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Hydronic Heating 101

Hydronic Heating 101

I know heating your house is the last thing you want to think about this time of the year. In fact if you are like me, you have finally turned off your heat and are looking forward to the next several months of nice Minnesota warm weather, or a break from the costly heating bills!

If you are looking for a more efficient way to heat your home or office then why not consider Hydroic Heating–more commonly known as radiant floor heating is a method of heating a home, shop, or other building with the heat concentrated in the floor. It works by embedding special tubing in a concrete foundation or in a thin concrete mixture on top of a wood-framed floor. Heated water (or a food-grade antifreeze mixture) flows through this tubing, warming the thermal mass of the concrete.

Conventional forced-air systems, wood stoves, or other heating methods produce uneven heat, with the highest air temperatures near the ceilings. Unlike traditional heating methods Hydronic heating puts the heat in the floor under your feet, gently warming a room or a complete structure. This results in similar heating levels with superior comfort without wasting energy and money in monthly fuel bills. The warm water circulated through the tubing in a radiant floor may come from solar collectors, water heaters, demand water heaters, wood stoves, or heat pumps.

Excel Mechanical has trained and certified staff available for your next heating project.

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