Hydronic Heat

Although Wilson Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is a full-service plumbing company, the core of our business has always been boilers. 

Hot water boilers, or hydronic boilers, are among our specialties at Wilson Plumbing & Heating.  We have installed, serviced and corrected hot water heating systems all over the Greater Akron area. We have serviced many area landmarks, including the following:

  • All of the Executive Properties apartment buildings

  • Stan Hywet

  • St. Vincent Church and School

  • West Hill Baptist Church

In addition to our extensive commercial work we have also worked on hot water heating systems in thousands of local homes.

How a hot water heating system works

A hot water heating system creates and transmits hot water through hydronic baseboards or radiators in your home or business. The water is pumped through the system and returns to the boiler, where it is reheated and circulated again. This kind of heat is comfortable thanks to the moisture, which helps the dry winter air feel denser and saturated with warmth.

Hot water boilers are powered by electricity, natural gas, oil or propane. They are easy to maintain and compact enough to fit in tighter spaces, which can be an important factor in older homes or buildings.

How to know when you need a system replacement

With years of experience in servicing hot water heating systems, we know when your system needs replacement. Here are signs that you may need a new system:

  • The burner ignition is malfunctioning

  • Valves and burners are worn

  • The pressure-regulating systems are inefficient

  • The tank size isn’t right for your household or business

  • The circulation pump is broken

  • The water-filling component is faulty

  • The boiler and heat exchange is clogged with mineral deposits

If any of these components are damaged beyond repair or replacements cannot be found, a new system may be needed. We can install a replacement system and fit it to your existing channels.

Advantages of a hot water heating system

One of the advantages of having a hot water heating system is that it can be made into a high efficiency system to help you save on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.

There are many options for both commercial buildings, as well as homes, to help you achieve this high efficiency. Check out our gallery to view some of our high efficiency water boiler projects. 

Another advantage is the many options that come with water boilers, including the following:

  • Valve zoning

  • Pump zoning

  • Multiple energy saving header designs

  • Zone box systems

  • Indoor/outdoor reset controls

We will evaluate the needs of your business or residence, and explain how these options can provide custom benefits to you.

We take great pride in our boiler work and the savings they bring to our customers. In fact, one of our customers transitioned from a steam boiler to a high efficiency water boiler and has saved over $1,000 a month on fuel costs! 

Learn how Wilson Plumbing & Heating, Inc. can provide a new, efficient hot water heating system for you by scheduling an appointment today.


Check out some of our Boiler Design Options Here!