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What Are Hydronic Air Handlers?

hydronic air handlerAre you considering installing hydronic air handlers in your home? Great choice! This is a very popular choice when it comes to HVAC systems in this day and age. Hydronic air handlers are very efficient, affordable, and run quieter than most other heating and cooling units. Check out how they work, and what their specific advantages are – listed below!

How They Work. To heat air, a hydronic water heater uses either a hot water heater or boiler that copper pipes use to transfer water to a hydronic heating coil. When the zone or house thermostat is set to heat the area that the air handler services, a system pump transfers water from the hot water heater or boiler to the primary hydronic coil. The water then circulates through a copper tubed, aluminum tin coil that then has return air from the home pulled in by the blower over the heated coil. The warm air is then sent through the home’s ducting system. The water in the system is recirculated to the water heater or boiler to be heated again. Over the course of this process, the water will drop approximately 15 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. When the system is used to cool the air, refrigerant is piped through the cooling coil assembly in the air handler which transfers heat from the recirculated air to the refrigerant and sends cool air into the home.

What Their Advantages Are. Hydronic air handlers see significantly less standby losses than traditional HVAC systems due to its being operated more frequently. As a result, there is significantly less sediment build-up and corrosion, which extends the life of the boiler or hot water heater in the system.

Do you have further questions about hydronic air handlers? If so, don’t hesitate to contact Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning! We’re always happy to help.

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