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Hydronic heating provides superior comfort and control, silently and efficiently. Hydronic heating is the standard practice in modern and comfortable European homes sometimes known as central heating.

Hydronic heating systems uses water to bring heat into your home or business. Water is heated and then piped through each room, allowing the building to be heated with radiant heat from the most efficient sources.

The system can be installed within flooring to provide under-floor radiant heating, or can be routed through wall radiators and even towel rails. If necessary, Overeem Hydronic Heatings highly experienced team can even combine the two – in floor & wall radiators.

Hydronic heating has it’s roots in ancient times, and combined with modern smart & innovative technology produces the most efficient heating system available.

What is Hydronic Heating

Hydronic heating provides superior comfort and control, silently and efficiently. Hydronic heating is the standard practice in modern and comfortable European homes sometimes known as central heating.

Hydronic heating systems uses water to bring heat into your home or business. Water is heated and then piped through each room, allowing the building to be heated with radiant heat from the most efficient sources.  

The system can be installed within flooring to provide under-floor radiant heating, or can be routed through wall radiators and even towel rails. If necessary, Overeem Hydronic Heatings highly experienced team can even combine the two - in floor & wall radiators. 

Hydronic heating has it's roots in ancient times, and combined with modern smart & innovative technology produces the most efficient heating system available.

How does it work?

Water is heated at the heat source and then rapidly circulated throughout the piping installed in the building, where it flows through radiators installed in each room, or in an underfloor system, through piping coiled within the slab.

Heat energy from the water is transferred via a radiant & convective process to the surrounding areas and as a result the whole building is gently raised to the appropriate temperature providing, pleasant and healthy heating. This is in contrast to a split-system reverse cycle air conditioner (heat pump) where air is heated by an electric heater and blown into the room by a noisy fan. This method relies on convective heat transfer to heat the surroundings, resulting in far less efficient and comfortable heating of the space.


We can supply and install a wide range of heat sources for your hydronic heating system, from heat pump units, to gas & wood fired boilers, solar thermal units, or electric or biofuel. We can even use your PV solar array to heat and store water for use throughout the entire day. Whatever path you'd like to take, we can make sure that you have the best system to meet your needs. For more information on boilers & fuel types see Heat Sources.

Efficiency

Hydronic heating is the most efficient way to properly & comfortably heat an entire building. "How can this be, reverse cycle units can be more than 100% efficient!?" Whilst it is true that a reverse cycle air conditioner (heat pump, ducted heat pump etc) is very efficient, it comes down to how that heat is actually transferred to the space - which in this case, is your home or office.

In a forced air heating system such as a reverse cycle air conditioner or ducted gas system the air immediately in the unit is heated and then blown using increased air pressure from a noisy fan into the room. This has a number of drawbacks; it relies on the convective heat transfer capabilities of air to heat the surroundings, and the increase in air pressure actually pushes the warm air upwards and out through any cracks or cavities. Just imagine trying to heat a home with high ceilings!

Hydronic heating relies on the radiant and convective heat transfer properties of water instead of air. This radiant heating is much more effective at heating the room, and does not increase the air pressure possibly creating drafts and definitely causing the room to become stuffy. Hydronic heating provides a far more consistent and even heat distribution which means less energy is used trying to heat the rooms, and that means less money spent!

Why Hydronic Heating

Hydronic heating provides many benefits over other traditional home & office heating methods. Don't be afraid of the name! Hydronic heating is very simple, & very cost-effective.

The smart choice for: efficiency

Did you know that compared to ducted central heating, as a method of heating your whole house, hydronic heating can be up to 35% more efficient? There are many reasons why hydronic heating is the most efficient way to heat your home or office. Hydronic systems circulate heated water throughout the building, this water has a far higher heat capacity than air & transfers its energy to the surroundings via radiant heating; All of this is far more effective a method of heating than forced air heating methods. Hydronic systems also heat the entire space evenly, meaning more control and less heat loss. Modern hydronic heating systems can even allow you to control the temperature of different areas according to your needs.

The smart choice for: comfort

Hydronic heating is the most comfortable way to heat your home. Hydronic heating is a gentle heat that warms your entire house by distributing an even radiant heat, avoiding moisture buildup, uncomfortable hot spots and drafts or smells.

Hydronic heating systems also offer more control, allowing you to personalise your heating requirements throughout the house.

Best of all, hydronic heating systems operate silently, so you won't be disturbed by noisy fans or drafts.

The smart choice for: health

What does the heating method have to do with you and your family's health? By circulating water throughout pipes and radiators, hydronic heating gently warms your whole house in a pleasant, hygenic way. Forced air heating (central heating, air conditioner) systems blow air around your house, circulating airborne contaminants, allergens and dust. To keep the occupants warm, forced air systems have to heat the room temperature to a higher level resulting in discomfort and dry throats.

Hydronic heating is a form of radiant heating, meaning radiant energy transfers heat from the source to an object, just like how the sun heats warms up the day. Hydronic heating replicates this natural behaviour and produces enhanced air quality and a healthier home.