Upgrading a boiler system is not a quick in and out job. Every system will need a retrofit at some point in time and will always have it's challenges.
This specific job was called upon me for a few reasons such as leaks, error codes and cracked ABS gas venting which is not an acceptable method of gas venting on today's condensing boilers.
This home had 4 separate heating demands; fan coil (boiler heated furnace), indirect hot water tank (boiler heated storage tank), high temperature low mass staple up in the ensuite, and low temperature high mass for the attached garage and basement.
For this project I chose to use an IBC 28-160 modulating boiler. A modulating boiler operates by changing the supply temperature within its own controls and therefore not requiring a mixing valve.
One of the challenges of this project was replacing the existing ABS gas venting with the new 636 CPVC which ran 40 feet through the beautifully developed basement to the exterior south facing wall. Another challenge was finding appropriate fittings and manifolds for the discontinued Kitec in-floor heat piping.
I enjoyed working at this home very much. It was a nice size mechanical room, and allowed for a very clean install.
When it comes to boiler systems in your home, a properly installed system with a routine maintenance schedule will allow your boiler to work great for many years.
If you like what you see and are looking for a reliable and energy efficient heating system for your new or existing home, please give me a call!
To find out more about the boiler I used, click HERE.