Hydronic heating is not a new heating concept, buts it multiple uses in the home have put it back in the spotlight once again. However, its name can lead to a great deal of confusion as to what it is, and how it works. Hydronic heating is any type of heating that uses forced hot water. This can be done through gas, oil, and even wood-burning heat systems through radiators and pipes. However, it can also be used in a radiant system. Radiant systems are types of heating which are used to heat an object or a surface, rather than creating and releasing hot air itself. This system has another more commonly used name: heated floors. But hydronic systems don’t have to be used just for the floors of your home–they can be used outdoors as well as inside. Within the home, radiant floors are the most efficient type of heating available today. As they rise up from the floor itself, they heat the home more evenly, and you can kiss those unsightly baseboard radiators goodbye. They also heat the home longer between cycles, so you’ll find yourself running a radiant heater less. Outdoors, hydronic heating can be used to get rid of ice and snow and even warm up bodies of water. Sick of shoveling out ice melt every winter and dealing with the back-breaking work of snow removal? Turn your driveway into a hydronic radiant heated driveway. Wish you could get more use out of your swimming pool? You can go swimming for far more months of the year with a hydronic radiant heating system warming the sides and bottom of your swimming pool this year. Hydronic heating through a radiant heater system can be used to give you the home of your dreams, all through one convenient and reliable central heater.