BOILERS, INDIRECT TANKS, HYDRONIC AIR HANDLERS

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Boiler Replacements & New Installations


Replacing your old boiler?

Boilers are still widely used as the heating source for many Toronto and GTA homes. They are versatile, multi-functional and efficient heating sources. Boilers do have a long service life. However when aging boilers begin to give you trouble, repair can often become costly. Upgrading to a new modern boiler has many benefits.

Reasons to upgrade your old boiler.


  • New Boilers are often now wall mounted and save a lot of floor space

  • Modern condensing technology in new boilers provide greater energy efficiency with 95% AFUE or greater, saving you money

  • Old Boiler systems are often over sized and waist energy.

  • Combi-Boilers can be installed that also heat your domestic hot water saving you money and space

  • New Boilers installations include replacing all the old components around your boiler, complete with a new warranty.

5 SIGNS IT’S TIME FOR A NEW BOILER

AGE OF YOUR BOILER

Age of Your Boiler The life span of a boiler is typically 15 to 20 years. Take a moment to determine the age of your boiler. If it is pushing its life expectancy you may want to think about a new boiler installation before your current one fails you. By taking this pre-preemptive measure, you can take the time to investigate which boiler is best for your home and financially plan for this new investment.

OPERATING COSTS

FREQUENT REPAIRS

UNSATISFACTORY TEMPERATURES

STRANGE NOISES

TYPES OF BOILERS AND THEIR BENEFITS

Boiler Technology has progressed a long way. Practical uses for boilers have changed over the years. Boilers are being installed in newer homes more often to run in floor heating systems, snow and ice melt systems, hydronic forced air systems and yes even new modern radiators. Many new home designs are preferring a more open concept with high symmetrical looking ceilings where large duct bulk heads just wont do. Many older and century homes rely solely on a boiler for heating their cast-iron radiators and baseboard radiators.

Wall Mounted Boilers

Wall Mounted

FITS ANY SIZE SYSTEM

Wall mounted boilers have become the industry standard. They are preferred as they require less space for installation. Wall mounted boilers are much lighter and easier to install as they have a smaller mass and stainless steel construction. They offer greater flexibility with plumbing connections allowing for a tidier installation. They have a wide range outputs that can suite any heating load. These boilers can be installed in a cascade format where multiple units are connected together for high BTU output or redundancy.

We Install Combi-Boilers

Combi Boiler

DUAL PURPOSE SPACE SAVER

Combi boilers are the ultimate space-saver, wall-hung, everything they need is contained within the unit itself. Unlike conventional boilers which require external tanks to supply your home with domestic hot water, you can stop renting that old water tank which helps save money. Ideal for small to medium size homes with up to 3 showers or anywhere space is at a premium. They do produce on-demand hot water with little to no storage of water at all. New models now produce up to 200,000 BTU of space heating output for larger radiant systems.

We Install Combi Core Boilers

Combi Core

GREAT FOR SMALL SYSTEMS

Combi core units provide space heating and domestic hot water like a combi boiler. These are water tanks with large heat exchangers. Do not mistake them for a standard water tank. They are far more robust, insulated and designed for their task at hand, standard tanks are not. They are perfect for lighter duty applications such as small infloor loops and/or hydronic fan coils. Relatively lower in cost a typical use case is for a homes with just the basement slab warmed and perhaps other small loops like the foyer. Popular with homes underpinning.

INDIRECT & BUFFER TANKS

What are Indirect & Buffer tanks used for?

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Endless hot water and Thermal Mass.


Indirect Tank

Indirect or storage tanks do not produce their own heat; instead, they rely on the boiler. In a typical arrangement, a closed-loop water pipe connects the boiler to the indirect water heater, feeding heated water to it. Though the boiler-fired water never mixes with the water in the storage tank, it circulates through the coils in the heat exchanger, which in turn heat the water for household use. In essence, the boiler does all the work, while the indirect heater merely facilitates the transfer of heat. Because indirect tanks are very well insulated, the maintain the water temperature long creating efficiency. They are as efficient as your boiler. The fact that boilers can produce substantial amounts of heat, indirect tanks can in-turn produce substantial amounts of domestic hot water. Enough to satisfy even the most demanding home or business.

Buffer tank

The primary application for buffer tanks are to reduce low-mass modulating, condensing boiler short cycling. This will save energy as the boiler runs less frequent cycles, overall generating greater comfort. Creating a greater thermal mass or buffer between heating loops where multiple small micro zones are installed will allow the system to distribute heat more evenly. Boilers may produce more heat than needed for any one single zone. This will cause the loop to over heat creating uneven temperatures and poor system performance. Buffer tanks solve that issue.

HYDRONIC AIR HANDLERS / FAN COILS

Hydronic Air Handler

Hydronic Air Handlers can be found in many homes and condos across the GTA. They are available in a small duct high-velocity and low velocity variations. As opposed to using a typical forced air furnace using, hydronic air handlers use hot water heating coils heated by hot water supplied from a boiler or a tankless water heater. These units also supply the cooling for your home with the simple additional of a cooling coil and outdoor condenser

Here are some reasons you may want to choose a hydronic forced air system for you new design, renovation or system replacement:


  • Hydronic air handlers air comparatively smaller than a traditional furnace. This can allow for greater installation flexibility.

  • Hydronic air handlers provide heating and cooling as a complete central air system.

  • Hydronic air handlers can be part of a standard low-velocity ducting system or a small duct high-velocity system.

  • Hydronic air handlers or a low heat system, meaning they do not introduce over heated dry air from your vents causing wider temperature swings. They can provide comfortable heating for any size home.

  • Hydronic air handlers pair perfectly with radiant infloor systems. They allow for a central cooling systems along with supplemental heating as the system with already have a appropriate hot water heating source installed.

  • Hydronic air handlers can be incorporated as part of a Greener HVAC System.

Featured Product

Canadian Made: IBC Boilers

Top hydronic professionals regard IBC as one the best boilers on the Market today. Canadian made IBC Boilers offers a variety of models to choose from. Amazing features such Wi-Fi connectivity, industry leading turn down ratios and stainless steel fire tub heat exchangers. IBC Boilers will serve your hydronics need for many years to come. IBC also offeres a registered limited life-time warranty on their heat exchangers.

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