Ondol (Korean traditional home heating system) utilizes direct heat transferred from wood smoke to the underside of a thick masonry floor to control the room temperature. It also provides optimal living environment by controlling humidity and air circulation efficiently. One of the key factors of Ondol is high thermal efficiency, and, of course, it’s an environment-friendly heating system.
Another merit of using Ondol is that it utilizes the radiant floor heating that is generated from the outside, which is agungi, accessible from an adjoining room (typically kitchen or master bedroom), so it allows you to use your indoor space more efficiently and keeps the indoor humidity and oxygen level more natural than ever.
The optimal temperature for sleep is approximately 35-36 °C, and generally Ondol heating system conserves 20% more energy than regular Western heating system.
Navien Mate, which uses the similar Ondol heating technology that has been around over 5,000 years utilizes a compact water tank attached to a mat and circulates the water to provide the best sleeping experience. Experience the tradition of Ondol with Navien Mate today!