How Is Hydronic Heating Different From Forced Air?

Furnaces and boilers are two of the most common heating systems in the country because they offer homeowners comfortable and efficient heating. But what actually makes them different? Are there any advantages of one system over the other? The Ajax, ON hydronic heating experts at Advantage Airtech have years of experience working with all different types and brands of forced-air and hydronic heating systems.  We thought it would be a good idea to weigh in on the issue and give our thoughts about hydronic heating systems.

Hydronic Heat vs. Forced-Air

Hydronic heaters are vastly different from forced-air systems. Whether you have under-floor heating, hydronic baseboard or wall heating you likely have a water or steam boiler. The boiler is the main source of heat for all hydronic systems. While the name might suggest that the water boils, a boiler usually doesn’t heat the water to boiling temperature—unless it is a steam system.

Once the water is hot enough, a pump will push it through a series of tubes throughout your home. The heat from the water radiates out into your living space and warms your home.

With a forced-air system, like a furnace or heat pump, they heat the air and then push it throughout your home through a series of ducts.

Benefits of Ajax, ON Hydronic Heating

There are a couple potential benefits to hydronic heating. The first is that many people find hydronic heating more comfortable than forced-air. While this is personal preference it is something to consider. Another tremendous benefit to Ajax, ON hydronic heating is that it often allows homeowners to set the temperature a couple of degrees cooler. This is because of the type of heating that hydronic systems provide.

If you’d like to learn more about this type of heating just call the Ajax, ON hydronic heating experts at Advantage Airtech. We have years of experience installing and repairing all different types of hydronic systems. We can answer any questions that you might have and help you find a good system for your home.