A new 6,000-sq.-ft. waterfront home on the island of Jamestown, Rhode Island, was designed and built with energy efficiency and Energy Star products in mind, dictated by an owner who wanted the best heating system possible, which included radiant heating. The resulting heating system, designed and installed by Steve Gronski, of Gronski Plumbing & Heating, includes an oil-fired Viessmann Vitorond 200 boiler coupled with an array of Taco pumps, valves and accessories set within a tight 58" high crawl space under the up with a mix of in-floor Uponor radiant for his family room and baseboard for the rest of the two-bedroom house. The house has six zones total — one radiant and five for baseboard.
Gronski likes the Vitorond 200 with its 90% efficiency and small footprint. The Vitorond 200 is a triple-pass boiler with a stainless steel combustion chamber. Its triple pass design provides reduced emissions, efficient fuel utilization and low heating costs. Gronski also selected a 40-gallon Superstor Ultra indirect water heater and a Flexcon expansion tank for the heating system...MORE
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