Even in Florida, we are knee-deep in the wintertime. As recently as 2021, the temperature in Tampa went down to 42 degrees Fahrenheit in February, proving that indoor heating is also essential in the sunshine state. Cielo, a brand of Smart climate control products, posted a blog about hydronic heating systems, saying, “People living in areas with shorter heating seasons also use this system on a much smaller scale.”

Hydronic Heating and Hydronic Heating Systems

Hydronic heating refers to distributing heated liquid through tubes that radiate the heat throughout a building. The same blog post from Cielo’s website clearly describes hydronic heating systems: “These systems constitute a heat source and a network of tubes that transport the heated fluid to other parts of your home.” This heating system is often located in a building’s floors, radiators, walls, baseboards, and even towel bars.

How Hydronic Heating Works

Hydronic heating systems function through the processes of conduction and radiation. First, a boiler uses conduction to heat water or another liquid. Please read one of our previous posts to understand better how boilers work. Next, the liquid passes through the pipes of the system, warming up anything it touches, also through conduction. Finally, the heated liquid’s warmth spreads throughout the building’s interior spaces through radiation. For example, a blog posted to the website for InterCounty Supply, a heating, plumbing, and air-conditioning supply house, explains, “Not only will you have a warm room this way, but you can eliminate cold floors on chilly mornings. When the hot liquid reaches the radiator or hydronic baseboard heater, it then radiates the heat from the water throughout the room.”

The Pros and Cons of Hydronic Heating

The alternative to a hydronic heating system is a forced air furnace systems. An article on FirstSupply.com, a company that services the building community, describes how these furnaces work “by blowing heated air into a space to displace cooler air.” The pros of hydronic heating are:

According to the InterCounty Supply blog post, “Hydronic heating is an energy-efficient way to provide clean, warm, and comfortable heat through your home.” However, hydronic heating systems do have some advantages. Its cons include:

For more details on the advantages and disadvantages discussed above, please visit the article on FirstSupply.com. Our energy experts will also point you toward the heating product that best fits your home or business. As for the disadvantages, Engineering Energy Equipment will take care of the maintenance and solutions to whatever heating system you choose.


https://www.currentresults.com/Yearly-Weather/USA/FL/Tampa/extreme-annual-tampa-low-temperature.php (not referenced, but used)