hydronic

adjective
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

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Other Words from hydronic

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

Examples of hydronic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are two basic types of baseboard heaters: electric and hydronic. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Why Baseboard Heaters Are So Common in Old Homes," 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, "Why Baseboard Heaters Are So Common in Old Homes," 7 Dec. 2019 The home also features precast flooring with hydronic heating, which will deliver more than 55% greater energy efficiency than traditional homes, Nagy said. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The CEO of Spancrete partnered with his business to transform his 1842 Delafield home," 11 Nov. 2019 The master suite holds one of five fireplaces, as well as bay windows and a bathroom with teak floors and hydronic heating. sacbee, "The Dude is selling: Take a look at Jeff Bridges’ Montecito home that’s for sale," 4 June 2019 There is also an outdoor courtyard, a home theater, a gym, a wine cellar and a hydronic radiant heat system that melts snow on the stoop, Mr. Dankner said. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Manhattan Townhouse Sets a New Record," 11 July 2018 Two fans keep air flowing, extra insulation traps in heat during extreme cold, and a central command center controls the mechanicals, hot water, 200 watts of solar, 2,000-watt inverter, and the Espar hydronic diesel heater. Megan Barber, Curbed, "This custom camper van can sleep a family of 6," 11 July 2018 Baseboard heaters come in two flavors—electric and hydronic—and there are pros and cons to each. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Why Baseboard Heaters Are So Common in Old Homes," 22 Jan. 2018 Most hydronic system were installed while the home was being built, and many are still heating these homes today. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Why Baseboard Heaters Are So Common in Old Homes," 22 Jan. 2018

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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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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 3 Aug. 2020.

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