Hydronic boilers are used to heat a medium, usually water, in order to provide comfort for either residential or commercial buildings. The boilers are flexible because the fluid that will be distributed throughout the building can be heated using multiple methods. Natural gas is the preferred method if it is readily available. LPG (propane) and fuel oil are just some other examples of the many ways to heat the medium. The boiler system includes piping, pumps, and some form of distribution to heat the space. Radiators, baseboard, and fan coils are common examples of heat distribution. The newest form of distribution is radiant floor heating, which runs tubing underneath the floor to provide total comfort.
Hydronic boilers are popular in North America, especially in the Roaring Fork and Vail Valley’s. Hydronic boilers started in Northern Europe because of their efficiency. They are an alternative to forced air heating in many aspects. Advantage’s of hydronic heating are the ability to zone areas and have multiple temperatures of heat. Zoning areas allows for better control of temperatures because similar spaces in a building are kept at different temperatures than others.
Copper piping, although slightly more expensive to install will save money in the long run based on copper retaining heat for a longer period of time. After the boiler shuts down, heat will continue to be emitted because of this retained heat. The piping is also smaller than duct systems and is easily worked into smaller spaces so it can be disguised and help keep the natural beauty of a home. It may be beneficial to your health because it doesn’t spread dust, mold, or toxins into your household like some forced-air heating systems. They may allow more humidity to be maintained in conditioned spaces. Hydronic boilers come in all shapes, sizes and configurations that serve a multitude of applications. Overall, hydronic boilers are an affordable option and may provide a more efficient system of heating. If you’re interested in more information or are in need of boiler repair or installation, give us a call today.
Climate Control Companyis a licensed HVAC mechanical contractor for heating and air conditioning systems. We have been serving the communities between Aspen & Vail Colorado since 1956. We provide all types of heating sytems and repair services including design/build for new or existing structures.
Our heating systems include forced air heat, hot water boiler heating, radiant floor heating, gas furnace heating as well as hydronics heating. We provide all forms of heating repair services including emergency heater repairs. We also highly recommend regular maintenance on all of your heating systems.
We service the Aspen & Vail Valleys including the communities of Snowmass, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, New Castle, Gypsum, Edwards, Avon, Beaver Creek & Eagle, Colorado.
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