Understanding a commercial hydronic heating system

A hydronic heating system is a type of HVAC system that utilizes water to transfer heat energy throughout a building. Water has excellent heat transferability, and it’s non-toxic and inexpensive, making it a great choice. Read on to learn how a commercial hydronic heating system works and some of its benefits.

Heat Delivery

In order to deliver heat, the water must be heated. There are many different ways to go about this, including geothermal heat pumps, radiant heating, fan coils, boiler systems, and others. After the water is heated by the boiler, it’s pumped throughout a building to air handling or thermal units. Once there, it transfers energy with air from the ventilation system. The water then recirculates back to the boiler to be reheated, and the process starts again.

Benefits of Hydronic Heating Systems

Hydronic heating systems are extremely versatile and energy-efficient. They can be used to heat not only buildings but also swimming pools, towel rails, and floor slabs. These systems can also be zoned, offering the ability to keep unoccupied rooms at lower temperatures, which lowers energy consumption and heat loss.

Commercial hydronic systems are a natural alternative to utilizing water and natural gas, making them eco-friendly. They also use up to 70% less energy than traditional, which makes them cost-effective solutions to heating commercial buildings. These systems also contain a few moving parts and can remain maintenance free for years. However, the component that heats the water should be serviced at least once a year.

Burkholder’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been serving the residents of Emmaus, PA, and surrounding areas since 1960. We work under the philosophy to always treat customers the way we would like to be treated. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.

In addition to hydronic systems, we can install air- and water-cooled chillers, rooftop units, VRV systems, computer room systems, clean room HVAC systems, ventilation systems, and other options. We also offer interior ductwork design, sheet metal fabrication, process piping, and commercial maintenance agreements.