It’s not a question of which is better – because both hydronic heating and ducted heating are great heating and cooling solutions.
It’s more a question of which is the most suitable heating solution for your next project, whether that’s a single-family home build or a multi-level construction.
Read on to learn more!
Modern and efficient heating
When looking at heating systems to install for a build, you’re faced with a number of great solutions.
All modern systems are efficient and reliable and are suitable in most types of buildings.
Not every home is the same though, and for some builds or renovations, a certain system might seem more logical than another. The choice comes down to not just your individual preference but what experts deem to be the most suitable solution for your property.
One comparison we face often is that of ducted heating vs. hydronic heating. Most people are familiar with the structure of ducted heating, but usually want to know whether hydronic heating is a more suitable option.
We can help you make the right choice, and in fact may also suggest that you combine both hydronic and ducted heating in the home.
This blog will explain to you the differences between the systems and give you all the information you need to help make that decision a little easier.
Quick overview of ducted heating system
Ducted heating systems provide hot air throughout your home, promoting comfort through chillier months of the year.
Hot air is pumped through ducts above the ceiling of all rooms in a home, and released down into each room of your home. The temperature can be controlled easily with a thermostat, offering complete control over the system.
Ducted heating systems also offer low maintenance and easy to install, and when repairs are needed
Ducted heating’s newer counterpart, hydronic heating
The main way hydronic heating is distinct from ducted heating is in the way it delivers heat.
Through hydronic heating, heat is supplied through pipes behind your walls or underneath your flooring. That heats then surfaces to provide effective centralised heating to your rooms. It’s a powerful system that work really well and has a number of unique benefits to consider.
Ducted heating and hydronic heating compared
So how does the ducted heating system compare to the hydronic heating system? Have a look to see where they both excel.
Out of sight
Both systems benefit from being completely hidden from view.
Unlike a radiator or portable heating unit, the unit for both systems is hidden so you don’t have to worry about finding a place for it in your room.
Heating units aren’t very aesthetic, but this benefit isn’t only a visual concern.
Some heating units can be dangerous near household items and even have the potential to start a house fire. Your ceiling, walls and floors don’t just work to hide your heating system but keep it protected, too.
Ducted heating system are one of the quietest systems available today, making next-to-no noise. Whereas other heating systems are loud and noisy, this system will fit in nicely with your home and living.
Want something more? How about no noise? Hydronic heating systems make no noise at all, heating your house in pure silence. You really can’t get any better than that, can you?
Efficient energy use
Both the hydronic heating system and the ducted heating system boast of powerful efficiency to make the most out of all energy it uses and keep those bills low. These systems are hard to beat when it comes to efficiency!