Are hydronic heating systems suitable for a commercial space?

Hydronic heating systems use water to spread heat throughout a building.

  • They do not have ductwork.

Therefore, they prevent allergens and dust from spreading in your home. Unlike forced-air heating systems, hydronic systems don’t make noise because they lack fans, making them a suitable option for commercial spaces. A hydronic unit warms a building through pipes put under the floor. This makes the heating more efficient as the warmth will radiate from the lower part of your home to the upper part of your living space. Hydronic units eliminate the need to open or close your doors to increase the HVAC system’s efficiency. In addition to this, you can adjust room temperatures as per the needs of each office room or commercial space. Hydronic heating systems do not dry out the moisture from the commercial space. A commercial space that uses a hydronic heating system is less likely to experience fire hazards as there are no naked flames. Installing a hydronic heating system may be costly at first, but the cost of operating makes up for the high HVAC installation cost. It also has a longer lifespan than other HVAC units because it doesn’t have many moving parts to warrant frequent repairs and maintenance. A hydronic heating system is flexible and versatile as the piping can be placed on walls and be routed throughout the commercial space. The disadvantage of a hydronic heating system is that pipes might burst when the temperatures drop and the pipes still have water in them. This can be averted by insulating your hydronic pipes before winter. Another disadvantage is that it is a single-purpose system, unlike other units that provide heating and cooling.

 

 

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