Hydronic Heating Systems
Installation in DC, Maryland & Virginia
When it comes to heating your home, a traditional forced-air heating system isn't your only option. There are a number of different ways that you can heat your home effectively and in a potentially more efficient manner. One of these ways is through a hydronic heating system.
If you’re interested in hydronic heating systems in Maryland, Washington D.C. or Virginia, then be sure to contact us at Stang Plumbing & Heating in order to receive a free estimate today. Call us at 301-926-1462.
What Is a Hydronic Heating System?
A hydronic heating system is a system that uses hot water to heat the home. Basically, a gas boiler is used to produce heat using natural gas or propane. That heat is then transferred to water tubes in the heat exchanger. Water is heated up and then delivered throughout the home via base boards, radiators or heating tubes installed in the floor. The hot water then returns to the boiler. In addition to heating the home, this system can be used to supply your home with hot water.
What Are the Benefits of a Hydronic Heating System?
The following are some of the benefits of installing a hydronic heating system over a traditional forced-air heating system:
- Provide more even heating - Heat rises, this is just a scientific fact. This means that with a forced-air heating system, the heat that comes out of your registers will quickly rise towards your ceilings and up to the second floor. This often leaves bottom levels of the home colder than top levels - and also causes hard floors to be cold to the touch. With hydronic heating systems, the heat will rise from the floors. Not only does this provide more even heating throughout the home, it keeps your hard floors from staying cold. Basically, a hydronic heating system allows for better home comfort.
- Have more control over heat in the home - With a forced-air heating system, if you want to heat up the living room, you'll have to heat up the whole house. This isn't very efficient if there's nobody in the bedrooms. With hydronic heating, you can set up different zones throughout your home. You can control the temperature in these zones separately, thereby giving you more control over the temperature of each room.
- Produce less noise when heating the home - A furnace can make a lot of noise, especially an older one that has just cycled on. Hydronic heating systems typically operate in silence, which adds to the overall comfort of your home.
- Improve energy efficiency - Hydronic heating is much more energy efficient, which means you can cut down on your monthly energy costs by installing a hydronic heating system. First of all, being able to control different zones means you won't have to waste energy. Secondly, water is a better conductor of heat than air, which means less energy is needed to produce and distribute heat. Forced-air heating systems also tend to lose a lot of heat.
As you can see, there are a lot of benefits to installing a hydronic heating system instead of just settling on a typical forced-air heating system. For more information about installing a hydronic heating system, contact us at Stang Plumbing & Heating.
Schedule Hydronic Heating Installation in Virginia, Washington, D.C., or Maryland
Contact Stang Plumbing & Heating for an estimate today. Whether you need hydronic heating system installation, replacement, or repair, we can help. We have an excellent reputation within the Washington, DC area and have earned a top rating in the Washington Checkbook every year since 1989. Additionally, Stang has earned a coveted “A” rating from Angie’s List, the country’s most trusted source for contractor and service company ratings. Contact us today and find out why our customer service ratings are so high!