Radiant heat is the most comfortable heat. Typically, it is installed as a warm floor. Hot water is heated via a boiler, and circulates through the floor, heating the floor. Then, the floor radiates the heat upward, warming the home. For advanced efficiency, add an indirect-fired water heater to heat the domestic water. Matching a high efficient boiler with an indirect-fired water heater will deliver virtually limitless hot water for bathing, laundry, dishwashing and cooking at a lower operating cost compared to most other alternatives. When installed as a combination unit, you'll have the most efficient and comfortable heat. And hot water at twice the peak flow of a tankless. The photo here shows the boiler and indirect water heater installed in combination. A recent install by Wayne Maples Plumbing & Heating. Win! Win!
“Check to be sure your Humboldt or Sonoma County plumber is licensed with the California State License Board (CSLB). It’s equally important to hire a licensed contractor with the classifications relevant to your needs. Insurance companies will be sure to inquire of the contractor’s license number should a claim be filed due to work performed by a contractor. The insurance provider will also check to be sure the classification(s) are appropriate for the work performed. At MapleService our license numbers are 767710 for Humboldt County and 917663 for Sonoma County, and has 4 classifications. MapleService license classifications for Humboldt and Sonoma County include C36 for plumbing, C4 for boilers/water heating, and C20 for Heating ventilation & AC. Each MapleService license also includes an “A” designation for general engineering. The “A” classification is required for extensive trenching/excavation. Each classification has been earned through extensive work experience, training and testing." For more information visit www.cslb.ca.gov