Hot water boilers are a popular choice for Connecticut homeowners looking to heat their homes reliably and efficiently. Powered by oil, propane or natural gas, these systems heat your living space by pumping heated water through baseboards, radiators, radiant flooring, or hydronic heating units.
How old is your water boiler? If your system is 15 years or older, upgrading to a new high-efficiency boiler can significantly cut your energy costs and reduce your emissions output. Sippin Energy is proud to sell, service, and install high-efficiency oil and propane-fired water boilers. Our certified HVAC experts are available to assess your current equipment and offer upgrade recommendations to best suit your home heating needs.
How Do Hot Water Boilers Work?
Hot water boiler work by heating water and circulating that hot water through baseboards, or radiators in your home. The hot water can also be fed to tubing under a floor which is called radiant heating. Hot water boilers can also be used for Hydro-Air systems. These systems are a hybrid system utilizing a hot water boiler to heat water which is then used to heat a hot water coil.
A hot water coil resembles a radiator in a car, through which air is passed though with a fan and is heated and circulated throughout the home. Some replacement hot water boilers are designed to produce steam instead of hot water, due to the extra energy required to produce steam, they are not commonly installed in new homes.
Hydronic Space Heating
Space heating solutions are available from Sippin energy products in many different types of configurations, and consist primarily of hydronic space heaters (that use hot water), and forced air type space heaters. Hydronic unit heaters can be used in conjunction with a hydronic heating system, and are ideal for difficult to heat areas such as garages and workshops. Forced air space heaters are generally fired by natural gas or propane, and can be used to heat individual rooms, workshops or detached buildings where no central heating source is available.
A variety of different types baseboard heating systems are available for installation or upgrade. Baseboard heating systems are available in convection and radiant type construction. There are also varieties that use copper fin/tube designs, as well as cast-iron radiant designs. High-performance baseboard varieties are also available to help boost radiation in difficult to heat areas.