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where are the pros in the Colorado mountains 81620

mtnheat Member Posts: 31
i am a homeowner who finds the dynamics of hydronic heat extremely fascinating and potentially rewarding for techs and installers. design a great systems that sings and happy owners. after 7 years in my residence i've yet to find those pros. my NTI T150 is aging and i'm in search of a pro. baseboard heat, 2 story duplex 3 zone, south facing. hope this post is OK...and people will chime in. many thanks


  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,723
    There's only one in Colorado on the Find a Contractor page:

    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,848
    PSI is a shop I know in your area that does a lot of hydronics work. Looks like they would jump at the opportunity.

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • mtnheat
    mtnheat Member Posts: 31
    thanks Steamhead, i saw those guys, they are basically 100 miles east of me...
  • mtnheat
    mtnheat Member Posts: 31
    hot rod, thanks for the heads up. i've seen their trucks BUT i'm looking for a specific person within a company. someone skilled and passionate like many of the commentators on this site....all the companies will say they have skilled people....unfortunately i'm having a tough time getting even a heat loss calculation to properly size a boiler much less a skilled retrofit design and possible install. the current NTI T150 boiler runs on natural gas with an indirect water heater. i'll likely add solar at some point so seems a nat gas water heater with electric backup would be prudent. also seems a variable speed circulator pump would be more efficient use of electricity. the maxim "kiss" is straight down my alley along with low maintenance and longevity...
    there seems to be a many feasible options on the hardware side, definitely a love affair with Lochnivar up here but i kinda like what i've read about the HTP line. regardless, the key appears to be the design and installation even in a "simple" setup like mine...that's my focus at this juncture...
  • I assume you are in the Roaring Fork Valley. If so, here are some good people:

    Cheney Plumbing and Heating - (970) 963-0275 Kirk or Trenton

    Solar Flair - (970) 618-1768 - Patrick

    Rencks Mechanical - (970) 618-9378 - Brandon (He's out this week hunting)
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • If you are closer to the Vail Valley here are some good small shops in that area:

    R&R Heating (970) 524-1210 - Brian

    Kelly's Quality Plumbing (970) 977-0421 - Kelly

    Highland Plumbing & Heating (970) 328-0988 - JJ
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • mtnheat
    mtnheat Member Posts: 31
    thank you Dennis, i'm more in the Vail Valley and will contact these guys....much appreciated.