Hydronic terminals are a vital component of any hydronic heating and cooling system. Hydronic systems utilize an energy source, such as a heat pump or boiler, to generate hot or cold water that is sent to a hydronic terminal to deliver heating or cooling.
Hydronic terminals come in various forms, offering both heating and cooling capabilities. These include radiant ceiling panels, radiant floor systems, and fan coil units. Additionally, there are heating-only options, such as radiators, baseboard heaters, snowmelt systems, and towel warmers.
One of the advantages of hydronic terminals is their ability to offer independent temperature control for different zones. This feature allows for flexibility and energy efficiency, as specific rooms’ temperatures can be adjusted independently to meet occupants’ comfort needs.
Hydronic terminals are commonly utilized in residential and commercial buildings for space conditioning purposes, encompassing both heating and cooling requirements. Furthermore, through the use of an intelligent control platform like mControls, a zone may utilize several different hydronic terminals to efficiently provide comfort to the occupant.