Consider hydronic heating as the cutting edge, energy efficient heat option if you are ever the primary decision-holder in your household regarding Heating & Air Conditioning installs & upgrades. Hydronic heating is also called radiant heating, & the principles can be analogized as the difference between an incandescent & LED light bulb, then an incandescent light bulb creates heating through a filament wire which heats & sends high energy (hot) electrons out into the surrounding space, then for the case of light bulbs, this excites the gas in the volume of the bulb & makes a glowing light, and lED light bulbs exploit the property of the material so not nearly as various electrons at nearly as high an energy need to be excited & released in order to cause the same amount of luminescence… Being in the floor, another feature exploits the property the heat rises, so your furnace radiates heat from the ground up, unlike conventional in-wall Heating & Air Conditioning systems that may leave the floor tiles feeling cold. But, what is the main difference between hydronic heating & the antiquated radiant heated floors of years past? Heated floors traditionally work on the same principles a the above mentioned incandescent light bulbs, with metal coils being the heat generators. Hydronic heating exploits the identifiable heat capacities of fluids, & rather than metal coils, consist of tubes filled with these fluids.The fluid is most officially water, which is really safe compared to extravagant chemically-engineered coolants that are used sometimes in Heating & Air Conditioning systems, then water is absolutely really efficient at heating, & floor heating has proven to not only give consistent heating throughout the room, but also allow for a cooler air temperature for the same amount of perceived heating… Talk about smart heating choices!