Hydronic Heating & Cooling
The word ‘hydronic’ means a cooling or heating system that transfers heat by circulating water through a closed system of pipes. The water can be heated or cooled to provide a home heating or cooling system. Find out more about the benefits of using hydronics to heat or cool your home and how Australian Hydronic Heating and Cooling can help you find the best solution.
While hydronic systems are usually associated with heating your home, they are also efficient at providing cooling for your home. Just as hydronic systems increase the water temperature to provide heating, a small decrease in the water temperature can provide cooling to your home in the summer months.
Hydronic heating and cooling systems are also considered healthier than air conditioning systems as they don’t blow allergens and contaminants around your home, or create drafts. While the upfront costs are often higher, the long term financial and health benefits are worth the initial investment. These systems can be installed when renovating or in new builds.
What is Hydronic Heating?
Benefits of Hydronic Heating
Often installing underfloor heating or radiators is not an option for many homes, but there are hydronic alternatives. Plinth Heaters offer a great alternative if you want to heat your kitchen or laundry but don’t want to take up valuable room with radiators or wall mounted air conditioners. A similar space saving alternative is ThermaSkirt, which replaces your skirting board with a hydronic heating system that heats your home. Trench heaters or Fan Convectors use your hydronic system to pump heated air into your room through trench heaters in your floor or fan convectors on your walls.
Full Hydronic system installation
Australian Hydronic Heating and Cooling (a division of AJ’s Plumbing Pty Ltd), based in Sydney, is able to offer a full hydronic heating service, from installation of the boiler, installation of the radiator or underfloor heating system, through to maintenance and repair. We have access to the full range of the world’s leading hydronic underfloor heating and radiator products to satisfy most heating requirements and are equipped to cover industrial, commercial, and domestic work.
Hydronic Hot Water Storage Tanks
Australian Hydronic Heating and Cooling can provide you with a range of hydronic hot water storage tanks, and can work with you to source the best option to suit your needs. An example of a storage tank that we use is the Exegi Premium Duplex Stainless Steel Buffer and Combi tanks. These are mains pressure storage tanks that can be located both internally and externally. They can be used with any energy source such as heat pumps, wood fires or solar. The main features of these tanks are as follows:
Just as hydronic systems can be used to heat water and your home, they can also be used to cool water and therefore cool your home in summer. Similar to the heating system, cold water is passed through pipes which can be installed in ceilings, floors or walls. The water temperature only needs to be a few degrees below the desired indoor room temperature. This means it is very efficient to run and provides an even distribution of temperature compared to an air conditioning system.
Combining a hydronic heating and cooling system can provide you with year round temperature control for your Sydney home – a very efficient and cost effective solution. Find out more about our hydronic cooling solutions. Read more …