Hydronic radiator heating is beautiful in its simplicity. The hydronic system simply heats water and moves it through sealed pipes to radiators throughout the home. The sealed system can also be used to heat towel rails, floor slabs, even swimming pools, anywhere where it is needed.
Hydronic radiator heating systems use water to move heat from where it is produced to where it is needed. The water within the system is neither the source of the heat nor its destination; only its “conveyor belt.” Heat is absorbed by the water at a heat source, conveyed by the water through the distribution piping, and finally released into a heated space by a heat emitter.
Modern hydronic technology enables heat to be delivered precisely when and where it is needed. Hundreds of system configurations are possible, each capable of meeting the exact comfort requirements of its owner.
Some may be as simple as a tank-type water heater connected to a loop of flexible plastic tubing for warming a bathroom floor (Slab heating). Others may use two or more boilers operated in stages, releasing their heat through an assortment of heat emitters. The same boiler(s) may also provide the building’s domestic hot water. They might even heat the swimming pool, or melt snow as it falls on the driveway. Well designed and properly installed hydronic systems provide unsurpassed comfort and energy efficiency for the life of the building.
A quick overview of hydronic radiator styles
Steel Panel Radiators
High performance and design – Steel panel radiators are high performance with an elegant, superb finish and design. What you and your family want most from a radiator – is to create a warm and comfortable home as quickly as possible and also to be economical to run. Convector fins welded directly to the waterways increase the effective heating surface area – which in turn results in a significantly quicker warm up time for your home.
Thermostatic Radiator Valves Set the TRV’s to the level you want for the room; a lower setting uses less energy and so will save you money.
Style, quality, innovation and performance – Not words usually associated with radiators, however, with our great selection of designer radiators we can show you many stylish ways to heat your home. Use your design flair and individuality with our designer range. Whatever you want from your heating system you will discover it’s possible to keep warm in style.
Break through the boundaries of traditional thinking with innovative technologies which heat better, faster, cleaner, and are more environmentally friendly.
Cast Iron Radiators
The cast iron radiator is perhaps what most people envisage when you talk about Hydronic heating. Timeless character cast iron radiators have a great appeal to many people – the rough, rustic, almost unfinished surface provides great character for the home that requires special effects.
Cast iron radiators can combine the elegance of a bygone era with the performance of high efficiency heating – due to the inherent ability of cast iron to spread and retain heat for much longer periods than steel.
Radiators are supplied undercoated white and are treated to resist atmospheric agents. This makes an ideal primer for the finishing coat of enamel in your colour choice.
Steel Tubular Radiators
Elegant and Stylish – Contemporary, elegant and stylish – tubular radiators can be used as an architectural feature of your home while combining looks and warmth in one superior product.
Manufactured with great attention to appearance – a key feature of the tubular radiators is the perfectly smooth lustrous finish without any traces of weld joints, allowing you to make a statement or blend with any interior décor.
Hydronic heating is beautiful in its simplicity. The hydronic system simply heats water and moves it through sealed pipes to radiators throughout the home. The sealed system can also be used to heat towel rails, floor slabs, even swimming pools, anywhere where it is needed.
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