Wet heating systems are those where hot water is pumped through pipes and radiators to heat your home.

They contrast with other systems, such as

  • electric radiators or night storage heaters, where electricity is supplied directly to the radiators which heat up and warm the room they are in
  • warm air ducted systems where it is the circulation of air that heats the home

In most wet heating systems a central boiler is used to heat the water being pumped round the home.  However the water can instead, or additionally, be heated by heat pumps (using pipes buried in the ground outside) or solar panels.

Homesmart provides smart technology to wet heating systems powered by gas boilers.  The smart heating can be either:

  • single zone, using a smart thermostat such as the Nest Learning Thermostat
  • multi-zone, using smart thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) from Honeywell Evohome

The smart heating ensures that heat is easily controlled and only provided when it is needed.   In the case of multi-zone systems it is also only provided to the rooms where you want it.

You can find fuller explanations of the different types of boilers used in wet heating systems on our “What are wet heating systems” page