Steam Boilers

Steam BoilersThe residential steam boiler is still alive and well despite the fact that some HVAC professionals refer to it and the steam boiler profession as the dead man’s club. However, there are not a lot of HVAC boiler technicians or HVAC companies that specialize in steam boilers because there are not a lot of the steam boilers used for residential and light commercial applications. (more…)

What Happens When My Boiler is Flooded

What Happens When My Boiler is Flooded

Outside boiler is prone to flooding

What Happens When My Boiler is Flooded  - Richard, What Happens When My Boiler is Flooded - Hurricane Irene was a disaster for us as we live in a Northern state that was hit by flooding from the rain of Hurricane Irene. As a result of the loss of power and the flooding, the basement was flooded. Our boiler happens to be in the basement and we will soon need the heat. We have had a few contractors come by and look at the boiler with one contractor telling us we need to replace the boiler and another telling us we can rebuild the boiler. (more…)

How Hydronics Works | HVAC Technical for Consumers

How Hydronics Works | HVAC Technical for Consumers

How Hydronics Works - Hydronics refers to using water and for chilled water, steam boilers and hot water boilers and other methods of transferring heat using water. A boiler or chiller is used to heat or cool the water and then the water is transferred through the hydronic piping loops to heat exchangers such as coils or baseboards where heat is transferred from the water to the air for heating and from the air to the water for cooling to provide comfort for people or a process. Hydronics is very popular in commercial and industrial HVAC applications for heating and cooling occupants in large buildings and providing heating and cooling for for equipment and machines including computers and servers. Basically in a nutshell hydronics uses water to move heat from one place to another.

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