Hydronic Heating & Boiler Service in Red Deer

Installation, Replacement and Repair

Drain Doctor provides high-efficiency hydronic heating solutions in Red Deer and Central Alberta.

We install, repair and maintain all types of hydronic systems: gas, electric, and propane. This includes conventional boilers, high-efficiency condensing boilers, and combi boilers.

About Hydronic Heating Systems

Hydronic or in-floor heating is an energy-efficient alternative to heat homes, garages, shops or commercial spaces.

These systems use energy-efficient heat sources, including boilers, water heaters, and heat pumps to heat water or hydronic fluid. The heated fluid is circulated through a residence or commercial building, usually through radiant tubing beneath the floor. It can also be circulated beneath concrete floors, joist heating on upper floors, fan coils or radiant slant fin around a perimeter.

Tubing can be installed in slabs, so in-floor heating systems can heat your basement as well as the upper floors.

Hydronic heating systems are also be called:

  • radiant heating
  • in-floor heating
  • boiler heating
  • hot water heating
  • on-demand heating
  • slab heating
  • fan coils
  • Slant fin
  • joist heating

Advantages of Hydronic Heating Systems

Hydronic systems are more efficient than forced-air because water is a much superior material for absorbing heat.

Electricity is used to distribute heat, regardless of whether the medium is air or water. Hydronic distribution systems are typically 10 times more energy-efficient than forced air.

Flexible: Compared to forced-air furnaces, hydronic heating is much more flexible. It can be customized to your home's particular heating requirements, and the temperature can vary from room to room.

Energy Efficient: The heart of the hydronic heating system is the boiler. Boilers use less fuel because fluid is a more energy-efficient conductor of heat than air.

Even Heat: Radiant heat is distributed evenly. Because it heats up the floor and furniture rather than the air, room temperatures fluctuate less.

Cleaner & Quieter: There is no fan blowing dust through vents in your home, so the air is cleaner. The systems are also much quieter than furnaces.

Cost Savings: You can enjoy the comfort of radiant floor heating for much less than the cost of traditional forced-air furnaces. We can also install zone valves and switching relay controls so different areas of your home or business can be set to different temperatures. This can create additional energy cost savings if you don't mind some areas being cooler than others.

Boiler Installation & Repair

Drain Doctor offers hydronic heating system and boiler installation, repair and maintenance services in Red Deer, Innisfail, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake and Central Alberta.

We service all kinds of boilers, including condensing, natural draft or combi units.

When you call the boiler experts at Drain Doctor in Red Deer, we'll find the root of the problem, give you good advice about repair or replacement, and a written quote. Don't forget our 24/7 emergency service. Give us a call anytime. We're here to help you.

How Often Should My Hydronic Heating System Be Serviced?

It's best to have your boiler serviced every year. This will extend its life and help prevent problems. At a minimum, get a boiler service every 2 years. Fluids should be checked and noted on every service.

Combustion analysis should be done on every new installation and every 5 years after that.

We suggest calling us a month before the first snows to book your service.

Signs Your Boiler Needs Repairs

  • No heat: If it isn't just the thermostat set too low, it could be damaged parts or insufficient water.
  • Leaking: It could be a seal past its expiry date, a leaking pipe, or damage to components.
  • Strange sounds: There might be air in the system, pressure problems, or failing parts.
  • Keeps shutting off: It could be a partially closed valve, or your pump might not be properly circulating water.

Hydronic Heating System Installations

Not only is in-floor heating an ideal option for a new home, but it might be a perfect replacement heating system for an older home.

At Drain Doctor, we specialize in hydronic heating installations. We can even install heating under your deck, sidewalks, or driveways.

All our systems are designed by a qualified hydronic designer. All our plumbing installations and repairs are completed to code by journeymen plumbers/gasfitters.

Our experienced team is happy to answer any questions about boilers or hydronic heating systems. If you are thinking of one for your home, call us for a consultation!

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