Benefits of Hot Water Heat
With a hot water heating system, almost endless hot water can be supplied from the boiler, all year round with an indirect fired water heater or a tankless heater. Indirect-fired water heaters do not have a separate fuel supply, such as a gas pilot light, but rather use the hot water generated by the boiler to heat domestic water. Our tank-within-a-tank design allows hot water produced by the boiler to circulate in a steel outer tank which wraps around an inner stainless steel tank, radiating heat through the walls of the inner tank, keeping a steady supply of hot water on hand.
If there are space constraints, a tankless heater, which is simply a coil through which tap water is circulated, can be installed in your boiler. In both cases, during the summer months when the heat in your home is shut off, the boiler operates at a low fuel level, about the same as an ordinary hot water heater.
Hot Water Heating Systems are Durable
A cast-iron hydronic heating system will ordinarily serve 25 years or more, both because of the material used and the small number of moving parts. A warm air furnace, which has far more moving parts and requires frequent changing of air filters, will normally last 10 to 15 years, with major repair a possibility at some point before maximum life is reached.