What Does a Hydronic Air Handler Do?
An air handler, or fan-coil convector, is effectively a furnace that is heated by hot water. Water that has been heated by a high-efficiency water heater or boiler passes through a coil in much the same way as the fluid in your car heating system passes through the radiator.
The air is then blown across the coil and forced through the duct system to heat the space. We often replace a furnace with an air handler when we install a high-efficiency storage-tank water heater utilizing the existing ductwork.
Is Hydronic Heating More Efficient Than Forced Air?
Yes, the advantages of a hydronic heating system are increased energy efficiency, decreased sound, and increased safety, as they eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide from the combustion chamber entering the ductwork and being distributed around the home.
When a high-efficiency water heater is installed, this can be a great way to reduce energy bills and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Big Blue Plumbing is proud to offer hydronic air handler services in Alameda and Oakland.
To schedule a service appointment, give our team a call today at (510) 939-7870.
Advantages of Hydronic Air Handlers
When considering a heating system for your home, you need to weigh all the advantages and disadvantages of various types of units that are available on the market. Every home and every homeowner has different needs and preferences, so the heating system that is best for you depends on several variables.
The advantages of hydronic air include:
- You can easily add air conditioning to the system
- The boiler can also produce domestic hot water
- Allows the option for radiant floor heating in bathrooms and kitchens
Our knowledgeable team can discuss further advantages with you and help you decide if a hydronic air handler is best for your home.
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