Are you currently building a brand-new home? Have you ever considered an unconventional method of heating? If the answer is yes, hydronic/ radiant flooring may be the solution to your heating and cooling needs.
Plumbing & Hydronics Experts!
You may be asking yourself, “What exactly is hydronic heating and cooling?” The answer is actually quite simple and as follows: A hydronic heating and cooling system uses a boiler to heat up hot water and circulate it through PVC pipes that are installed in the concrete foundation of your home. Water is then heated and warms the surface of the floor, which then warms up the rest of the room. In a hydronic radiant heating system, rooms of the home are separated by zones which serve to distribute air evenly throughout the home so that each area of your home can be controlled by separate thermostats. Due to comfort and uniform levels of heat that is supplied, hydronic radiant floor heating is growing fast in popularity among homeowners throughout the Truckee, Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe area.
You may also be asking yourself," What are some of the other benefits of hydronic heating and cooling?" Below we have summarized why hydronic heating and cooling may be the answer to your heating and cooling needs.
Benefits of Hydronic Heating & Cooling Include:
Hydronic heating & cooling is more comfortable.
Hydronic heating & cooling systems are healthier.
There is no dust or pollen circulating throughout heating ducts.
Hydronic heating and cooling is a perfect solution for those who suffer from allergies such as asthma or chronic bronchitis.
Hydronic heating and cooling systems evenly distribute heat from room to room.
With a hydronic heating and cooling system there are no hot or cold spots to worry about.
With a hydronic system you can expect approximately 30% to 40% reduction in heating cost compared to traditional systems.
A hydronic system is a perfect addition for low temperature heat sources such as solar panels and heat pumps.
In conclusion hydronic heating and cooling is a cost effective, energy efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional heating for residential purpose. Yes, it is a financial investment, however when you consider the long-term advantages and the many tax incentives available as well as the unmatched comfort, you will see why it just makes sense, especially if you are investing in a new home.