Residential hydronic heating

Hydronic heating is the most comfortable, cost efficient heating choice used in homes and buildings today. It’s versatile, comfortable, and economical, and can be incorporated into any and every style of home, utilising any fuel source.

Hydronic heating systems use water as a heat transfer medium and circulate it through tubing in the floors or pipes to radiators and convectors along the walls, to warm the surfaces within the home.

When compared to air, there are many advantages to heating your home using water to experience the ultimate in comfort. These include:

  • Surfaces within the space are heated rather than the air itself
  • People feel more comfortable as heat is evenly distributed within each space avoiding hot or cold zones
  • There is less circulation of dust and particles that can cause allergies
  • With no need for duct work, fan noises and stop/start sounds are reduced to promote clean & quiet living
  • It is easy to create zones within your home or building to control the temperature differently according to how you use the space
  • You can control the temperature of your floors to set your optimal level of comfort with radiant floor heating
  • Controls / Thermostats are available, which are designed to keep the temperature at your preferred setting no matter what the outdoor conditions are like. By intelligently adjusting the heating system operation to compensate for indoor and outdoor temperature changes, temperature fluctuations are eliminated. These types of controls enhance the systems energy efficient status.

How it works

A Hydronic heating system consists of five components:

  • The boiler heats water to a thermostatically controlled temperature. Boilers can use natural gas, LPG, Off Peak Electricity or can be wood fired.
  • The piping, usually made of copper/plastic or multilayer and carries the heated water from the boiler to radiators/convectors, and back again for reheating.
  • A pump circulates the water through the piping.
  • Radiators or convectors transfer the heat into the room. (Several types are available).
  • A programmable wall thermostats ideally controls the heat levels (or room temperature) to optimise comfort throughout the house.


Our multi zone hydronic system is easy to control. Users have the ability to turn radiators off in unoccupied rooms or keep them at a lower temperature, making it the most energy efficient and cost effective heating solution for your home. Sophisticated systems can be configured with their own temperature controls.

  • Regulate the heat in each room.
  • Turn individual radiators on or off for your own comfort.
  • Less strain on the system (improves longevity of system).
  • Reduce running costs.


Hydronic Heating is safe for elderly people, children and pets because it is radiant heat. It heats people and objects and is perfect heating for those who are not particularly mobile.

The water flowing through the heating system is between 50C to 80C, which means that they can be safely touched, and in areas frequented by children or elderly persons this temperature can be lowered further.  There are no electrical connections or exposed flames, so leaving a child in front of a heater is as safe as it could be.

There are no fans blowing around air with Hydronic Heating. There is also no circulation of dust and allergens which means this is the best form of heating for allergy and asthma sufferers.


Your boiler is the primary component of your hydronic heating system. To make sure that your boiler is operating at its highest efficiency level, it’s essential to have a Bradmac specialist service your boiler every 2 years. A regular service will:

  • Ensure your system runs smoothly and safely.
  • Check for faults, obstructions and water levels to enhance the longevity of your system.
  • Prevent unexpected breakdowns.
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