Underfloor hydronic heating is a smart integrated space heating solution. The largest advantage is the way it maintains the temperature, through radiant design, rather than fans. This means no additional energy required to get the home to a set temperature, as it will be maintained automatically all year round.
The principle of hydronic heat is simple. A hot liquid, usually water, is circulated continuously through piping to transfer heat to the air of a home. Because the water is recirculated, the system does not increase water usage.
Radiant heating eliminates dampness and excessive humidity, and reduces mould and dust mites considerably as your home is kept dry. Underfloor heating is the perfect heating solution for people with asthma and allergies, as dust doesn’t get blown around the home. You’ll notice a big difference in the reduction of condensation on windows too.
Your furniture and drapes also stay cleaner thanks to the elimination of dust being blown over surfaces as is the case with forced-air heating systems.
It’s also safe for children; with no flames, fans or hot surfaces to burn, it’s safe for both children and the elderly. Circulation also improves because your feet are kept warm.
When combined with solar power generation, enables energy stored in the floor (like a battery) to be released in the evenings when needed. This represents big savings at the end of the months, as the electricity being
Coupled with economical running costs compared to other electric radiant systems, means that hydronic underfloor heating is becoming highly desired by discerning kiwi homeowners and house builders.