hy·​dron·​ic hī-ˈdrä-nik How to pronounce hydronic (audio)
: 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
hydronically adverb

Examples of hydronic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What makes the Baja feel like a small Manhattan apartment on wheels, however, is the full galley with fridge and freezer combo, induction cooktop, residential size sink, dimmable LED lighting, a 30-gallon freshwater tank, and a Rixen hydronic heat and hot water system. Bryan Campbell, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Two smaller diesel hydronic heaters keep the coolant as toasty as the truck's Traeger smoker, acting as an engine-block heater between ignition cycles. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 8 Jan. 2023 The hydronic units control temperature and moisture level and will create ideal conditions for bentgrass greens’ health and growth. Dallas News, 7 May 2022 Despite its frozen reputation, Green Bay’s Lambeau Field—the turf in Green Bay is a mix of synthetic fibers woven into a natural grass field—was the first in the NFL to install a hydronic heating system. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 18 Nov. 2022 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 See More

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Word History


hydr- + -onic (as in electronic)

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydronic was in 1946

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“Hydronic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydronic. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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