Disadvantages of Hydronic Heating Systems
A principal disadvantage of a hot-water (hydronic) heating system is its initial high installation cost when compared to a forced-warm — air heating system. Other commonly cited disadvantages of hydronic heating are:
• Stagnant air caused by lack of ventilation (air movement) in radiant heating systems not equipped with cooling.
• Comparatively slow heat response.
• Baseboard convectors interfere with furniture placement along walls.
• Condensation in some hydronic cooling systems.