home to an optimum temperature is second to none. A hydronic heating system also won’t generate any by-products commonly associated with ducted heating, such as dust circulation and an increase in aero-allergens. These common triggers for asthma and other breathing allergies will not be a problem in your home. 

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