It’s no secret that winters in the Pacific Northwest can become quite cold. If your building’s heating system doesn’t produce the heat you need efficiently, a radiant heating system may be ideal.
Using boilers, these systems circulate hot water throughout the building using hydronic pipes which are installed into the flooring and/or walls.
Whether your fuel source comes from electricity, oil, or propane, there are a variety of hydronic boilers to suit your needs. If you’re interested in having hydronic piping installed in your Portland OR area building, turn to Heinz Mechanical Industries. We specialize in hydronic systems for radiant heating.
How Hydronic Heating Systems Work
In hydronic heating systems, the boiler heats water and sends it to different rooms through pipes located below baseboard registers. The baseboard registers will then raise the temperature of the room by transferring heat from the hot water.
A closed loop boiler system begins at a boiler and forms a loop which ends at the same unit. It utilizes hydronics, which is the use of water as a medium for heat transfer. Terminal units are placed along the loop and act as heat exchangers. They move the thermal energy from the water and place it into the spaces that need to be heated or cooled.
Benefits of Hydronic Piping
- Cleaner: they have the ability to make a positive impact on the amount of energy that is consumed. Water is incredibly efficient as a heat conductor, due to its higher density when compared to air which is a significant advantage as water can quickly and effectively heat your building.
- Reduced humidity: hydronic piping provides warmt without drying out your building as much as forced air can.
- Reduced allergens: no air is being pushed out of vents which also means you don’t have to worry about changing air filters.
- Reduced noise levels: because no fans, motors, or vents are used by this type of heating system. The water that pushes through the piping is totally silent.
Cost-savings: One of the biggest benefits of using hydronic piping is the savings that it will bring. Hydronic heating systems cost around 20% less to operate than ducted systems.
Hydronic Plumbing Systems in Portland OR
If you’re ready to make the switch to radiant heating, turn to Heinz Mechanical Industries. With more than 38 years of experience, our trusted contractors will help keep your building comfortable all year long. Contact us today to schedule service.
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