Discover the Benefits That Each Type of Hydronic System Could Bring to Your Denver, CO Home
Hydronic and Radiant Heat
If you are looking for an efficient, cost-effective, and extremely comfortable way to heat a house, you should consider radiant. Heated water beneath the floor, or hydronics, is becoming more popular in residential homes, thanks to a flexible cross-linked polyethylene of PEX tubing able to endure a lifespan of more than 100 years. PEX tubing serpentines beneath the floor and uses the entire floor as a heat distribution system. Heat is evenly distributed by system fluid moving through the tubing embedded in the floor, thus radiating heat into the structure. Besides providing more comfort and efficiency, the heating system remains completely hidden—no vents or radiators in sight. Radiant heated walls and ceilings are also an available solution.
GES: Ground Source/Geo-Exchange
Ground source or geo-exchange systems cost more than gas forced-air or boiler-based/conventional A/C heating and cooling systems. The price of the heat-pumps themselves are similar to the other appliances, but the cost of creating the loop field is unique to geo-exchange systems. However, because geo-exchange systems use no fossil fuels and eliminate the need for air conditioning compressors, the annual energy savings are typically between 50 and 65 percent! Those savings recoup the cost of the system over a reasonable period of time and eventually provide a substantial cash flow.
GES: Solar Hot Water
The purpose of solar hot water systems (SHW) is to convert sunlight into heat that is then transferred by means of a fluid to solar collectors located on your roof to the water in your house. The end result saves you money (50 to 80%) by reducing the need for your water heater to run so many times. Solar hot water systems operate very simply. With conventional water heaters, each time you use hot water, cold water replaces that used amount within the heater and the heating process begins. With a solar hot water system, each time you use hot water, heated water (sometimes at a higher temperature) from the solar storage tank is used to replace the water within the tank. The result? Wasting less energy while providing a more than ample supply of hot water.
A high-tech form of cooling is achieved by sending high pressure cooled air forced through small diameter ducts installed in walls, floors, or ceilings. Many older homes without forced-air systems choose this efficient form of AC because of the daunting cost and difficulty of the installation process. High velocity cooling systems minimize alterations by using small diameter ducts that can be more easily threaded through floor, ceiling, and wall cavities. These high velocity systems operate quietly and improve dehumidification, room air mixing, and energy efficiency over standard air-delivery duct systems.
Hydronic snow and ice melting systems offer the highest level of winter convenience and safety. Advanced Hydronics’ systems are designed to sense outdoor temperature and the presence of moisture. When conditions warrant, the system begins operation and manages the accumulation of snow and ice. The system is fully automatic and continues operation as long as necessary. You can be assured that plowed banks, drifting, damage to landscape, deterioration due to salting, and physical damage from plowing are completely eliminated. Hydronic snow and ice melting can be effectively used to melt snow and ice on all types of exterior areas, including driveways, sidewalks, parking areas, steps, wheelchair access ramps, courtyards, pool decks, patios, and roofs.