Calgary’s plumbing, heating and HVAC contractor, specializing in custom homes. Founded by Marty Wiehler in 1979, Wiehler Plumbing and Heating has grown to over 40 staff.
Service, Installation, and Maintenance of Hydronic Heating
Systems in Calgary and Surrounding Areas
Hydronic heating is a technical term that is often referred to in-floor heating, underfloor heating or radiant floor heating. A hydronic system warms a space by heating water in a boiler, tankless water heater, or hot water tank, then moving the hot liquid through pipes beneath the floor. Hydronic heating is an energy-efficient way to provide even and consistent heat in a home.
To warm a space, a hydronic heating system (also known as a radiant heating system) uses tubing to distribute heated liquids, such as hot water, throughout the home. This heating system uses a closed loop system that allows for temperature customization while maintaining a high level of energy efficiency.
A hydronic heating system could previously only be installed in the concrete slab, such as beneath the bathroom tiles. However, with advanced technology and installation techniques, now you can benefit from the hydronic heating system in a home with any type of modern floorings, including hardwood, carpet or vinyl. With that said, it is critical to consult with both the floor installer and the heating system technician before making any changes to your heating system so that they can make any necessary adjustments to the materials or installation procedures.
A boiler is a device that heats the liquid in a system.
Water is used in most systems, but other liquids can be used in some.
A manifold is the hub for directing the liquid flow.
To transfer heated liquid, loops of tubes are installed inside the concrete or beneath the flooring. PEX tubing is the industry standard for all hydronic systems.
The heat exchanger is responsible for transferring heat from the tubes to the room.
The liquid is circulated through the tubes and into different heating zones by the pump. Pumps ensure that water is delivered in a consistent and even manner to all of the rooms.
Wiehler’s hydronic heating experts have years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing hydronic heating systems in a variety of residential and commercial buildings. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality service at a reasonable cost and in a timely manner.
In Wiehler’s our expert team goes above and beyond to make sure you receive the ultimate customer experience. No matter the size of the job, we work with the same precision and care from start to finish. Whether it’s a quick drain cleaning you need or a comprehensive repiping you require, we have your back. You can rest assured knowing we will perform the repair or installation and get your home back in working order in no time at all.