Hydronics


Hydronic heating systems use water to move heat from where it is produced to where it is needed. The water within the system is neither the source of the heat nor its destination; only its “conveyor belt.” Heat is absorbed by the water at a heat source, conveyed by the water through the distribution piping, and finally released into a heated space by a heat emitter.

Free Tools to Start Learning Today:
Free Course: Achieving Hydraulic Separation in Hydronic Systems with John Siegenthaler
Free Course: Integrating ASHRAE HVAC Standards with Robert Bean
Free Course: Mastering the Outdoor Reset Curve with Dave Yates

Ron Theaker’s Solar Hydronic Heating System

This month we’re shining a light on solar entrepreneurs who are bringing new solutions to the market. As the industry grows, new businesses will emerge to create jobs and serve new kinds of customers. It’s fun to think about where we’re headed.

Ron Theaker is the founder of Digital Solar Heat, and the inventor of a […]

April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Alumni Stories, Genius Award, Hydronic Heating, Solar Thermal||

Climate Change and COVID Crisis Boost Interest in Ventilation

The Covid-19 crisis and climate change are boosting interest in ventilation and in training that helps people calculate the amount of ventilation needed in a home or building, says HeatSpring instructor Rick Karg.

Karg, who teaches  ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation for Single Family Dwellings, says people are increasingly interested in ventilation because it helps reduce the spread […]

David J. Goldstein Awarded Genius Grant for Multifamily HVAC Solution

Please join us in congratulating David J. Goldstein, the first Genius Grant award recipient for 2021. David is an engineer and an entrepreneur. He has self-funded the development of a new HVAC solution that has potential to make multifamily housing more affordable while increasing occupant comfort and reducing CO2 emissions.

We learned of David’s work through […]

Are Heat Pumps a Form of Renewable Energy?

It’s common for policymakers to argue that heat pumps are not a form of renewable energy, says John Siegenthaler, instructor of HeatSpring’s Application of Air-to-Water Heat Pumps for Hydronic Heating & Cooling course.

In response to such claims, he argues that heat pumps are indeed renewable sources of energy because they draw from an untapped and […]

October 28th, 2020|Categories: Building Science, Hydronic Heating, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Building||

Why Hydronic Distribution Systems Can be Ten Times More Efficient than Forced Air

Policymakers often focus on providing incentives for efficient heat sources, but neglect to do their research on distribution systems.

As a result, they’re missing out on opportunities to boost the efficiency of the overall heating system. They could do this by developing programs that help designers optimize hydronic distribution systems, says John Siegenthaler, instructor of HeatSpring’s […]

June 10th, 2020|Categories: Hydronic Heating||