The days are getting colder, though perhaps a bit more slowly than some of us would like. Even so, though, it’s a good idea to make sure that you have a reliable home heating system in place before winter begins. If you don’t have a reliable home heating system installed already, you should consider installing a hydronic boiler system. Read on to find out how a hydronic boiler system works, and why you should install one in your home.
What is a Hydronic Boiler System?
A hydronic boiler system is a system that distributes heat throughout the home using hot water. The boiler heats the water, then pumps it through a pipe network installed in the walls or subfloor of each room in the home. As the hot water flows through the pipes, the heat radiates through the walls or subfloor to heat the room. This is called “radiant heating.” Occasionally, the pipe network may have terminals like iron radiators or baseboard heaters attached to it.
Advantages of a Hydronic Boiler System
Boilers are far more energy efficient than forced air systems. They don’t have to deal with duct leaks, which account for losses of up to 30%, according to the US Department of Energy. They also don’t use air to transport heat, which is good since water absorbs heat better and stays hot for longer.
Boilers also heat rooms much more evenly than forced air systems. Warm air rises to the top of the room, and sinks as it cools. This creates hot and cold spots. Radiant heating keeps all of the heat near the floor of the room, where it benefits occupants the most.
If you’d like to install a hydronic boiler system in your home, call Saddleback Plumbing. We install and service hydronic boiler systems throughout Laguna Hills, CA.