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Experts in Commercial Hot Water Boiler Installation Support


Complete Lifecycle

Sizing & Design

We employ in-house boiler engineers with decades of combined industry experience. ICA Experts know the boiler installation process and can help tailor a boiler size and design solution to meet your requirements.

On-site Installation Support

ICA Engineers and Technicians work with you to make sure all hot water boilers and steam boilers are field inspected and ready. ICA provides on-site startup and commissioning services to make sure you have everything works to specification.

Maintenance & Service

Once your project is completed, we are your one-stop maintenance and service provider for the life of your equipment. That includes basic preventive maintenance, annual cleanings, and even 24/7 emergency hot water heater and boiler service in NY and NJ.

What is a Hot Water Boiler?

At the most basic level, a hot water boiler uses some type of fuel or energy source (typically gas, oil, or electricity) to heat water.

Instead of boiling, water is heated to around 180-200 degrees Fahrenheit.

The heated water is then typically used as part of a radiant heating system to provide heat inside a building.

Most modern hot water boilers incorporate some type of pump to circulate heated water through a heating system. In this way, hot water boilers actually provide more efficient heating than most steam boilers.

Over 50 Years Of Experience in Commercial Hot Water Boilers

Different Types of Hot Water Boilers

There are two primary types of hot water boilers: firetube and watertube boilers.

In a firetube design, there are tubes inside the boiler in which combustion gases are burned to generate heat. Water surrounds these tubes. Heat is transferred into the water directly through the walls of the firetubes.

A watertube design is essentially the exact opposite of a firetube design. In this type of boiler, water is inside the tubes. The tubes pass through a combustion chamber where gases are burned to generate heat.

Each type has its own unique advantages. Firetube boilers are generally more compact, highly efficient, and easier to maintain. They can easily handle load surges at high pressures and generally have a lower total cost to own. 

Firetube boilers are found in all but the most demanding applications.

Watertube boilers operate at higher pressures and can provide higher output temperatures. They can also provide faster heat recovery, more precise handling of load fluctuations, and better turn down. 

Watertube boilers are well suited for highly demanding applications.

Differences Between Hot Water Boilers and Steam Boilers

Hot water boilers and steam boilers are totally different types of equipment, yet they are both used in similar radiant heating applications. The main difference is the method used to provide heat. 

Hot water boilers only heat water to about 200 degrees Fahrenheit. In this way, they expend less energy up front since they don’t need to achieve very high water temperatures. 

However, hot water boilers do use more energy to pump water through the heating system. With modern hot water boilers, integrated pumps ensure that hot water flows easily through heating pipes.

Steam boilers actually heat water to its boiling point in order to generate steam. These boilers use more energy initially to create steam. 

However, steam boilers use much less energy to circulate steam through a heating system since steam naturally rises as it heats up. When the steam cools and condenses back into water, it flows back to the boiler all on its own with no pumps required.

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#1 NJ Field Erect Boiler Expert

ICA is the go-to source for specialized installations, we can provide field erect boiler services in NJ and NY. A field erect boiler is manufactured by our suppliers but not assembled. Each component is shipped individually to your location for on-site assembly.

Field erected boilers are often the best solution when your application has difficult access or special requirements.

At ICA, we have knowledgeable engineers on-staff who can recommend the right solution for your needs. Our in-house engineers can design your complete field erect boiler solution to your exact specifications. They will work with you directly to make sure that your specific project requirements are met.

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Difference Between Hot Water Heater and Hot Water Boiler

These two water heating systems are commonly confused. In fact, the names are often used interchangeably. However, they really couldn’t be more different from each other.

Hot water heaters provide hot, potable water for washing and cooking. The water is typically heated using a gas burner and stored in a large tank at around 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The heater cycles on and off to maintain this temperature.

Hot water boilers don’t store heated water and are generally not used to provide potable water. Instead, these units heat water to around 200 degrees Fahrenheit and pump it through radiant heating systems inside buildings in order to provide heat.

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