Types of HeatingGrand Lake Plumbing & Heating offers homeowners a wide variety of options for heating their homes. Each heating system we sell and install has its own unique benefits. A Grand Lake Plumbing & Heating expert would be happy to tell you about your options and help you make the best decision when it comes time to upgrade to a new, energy efficient home heating system.
Boiler heating systems consist of a sealed chamber that converts water to steam or heats water for circulation in a hydronic heating system. Some boiler systems have radiators distributed throughout your home and other boilers distribute heat through baseboard heaters or even radiant pipes in your floor. Boilers are a very clean and efficient way to heat your home.
A forced air furnace is an enclosed heating unit that heats air by transferring heat in a metal combustion chamber to the air circulating it throughout heating ducts in the house. Forced air furnaces can run on electricity, natural gas, propane or fuel oil.
This type of heat uses the clean, renewable energy of the Earth as its primary heat source, using vertical wells or horizontal ground loops. Many of our geothermal customers have seen the highest return on their investment comes from horizontal ground loops, when landscape conditions allow.
A geothermal unit works with a specially designed underground earth loop system to transfer the heat from the warm earth into your home. In the summer, the process is reversed to deliver cooled air in to your home.
The advantages to this environmentally friendly system are its low-operating costs and its higher operating efficiency. While fuel costs continue to rise, homeowners have found long-term savings by installing a geothermal heating system. By using the clean, renewable energy of the Earth as a primary energy source, geothermal systems provide low operating costs in heating and cooling without sacrificing reliability or comfort. At Grand Lake Plumbing & Heating we are the leading experts on geothermal technology.
Hot Water & Radiant Heating
Electric or gas fired boilers are the most common heat source to provide hot water to the following hot water distribution systems.
Radiant heat is commonly installed under floors and has been our most common heat system in our area for more than 15 years.
A Radiant heat system uses a boiler or geothermal system to circulate tempered water throughout the structure. Pex tubing is often imbedded into the flooring, thus turning your entire floor into a comfortable heating surface and system.
Grand Lake Plumbing & Heating can provide you and your family with the ultimate in home comfort with unmatched fuel efficiency when we install radiant floor heating system in your home.
There are many benefits provided by radiant floor heating systems. They provide increased comfort with a clean, healthy and quiet system free of dust and airborne particles. Radiant floor heating systems ensure comfortable, consistent heat in every room while allowing for complete interior design freedom. A variety of installation options and fuel sources are available including natural gas, electric and geothermal.
Based on nationally recognized standards and using the highest quality components, Grand Lake Plumbing & Heating designs your system around you and your lifestyle in order to deliver a system that delivers unmatched comfort and the control that you have always desired. You’ll find comfort in knowing your system was designed to deliver efficiency and comfort whether outside temperatures are 40* F or -20*F!
Hydronic Baseboard, Radiator or Wall Panel HeatSimilar to in floor Radiant heat, hydronic systems utilize much of the same tubing but runs through baseboard, floor mounted or wall mounted heaters. Just like in floor heat, these systems are comfortable, quiet and efficient while providing a cost effective alternative to forced air systems.
As an alternate to a Forced Air system, these systems allow homeowners to have several different thermostats located throughout the home. This allows for different temperature settings in different rooms as needed.
Solar Heating Systems
Using high efficiency solar collectors designed for cold climates such as ours, we are able to harness the energy of the sun and store it in a usable form to heat your domestic hot water and even assist in providing free energy to heat your home. These collectors can be roof or ground mounted and can be incorporated into any existing home, which uses domestic hot water or a hot water heating system. Unfortunately, we do not offer electric PV solar panels.