What is Hydronic Heating?
Hydronic heating (also called radiant floor heating or in slab heating) is an energy-efficient way to increase a building’s ambient room temperature with the distribution of warm, circulating water. Creates a gentle, warming heat without many of the disadvantages of conventional heating. For over 700 years, different forms of hydronic heating have been used.
The Daikin Altherma range consists of a series of products in which the outdoor unit looks similar to the AC unit but connects to radiators, a water heater, underneath the joists, or to a ceiling fixture. From here, the heated water is pumped to the radiators, heated kettle, water tank for use in the household, under the floor for warmth in the hallway, or into the ceiling inlet to contribute to floor comfort.
it is also possible to get these units reverse cycle so that they can either heat or cool.
Initial outlay is expensive but big gains to be achieved on running costs.