hy·​dron·​ic | \ hī-ˈdrä-nik How to pronounce hydronic (audio) \

Definition of hydronic

: of, relating to, or being a system of heating or cooling that involves transfer of heat by a circulating fluid (such as water or vapor) in a closed system of pipes

Other Words from hydronic

hydronically \ hī-​ˈdrä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hydronic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of hydronic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the bathrooms, touch pads allow for touch-control for flushing and cleaning, while the sinks have low counters and the bathtubs use hydronic body lifts. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 8 June 2022 Smart home automation, keyless entry and hydronic heating and air-conditioning are among other features. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 Choose hydronic radiant heating Hydronic radiant heating systems use water to heat a home instead of air. Miriam Porter, House Beautiful, 22 Apr. 2022 Photovoltaic panels for producing electricity and hydronic panels for all the home’s hot water needs were installed on the roof. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 25 Feb. 2021 The two main types of radiant heat include hydronic and electric. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 25 Nov. 2020 Inside are Zena white oak surfaces, hydronic floor heat under basalt tile and ultra-clear glass railings. oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2020 There are two basic types of baseboard heaters: electric and hydronic. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, 7 Dec. 2019 And the boiler can also be used to produce hot water for a hydronic radiant-heat system, which pumps hot water through a series of tubes beneath the finished flooring. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, 7 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of hydronic

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydronic

hydr- + -onic (as in electronic)

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“Hydronic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydronic. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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