WHAT IS HYDRONIC HEATING,
and Why Is It Right for Orange County Homes?
Hydronic heating, or radiant floor heating, is an energy-efficient heating system that uses tubes to run hot liquid beneath the floor, along baseboards, or through radiators in the home. With hydronic heating, you have greater control over where you use heat in your home, allowing you to save on your monthly heating bill and lower your environmental impact. Kalka Plumbing, Heating, and Air provide hydronic heating installation throughout Irvine, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Clemente, and the rest of Orange County.
Hydronic heating starts with an energy-efficient boiler. The boiler creates high-temperature water that moves in tubes to a plumbing manifold system. The manifold acts as the control center by connecting to the thermostat and directing the correct temperature of water to the heating zones in your home. Each zone can maintain a personalized, steady temperature. Pumps work to circulate newly heated water into the tubing, while cooler water is returned to the boiler to begin its journey again. A hydronic heating system allows for temperature customization while maintaining amazing levels of energy efficiency.
The Benefits of Radiant Floor Heating
Here’s why Kalka Plumbing, Heating, and Air recommends radiant floor heating for homes in Newport Coast, Corona del Mar, and Coto de Casa:
Energy Efficient – Radiant floor heating systems are more efficient than traditional heating systems because water is a better heat conductor than air, making it easier to use less energy for warmth to be transferred throughout your home. Reduced energy consumption benefits the environment. Additionally, a hydronic system has been shown to cost 20-40% less than traditional heating systems each month.
Comfort & Personalization – With hydronic heating systems, you can personalize the temperature of different zones in your home. The kitchen can be a different temperature than the kids’ room. You can also maintain a more balanced humidity level with hydronic heating because it doesn’t use dry air. Hydronic heating systems are quieter than traditional systems. You won’t hear the system kicking on in the middle of the night.
Health – Traditional heating systems push air around your home stirring up dust and allergens that can cause asthma and discomfort for your family. With hydronic heating systems, this is a nonissue, since it doesn’t require moving air to heat the home.
Southern California is an amazing place to live. With the mild climate, many homes can use hydronic heating alone to meet their heating needs. Kalka Plumbing, Heating, and Air can help plan the installation of hydronic heating to your home in Orange County. Call us today to learn more about how we can help.