solar hydronic heating and cooling

Solar Hydronic Heating and Cooling

Consider solar hydronic heating and cooling if you are planning an energy-efficient all-electric home, going off gas or off grid.

Hydrosol can help you think through your needs, preferences, budget and develop a system design that works for you. This is more important if you are building or renovating in southern or inland Australia, with cool winters.

Solar hydronic heating and cooling involves heat pumps powered by solar panels. Other considerations include: air conditioners, fans, heat recovery ventilation, heat pump pool and water heaters, solar and thermal batteries.


  • Lower operating costs
  • Beautiful indoor air quality and comfort
  • Improved home capital value
  • Renewables future proofing
  • Lower Greenhouse emissions


Hydronic heat pumps require less power than reverse cycle air conditioners. Radiant heating is the most comfortable form of heating. Therefore, consider hydronic heating and cooling powered by solar panels in your building design.

Unlike gas boilers, heat pumps can also cool in summer in reverse cycle. They do this by absorbing heat from inside and transferring it outside.

There are many things to consider including:

  • Your climate throughout the year
  • Heat load of your home
  • Thermal mass to store thermal energy
  • Solar power and batteries
  • Hydronic heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Energy or heat recovery ventilation
  • Heat pump or solar water heaters

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