Hydronic Heating vs Boilers

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A properly functioning heating system is crucial for those cold winter months. At JNR Plumbing, we offer hydronic heating in Greenwich, CT, as an excellent alternative to traditional boilers. Both heating systems have their pros and cons, and we discuss each one below to help you select the best heating system for your home:

Hydronic Heating

In hydronic heating systems, water is spread around coils of pipes underground, and then the heat spreads through the floor’s surface area. Some of the advantages of hydronic heating are:

  • More flexible – hydronic radiant floor heating can be installed in areas with limited airflow or zone valves, making them a more flexible choice compared with traditional boilers.
  • No heat loss – the heat produced by hydronic heating systems don’t get lost or diminish as they travel through your ductwork, resulting in a better and more comfortable home environment.
  • Quiet operation – a hydronic heating system operates silently because of their mechanical functionality.
  • Cost-effective – while the initial cost of purchase and hydronic heating installation is generally higher than boilers, hydronic heating systems are much more efficient making them more cost-effective in the long run.


Boilers are fueled by electricity, gas, biofuels, and wood. The most efficient boilers are those using low water content. The pros of boilers over hydronic heating systems are:

  • Easy maintenance – unlike hydronic heating systems that require frequent maintenance to ensure efficiency, boilers are much easier to maintain.
  • Durability – boilers have a longer lifespan because of their ability to withstand high temperatures and pressure.

As we have seen above, both of these choices are great options. The choice of either option is dependent on an individual’s needs. At JNR Plumbing, we offer the best hydronic heating repair and installation services. To learn more about hydronic heating and its benefits, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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