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The Ultimate Boiler Guide For Ottawa Homes

AirZone HVAC Services is a full service heating and cooling service company in Ottawa, Ontario. We have an in house boiler division that specializes in custom designed systems specifically for Ottawa homes.  Boilers are an excellent way to heat your home and are a popular solution in many heritage areas of the city. We commonly design, install, repair and replace boilers in areas such as the Glebe, Centretown, and other areas in the city with older buildings that do not have the typical ducting we see with newer builds.

What is a Boiler?

A Boiler is an appliance that is used to heat a home, commercial space or perhaps a certain area of a space within the building envelope.  Boilers are controlled by a thermostat that signals the appliance to come on in order to supply heat to a space.  Boilers, contrary to the name, do not actually boil water but heat it to a desired temperature. Boilers can utilize many fuel sources in order to accomplish the goal of heating water. This includes natural gas, propane, oil or electricity as a means to create heat. Boilers may feed radiators, in floor heating loops, air handlers or point of use fans. A very versatile heating solution, boilers can be very efficient as water tends to retain heat much better than just air.

Why Choose AirZone for your Boiler Installation in Ottawa?

When choosing a contractor to supply and install a boiler in Ottawa, AirZone HVAC Services stands above the competition.  We have in-house designers with decades of experience in sizing boilers, designing full systems and specializing in in-floor heating solutions. With dozens of licensed gas technicians, AirZone HVAC Services is the city’s go to contractor for boiler replacements and new home boiler designs. Whether it’s a new high efficiency wall hung boiler or service of an older mid efficient floor model, we have the know-how to ensure your home is safe and comfortable. AirZone HVAC Services offers a satisfaction guarantee on all of our installations. We can offer this as we use NO subcontractors, have a fully staffed office with amazing support staff and an ownership group that believes in building long term relationships through quality service at a fair price!

Boiler Vs Gas Furnace?

At AirZone HVAC Services we have decades of experience servicing and maintaining all makes and models of boilers. This includes working on Viessmann, Bosch, Navien, Rinnai, IBC, Riello, NTI, Buderus, Lochnivar, Baxi, Weil Mclain, Rheem, Lennox, Triangle Tube, Valiant, AO Smith, Brock, Turbo 2000, Dettson, Slant Fin. When it comes to new installations our designers love working with IBC boilers as they are a Canadian Brand with amazing support. We also regularly supply and install Bosch brand boilers along with some Lennox brand boilers.

Creative Solutions Utilizing Boilers

When it comes to installing boilers to heat the home, there are many different ways to ensure the heat is distributed evenly.

Most Common – Baseboard Radiators

This is the most common solution and involves a loop of radiators installed on exterior walls of the home.

Most Aesthetically Pleasing – In-Floor Radiant Heating

Infloor radiant heat is very popular due to the fact you don’t see anything related to the heating system! It also ensures your floors are always incredibly comfortable under foot.

Forced Air Hydronic

Another popular solution wherein we tie a boiler into a heating coil above an air handler. This solution is popular because it allows you to add an air conditioner to the ductwork as well as heat.

Hybrid Solutions

We design many systems that are installed in Ottawa homes the utilize combinations of the above methods or even all 3!

Ottawa boiler installed in mechanical room HVAC

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