In an effort to respond to some problems we’re often told about, we’ve put together some Questions and Answers on Hydronic Heating Systems. Your heating system should be inspected by a professional annually. Here are some questions we're asked often during the colder months.
Q: Do I need a Low Water Cut Off on my water boiler?
A: In some cases, your boiler is installed at the lowest point in the system, which means that there is less of a likelihood that the boiler will run dry. If radiators are installed at an elevation below the top of the boiler then a low water cut off is necessary. Examples include baseboard radiators near the basement floor, and basement in-floor radiant heating. There are some states, New York and New Jersey for example, a that mandate their use regardless of radiator location.
We thank our friends at Utica Boiler Company for some valuable insights and conversation on this subject.
We hope this information is helpful to you.
Need Service in Northern or North Central New Jersey? Schedule a Service Call Now! Last but certainly not least, we remind you to have your boiler serviced professionally each year prior to the onset of freezing cold weather. It's a known fact that maintaining your boiler will increase efficiency, save on energy costs and extend the life of the equipment.