Is Hydronic Heating Right for Your New Home?

Summer may be well on its way, but as any Tacoma resident knows, the heating season never truly ends. We definitely experience some chilly nights even after the warmest of days. On that point, it’s important to always be on the lookout for heating systems and be aware of what options are available for your home.

In fact, if you are constructing a new home in the area, hydronic heating could be a great choice for you. Also commonly referred to as radiant heating, hydronic heating uses tubing to run a hot liquid either beneath your flooring, along baseboard heaters, or through radiators to heat your home.  While the concept of hydronic heating is not new, it’s become a very popular heating choice in recent years.

So What Are the Benefits?

  • Warm Flooring: When you install hydronic heating underneath your flooring, it provides sufficient, even heating by infusing the floors with that heat. You don’t have to worry any more about making that trek to the restroom on a chilly morning while walking over cold bathroom tiles or wood flooring.
  • Balanced Humidity: With hydronic heating, it’s easier to maintain a decent humidity level in your home. This is because unlike an air-forced system, it won’t dry out your air. This is beneficial as dry air can have a significantly negative impact on your property and health.
  • Less Noise: Hydronic heating equipment does make noise, particularly if utilizing a boiler. However, you will typically hear less of the system shutting on and off as you would a forced-air system. Plus, steady heat radiates into the room with no disruption, or cold and hot spots due to drafts.
  • Zone Control Capabilities: With hydronic heating, you can achieve personalized temperature control through the use of various zones throughout your house. This is ideal for homes with multiple occupants.

For quality hydronic heating system installation in Tacoma, WA, contact Sound Heating today. 

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