Hydronic Underfloor Heating Systems

One type of underfloor heating system is the hydronic heating system. What are these systems and how do they work?

Hydronic systems are water based systems that are used to uniformly heat whole houses or even multi-story areas. These systems can often also be used to heat the hot water supply.

hydronic_underfloor_heating_systemsHydronic systems work by a series of pipes under the floors which hot water (heated by a boiler or other heat source such as gas or wood burner) is passed through, heating the floor above it. The house or area can be divided into separate areas and heating applied accordingly.