In construction industry, hydronic heating systems are not a new name today. With change in technology, there are a lot of new techniques introduced that are not only helpful but save a lot of energy as well. One such system that is widely used in construction of buildings in urban areas is hydronic radiation system. This system is installed under the floors of the building so that the rooms can get warmer temperature in coldest time.
What Is Hydronic Heating System?
Hydronic means water or any liquid flow that is used to create ample heat in any room. You have heard of air heater machines that are being used to heat the air in room. This system is far better and comfortable than conventional machines. In this system liquid working flow is being used to create heat through the floors of the room and that created heat evenly spread over the floors that provide high temperature in rooms. This system is installed under the tiles while constructing the building.
Types of Hydronic Heating Systems: Basic Needful Tools
Hydronic heat system requires a number of basic tools that are used for the floor heating. These are as follows:
- Liquid working flow: A liquid material is a must in the system. Preferably water is being used in hydronic as it is the best medium of heat conductor. Other liquids like mineral oil or glycol can also be used in this system.
- Boiler: is the second tool that is needed in the system. Boiler is a machine that helps the liquid to get heated quickly and this machine comes in different types such as tank-less heater, solar heater, hot water and heating system boiler and so on.
- Pipes / Tubes: These are plastic made pipes that are placed beneath the tiles or the kind of floor you have in your home. These pipes which are made of PEX or sometimes other types of plastic materials. help to run the water in hydronic heating systems.
- Pumps: Pumps are needed to circulate the water or liquid in the pipesfor continuous heat creation. . .
- Thermostat: Thermostat is helpful to give the direction of the water into the pipe. The flow of the water and especially in what direction it should be moved is directed by the attached thermostat.
- Exchanger: Exchanger decides how much heat should be transferred to the rooms to the floors. This also helps to regulate the heating in different rooms.
So, these basic tools are placed and installed in the system while building the house. The installer has to be careful about testing the system frequently as there are possibilities of water leakages and fluid freezing.
How Do Hydronic Heating Systems Work?
Hydronic heating is basically a method through which heat created by liquid is transferred to an empty space through floors of the buildings. There are three major steps through which the hydronic system works.
- Step 1: The liquid flow or working fluid is being heated properly and quickly by using boiler.
- Step 2: The heated water is pumped inside the tubes and the tubes are placed under the floor.
- Step 3: Once the heat created from water hits the floors, by radiation method it starts releasing the heat in the empty space in the room.
Any person or any object present in the room will be able to feel the warmth coming out from the floor.