Living in the Northeastern section of this country means we have a rather short summer season. Actually a lot of folks don’t even bother having a pool here. To me, it’s a massive difference from growing up in a suburb in the south, when almost all of the neighbors had an inground pool. But I know people up north would be a lot more open to the thought of having a pool if they understood that you could use your pool for the bulk of the year with a hydronic heating system. So hydronic heating works by heating water then moving that water through pipes along a surface. And unlike traditional heating which tries to simply push hot air into a space to heat it, hydronic heating simply heats a surface, requiring no vents or ductwork. This ingenious plan of heating can be used inside as well as outside. However, what everyone doesn’t realize about heated homes and pools is that you can use the same system in both places. Actually, hydronic heating is more popularly known as a type of radiant heated floors. Also known as a radiant heater, radiant heated floors are a lovely and efficient way to heat a home. There will be no more shuffling furniture around heating vents, and no more dealing with random cold spots. You see, radiant heated floors heat a home very evenly so you’re never overly frosty. This same heating concept is applied to the walls of a pool, so you can start using your pool earlier and keep it open later every single year. If you hate shovelling snow, hydronic heating can also be used to create a heated driveway which will melt away the snow and ice. With all of these amazing benefits, it’s no wonder radiant gas furnaces with hydronic heating are certainly one of the more efficient forms of HVAC systems of our times.