Heating

Boilers

Most Comfortable Heat

Boilers provide a more comfortable heat compared to furnaces because the heat is even and not forced.

Eco Friendly

Boilers provide the ability to control your home with various zone controls, reducing the need to use excess energy, saving you money.

Reduction of Allergens

Boilers don't use forced air to heat your home, therefore dust and allergens aren't blown throughout your home.

Silent Home Comfort

Boilers don't use bulky fans to blow hot air throughout your home, making them virtually silent.

F.A.Q

Why install a boiler fed hot water heating system over a forced air furnace system?

Boilers provide a more comfortable heat compared to furnaces because the heat is even and not forced.  Another bonus of not having forced air is a major reduction in dust and allergens throughout your home.  Another huge advantage of boilers over furnaces are the fact they are mostly silent.  With no large fans to blow the hot air through your home, you’ll notice a reduction in noise.  Boilers also provide you with the ability to control your home with various zone controls, reducing the need to use excess energy, saving you money

If boilers are so great, why aren't they considered the standard?

The main reason is usually the up front cost.  Boilers have a higher upfront install cost than furnaces, and they do not provide a way of cooling a home.  However, the efficiency of a boiler system will treat you to lower monthly bills.

What is a combi-boiler?

When installing a hydronic system you may want to consider upgrading your boiler to a combination high efficiency boiler.  A combi boiler will eliminate your need for a hot water tank and act as a tankless hot water heater for the rest of your home.  Tankless hot water tanks alone are more efficient than standard hot water tanks because the water is only warmed when needed, instead of constantly maintaining a hot water temperature regardless of use.  Another benefit of a tankless hot water heater is that you will never run out of hot water.  A combination boiler and hot water heater is further efficient because it does the work of two units.

In Floor Heating

Experience the most comfortable form of home heating.

Constant, Comfortable, Heat

With in floor radiant heating, there are less temperature fluctuations. With the floor evenly warmed, the coolest air stays up at the ceiling, leaving you and the room comfortable and warm.

No More Frozen Toes

Unlike forced air heating systems that blow hot air towards the ceiling where it loses most of its heat, in floor heating heats the objects and people in the room.

Eco Friendly

Control the temperature of your home with zone controls. When designed properly, in floor heating gives you the ability to heat only the areas of your home in use, saving you money and helping the environment.

No More Hot and Cold Spots

When the house is heated from the floor in an even manner, your house will not have hot and cool spots.

F.A.Q

How does an in floor heating system work?

Warm water flows through flexible, durable tubing that is embedded under the floor.  Water is heated from the boiler, then circulates through the tubing and the warmth radiates up from the floor to warm objects and people in a room.

How can in floor heating warm an entire room?

In a radiant set up, the warmth is supplied by hot water tubes placed under the floor.  As the invisible waves of thermal radiation rise from below, they warm up any objects they strike, which radiate that captured heat in turn.  Though the air temperature remains relatively constant, you stay comfortable because the surrounding surfaces aren’t stealing warmth from your body.

How does in floor heating compare to a traditional forced air heating system?

With furnace based forced air heating systems, air blows out of the registers at 120 degrees, rises to the top of the room where it quickly sheds heat, then drops back down as it cools.  This leaves your head feeling hot while your toes remain freezing.  Those temperature ups and downs are absent with in floor heating, the warm air still rises, but it does so evenly over the entire floor, so the coolest air stays up at the ceiling.

 

What is the difference between in floor heating and in floor warming?

If you are looking for some of the benefits of infloor heating without the cost of a complete system, we offer infloor warming set ups for localized warming. Have you ever walked into the bathroom or kitchen only to find cold tiles? An in floor warming system does just as it’ss described, the floor is warmed so that the room feels cozy and warm no matter the season. Infloor warming is not limited to just the floor, we can warm up shower walls as well to help with the shock of a cold morning.

Snow & Ice Melt Systems

Upgrade your home with heated driveways and walkways, eliminating the need for snow removal.

Reduce Outdoor Maintenance Costs

Money is potentially wasted with snow removal plans where you have to pay up front whether it snows or not. With a snow melt system installed, snow removal is no longer an issue.

Great for Individuals With Health Restrictions

Shoveling heavy ice and snow can wreak havoc on pre exisiting health conditions, a snow melt system installed in your driveway allows you the freedom to never shovel again.

Reduced Indoor Maintenance Costs

With typical snow removal, salt and chemicals are used to melt down ice and snow which ultimately gets tracked into your home, ruining your floors. With heated driveway system, there is no need for salt, reducing the wear and tear on your home.

Protect Your Pets

Snow-melting systems eliminate the need for toxic chemicals and corrosive salts, which can be harmful to your pets.

F.A.Q

What is the difference between hydronic heated driveway systems and electric heated driveway systems?

The heat source for the hydronic heated driveway system is typically a water heater or boiler, which can be powered by natural gas, electricity, oil, wood or even solar panels.  The hot water travels through tubing placed below the surface of the driveway, warming up the surface enough for the snow and ice to melt, as the water travels through the tubing it cools and is returned to the boiler to be reheated again.

Electric heated driveway systems are similar in layout, but instead of tubing, wiring is placed under the surface of the driveway that connects to a power source.

Hybrids and Conversions

Does your home already have a forced air heating, or electric baseboard system installed? No problem, we can retrofit a hydronic system to fit almost any home, no matter what the past heating system was.

Are you planning to renovate a part of your house and would like hydronic heating without the cost of converting the entire house, you have found the right contractor to help. We offer hybrid systems that use boilers, air handlers, and heat exchangers to provide optimized heating to your home. Use in floor heating in the basement to create a warm living space, keep forced air on the main floor to eliminate construction damage, and convert to baseboard heat upstairs to provide great convection heating. We can tie in all three systems and minimized your utility bills.

Pool and Spa Heating

By using your existing boiler, the installation costs can be minimized.

Triangle Tube’s pool and spa heat exchangers were custom designed for pool and spa heating by residential boilers. They work well and minimize pool and spa heating costs. Pool and Spa Heat Exchangers are available in stainless steel and titanium for long life.  The titanium models are built specifically for use in salt water pools and spas.  They are available in several sizes to handle any size pool! Why not Maximize the use of your backyard pool by investing in a pool and spa heater?  You will be glad you did every spring and fall for years to come.

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