Hydronic systems use hot water, or alternative heated liquid, that is circulated throughout the home through loops of plastic tubing. These tubes are installed within your homes concrete slab or floor joist system as radiant flooring, and allow the heat to radiate evenly across the entire floor surface.
The liquid in a radiant system begins in a boiler, where it is heated before flowing to a plumbing manifold system. Your plumbing manifold acts as the control center by connecting to the thermostat and directing the correct temperature of water to the various heating zones of your home. This allows each zone to maintain a personalized, steady temperature. Pumps work to constantly circulate newly heated water into the tubing, while cooler water is returned to the boiler to begin its journey again.
A hydronic baseboard radiator can easily heat most rooms quickly and efficiently. There are also "stand alone hydronic heaters" that have a fixed water tube connected to a boiler system and thermostat for heating.
Contact Lloyd's Heating & Cooling for more information on these types of systems.