Hydronic Heating Lismore

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to heat your home throughout the cooler months, and not have to mortgage your house to do it?

 

Well with Hydronic Heating, you can!

As the cost of electricity and fossil fuels rise, we’re backed into the dilemma of how can I warm this house when it’s cold and not break the budget.

Wood Stove Heating

Wood Stove Heating is by no means a new invention. In fact, it’s one of the first methods used by modern man, however over the years and with the introduction of electricity and gas, it has become more and more irregular.
Little do people know that you can not only cook with wood stoves, but you can also use it as the heat source to heat your hot water, heat your rooms and even heat your floors.
We’re talking about ‘Wood Fire Hydronic Heating’. Wood Fire Hydronic Heating operates by transporting water via a network of pipes, circulating it through a wood burning stove, or boiler. Once the water is heated it can be used in many ways. Let’s explore some now.

Hydronic Heating

Heating your rooms with hydronic heating.
As the water leaves the stove, or boiler, it is delivered to radiators that are typically mounted on walls in rooms. As the hot water circulates through, the heat is transferred into the atmosphere via radiation (the good type).
As the heat transfers from the water to the atmosphere, the water cools, so it circulates back towards the boiler to be reheated again.
This is a highly efficient way of heating your house as it’s not using electricity and can burn for up to 16 hours at a time. The economical savings are prolific in comparison.

TJM Plumbing proudly supply and instal the complete range from Hydronic Supplies.

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Heating Your Floors

Heating your floors with hydronic heating
Similar to room heating, with ‘Wood Fire Hydronic Floor Heating’, the water is again heated in the stove, or boiler at which point it enters a manifold of pipework that has been previously installed within the flooring. This could be either timber, to concrete flooring. In the instance of concrete flooring, the pipework is normally set within the concrete during the pouring stage.
As the hot water flows through the pipes, the heat is exchanged from the pipes, into the floor which then heats not only the floor, but the whole room as the heat rises.
It’s truly a luxury when you can get out of bed on a cold morning and instead of stepping on a freezing cold floor, you’re standing on a lovely warm surface.

Heat your homes hot water.

If you have a stove, or a boiler that heats water, you can also heat your domestic hot water tank.
Like the other scenarios, the water from the heat source passes through a series of coils that are built into the hot water tank. This allows water in the tank to circulate freely around the hot coils, thus transferring the heat from the coils to the water within the tank itself.
In the warmer months when you’re less likely to be having your stove running, you can run your hot water with solar, electricity, or gas, so you’re never without.

Did you know this about hot water?

If you have a stove, or a boiler that heats water, you can also heat your domestic hot water tank.

Like the other scenarios, the water from the heat source passes through a series of coils that are built into the hot water tank. This allows water in the tank to circulate freely around the hot coils, thus transferring the heat from the coils to the water within the tank itself.
In the warmer months when you’re less likely to be having your stove running, you can run your hot water with solar, electricity, or gas, so you’re never without.

The average temperature of domestic hot water is set at 70 ºC, this is to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria such as Legionella.

A much safer temperature for domestic hot water is 50 ºC which can be achieved by the use of either a tempering valve or a Thermostatic Mixing Valve (TMV). This is because water at a lower temperature takes longer to cause injury. For example:

  • At 70 ºC, it takes less than 1/2 second for hot water to cause third-degree burns.
  • At 60 ºC, it takes 1 second for hot water to cause third-degree burns.
  • At 55 ºC, it takes 5 seconds for hot water to cause third-degree burns.
  • At 50 ºC, it takes five minutes for hot water to cause third-degree burns.
  • 40-43 ºC, adult bathing temperature
  • 38 ºC, children bathing temperature

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The Environment.

As we live in an environmentally conscious world, there are many questions that arise in the wake of burning wood to heat. Contrary to common misconception, compared to traditional fossil fuels, wood heating actually holds its ground. To read more about the benefits of wood heating, you can check out this article from our friends and suppliers at Pivot Stove & Heating.