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Hydronic Systems

Boilers For Space Heating & Domestic Hot Water

1. Hydronic Heating Systems are Cleaner

Heating systems, in themselves, do not create dirt. Dirt results from cooking, air infiltration and tracking it in from the outside. However, warm-air heating systems create turbulence because they operate with a blower. Rapid agitation of the air causes dirt particles to be deposited on walls, furnishings, curtains and drapes. Even filters cannot effectively control this situation, inasmuch as they trap only larger particles of dirt.

With a hydronic system, heat is gently circulated uniformly and without sudden on-and-off cycles that create turbulence. This fact, plus the fact that a hydronic system operates at relatively low temperatures, allows you to keep a cleaner home.

 

2. Hydronic Systems are Quiet


With a warm-air system, heated air is conducted through sheet metal ducts that expand and contract as the air temperature rises and falls. This results in noise from the heating ducts. Another major noise factor with a warm air system is the sound of the blower when the furnace is operating. Hydronic systems are generally quieter than warm-air furnaces.

3. Hydronic Systems are More Durable


A cast-iron hydronic system will ordinarily serve 25 years or more, both because of the material used and the small number of moving parts. A warm-air furnace, which has far more moving parts and requires frequent changing of air filters, will normally last 10 to 15 years, with major repair a possibility at some point before maximum life is reached.

4. Hydronic Systems are More Efficient


Hydronic systems can be up to 70 percent less more efficient than other methods, like electricity-dependent systems. That’s, in large part, because water conducts heat better than air. The systems are also sealed, resulting in low emissions. In addition, forced air increases pressure and can push heat through the gaps in walls, windows and insulation. With hydronic, warmer air is instead pushed into the nooks and crannies.

5. Hydronic Systems Control Humidity Better


Radiant hydronic heat doesn’t dry out your home as much as forced air, because the heat is not moving briskly or suddenly, which ultimately sucks moisture out of the air.

6. Hydronic Systems are Cleaner and Healthier


Hydronic heating provides warmth using natural convection and radiation, eliminating drafts or hot spots. It’s also powered by water and natural gas and is dust/allergen free. For these reasons, it’s preferred by medical facilities and homeowners with allergies.

7. Hydronic Systems are Safer


There are no exposed flames or electrical connections for fire hazards with hydronic heating systems.

8. Hydronic Systems are Cost effective


While upfront cost may be a bit more, hydronic heating system will cost around 20 percent less to operate than a ducted system in a house with average ceiling heights. The larger the homes and higher the ceilings the more the savings.

9. Hydronic Systems are More Adaptable


There are no sudden pushes of warmth from one area to another, eliminating the need to keep certain doors open or closed. Even more importantly, temperature can easily be adjusted specifically to multiple zones.

10. Hydronic Systems can be Used for More Purposes


Radiant heating can be run under floors and tiles are warm on your feet—and your pets’—in the heart of winter. These systems can also be designed to act as towel warmers.

11. Hydronic Systems Allow for More Versatile Installation


Hydronic heating allows homeowners to design a system around their needs. No matter the fuel source, there is a hydronic boiler that works. Piping can be placed in the walls and easily routed around the home, unlike traditional systems that require extensive ductwork and return air systems with large chases.

Maintaining Your Hydronic System

Annual inspections and cleanings are an important part of owning HVAC equipment. No matter what type of equipment you have, you need to have it serviced regularly. 
Some systems require the purchase of a maintenance kit to be kept on site with an array of small parts commonly required during regular inspection and cleaning. 

Purchasing A Boiler

With many years in the business, having sold a variety of brands over that time-span and consistently servicing all makes & models, we have narrowed down your search to our most trusted manufacturers:
 

 

 



 

Types Of Hydronic Setups

System Boilers: directly heats your central heating system, no cold water feed tank required, a hot water tank will also be required with a system boiler

Conventional Boilers: also known as traditional or heat-only boilers

Wall-Hung Boilers: are designed to save space and lower your bills

Combi-Boilers: one compact unit with both a high efficiency water-heater & a central heating boiler (no separate water cylinder required)
 

When providing you with a quote for a boiler system replacement, options are always given. We are focused on providing our customers with a system we feel confident will meet their expectations without pushing for top of the line equipment from expensive brands. At the same time, we do believe the HVAC industry is not one where low prices and short cuts pay out in the long run.

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