Get Home Comfort with Hot Water Boilers
Most homes in the Twin Cities metro area have central heating and air conditioning systems that circulate warm and cool air through air ducts. Many other homes, however, do not have built-in air ducts. Thousands of older homes were built before central HVAC systems existed and are heated with hot water or steam radiators. Other homes have no basements or air ducts. Radiant heat is supplied through pipes embedded in floors.
Hot water heating has many benefits. It’s quiet and very comfortable in our frigid winter months. Radiant heating provides even heat throughout the home, without drafts or dusty air ducts. Here’s how hot water heating systems work:
- A Quiet Hot Water Boiler Is the Heart of Your HVAC System – Located in a basement or utility room, natural gas-fired boilers are the universal standard today. A gas flame heats water inside a heat exchanger. A pump circulates the heated water from the boiler through radiators or baseboard units in each room or through pipes in the floor. A thermostat signals the boiler to start when temperatures are low and shuts it off when temperatures are just right.
- Radiant Heat Provides Outstanding Home Comfort – Hydronic heating uses radiant heat to provide ideal temperatures. As circulating hot water heats up radiators, baseboard units and hydronic plumbing, warmth circulates through natural convection. Warm air rises and cooler air sinks. Even temperatures are the result. Central air ducts recirculate dust in the home any time the blower runs. Radiant heating means cleaner homes and less dusting.
- Hot Water Has Replaced Steam Heat in Almost All Homes – In the 19th and early 20th century, steam heat was the standard. While steam heat worked, hot radiators created uneven temperatures could even cause injuries. Overheated rooms and noisy radiators that banged and gurgled were common. Today, almost all older homes have been converted to hot water boilers.
- Radiant Hot Water Heating’s One Drawback Is Now Gone – Today’s homeowners expect to be just as comfortable in the summer as in the winter. Homeowners with hot water radiant heating struggled for comfort in hot weather. Most relied on noisy, ugly window AC units for cooling. Now, efficient ductless mini-split AC systems can cool individual rooms or an entire home without air ducts. Operating quietly, they allow customized temperature control for each room. Our trusted HVAC company helped to pioneer the use of this technology in the Minneapolis St. Paul area.
Twin Cities Most Trusted Radiant Heating Contractor
Many of the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area’s heating and air conditioning companies don’t want to bother with hot water boilers and hydronic radiant heating systems. It requires special certification, workers with extensive training, and additional licensing. As the region’s premier HVAC contractor, we’re dedicated to serving all area homeowners. Don’t make dozens of calls. Contact us for complete sales, installation, and repair for your home’s hot water heating system. We’ll also help you keep your home cool in the summer with innovative ductless AC technology. Wherever your home is in the seven-county region, we’re your local boiler experts. Contact us today to discuss your needs.