Living in this area of the Northeast means we have an unquestionably short warm season, to the point that a lot of folks don’t bother having a pool in these parts. I find it’s a large difference from growing up in a suburb in the south, when almost everybody had an inground pool. Still, I guess people up north would be much more open to the concept of having a pool if they actually understood that you can use your pool for much more of the year with a hydronic furnace. Well, hydronic heating basically works by heating water; it moves it through pipes along a surface. But unlike traditional heating, which simply pushes hot air into an area to heat it, hydronic heating warms a surface without the aid of any air ducts or vents. This method of heating can be used not only inside but also outside! Frankly, what almost nobody realizes about heated pools and heated homes alike is that you can use the same technology in both sites. Hydronic heating is more popularly known as of late as a type of radiant floors, also known as a radiant heater. Radiant floors are a far more efficient and attractive way to heat a condo as there’s no more shuffling furniture around heating vents or finding cold spots. Rather, radiant floors warm a condo up quite evenly so you’re never truly cold. This same kind of heating is applied to the walls of a pool, so you can open your pool earlier and keep it open later each and every year. If you hate shovelling, hydronic heating can also be used to create a heated driveway to melt away the ice and snow. With all of these great benefits, it’s no wonder that radiant oil furnaces with hydronic heating are known as the most efficient form of HVAC systems in this day and age.