Hydronics, or heating with water, consists of a compact boiler, fired by
propane, natural gas, electricity, oil or wood. The fuel source heats
water, which is distributed to a network of piping to energy emitting
radiant devices, such as: baseboards, panel rads, cast iron rads, unit
heaters, or under floor tubing.
Hydronic heating is drastically more efficient than other forms of heating
systems. High efficiency hydronic equipment qualifies for eco-energy
grants available through Natural Resources Canada; please visit www.ecoaction.gc.ca and follow the links to eco-energy retrofit for
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Boilers provide hot water or steam for industrial processes, for heating
spaces and for hot water. A wide range of types and sizes of boilers meet
the varied needs of residential, commercial and industrial heating
Boiler life is approximately 25 years, so it is essential to consider both
long-term fuel and maintenance costs along with initial capital costs when
buying or retrofitting. Fuel costs for a new high-efficiency model can be
up to 40% lower than for a conventional one. Over 25 years, this can be a
great savings. In many cases, simply retrofitting an existing boiler can
improve efficiency by 20% or more.
We offer a full line of boiler options from several manufacturers. The
line of mid-efficiency boilers include: copperfin, cast iron, natural or
induced draft; with single stage or dual stage firing.
The line of high efficiency boilers include: stainless steel, aluminum,
modulating fuel consumption and condensing (for low design temperature
Boilers, at either level of efficiency, are more compact than furnaces, do
not require bulkheads for ductwork, and operate reliably and quietly
without the possibility of airborne contamination associated with other
forms of heating.
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We offer a wide variety of radiators, to fit any application, including
cast iron, panel, baseboard and industrial unit heaters.
The evolution of radiators has come a long way in recent years. Compact
and innovative designs allow radiators to be incorporated into your home
or office design where functionality and esthetics meet the silence and
efficiency that you have come to expect from traditional cast iron rads.
What Is Radiant Floor?
Homeowners or business owners should consider the benefits of investing a
little more in a heating system that will produce savings in the long run
and offer them a return on their investment. In fact, the concept of
heating the floor from below has been used for centuries. Today, radiant floor
heating circulates warm water through specially designed PEX
tubing installed underneath the floor turning it into a warm, mild
radiator. Heat is kept where it is needed most - at the floor.
This keeps you warmer at a lower thermostat setting, increasing
your comfort and saving energy.
Is Radiant Floor Heating More Expensive Than The
Radiant floor heating is slightly more expensive to install than other heating methods,
but the benefits make it worth the additional cost. Not only will radiant
floor heating keep you more comfortable than any other heating system, but
it will increase the value of your home or building, and save you money on
your monthly heating bill. Most people do not hesitate to spend a little
bit more money to upgrade their windows or wood floors, but think little
about the comfort system in their home or commercial project. Shouldn't
your comfort be a high priority? The benefits of radiant floor heating are
definitely worth the extra money.
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Snowmelt systems, also called "heated driveways," are a
technological alternative to shoveling, salting, snowplowing,
snowblowing and other snow-removal methods.
With most snowmelt systems, tubing is run under the driveway (and
walkways, patios and porch steps, too, if you like). Heated water
is pumped through the tubing. The water in snowmelt systems is
mixed with an anti-freeze (glycol). Heat radiates up from the
tubing to the surface of your driveway, melting away snow and ice.
The benefits of a snowmelt system are numerous. Homeowners can
avoid the work of shovelling, the environmental hazards of
salting, the expense of plowing and the worry of icy surfaces
throughout the winter. It works so that you don't have to.
Commercially, snowmelts are solutions to the headaches of
underground parking ramps, car washes, entrance steps and parking
lots. Snow and ice removal has never been so easy, and avoids
costly maintenance contracts. It also prolongs the surface life
because snowmelt does not allow frost to penetrate the surface.