Water management is a crucial aspect of maintaining the thermal and hydraulic properties of a hydronic system, including its chemical properties. Any dissolved minerals and gases in water from municipal sources, wells or springs can interact with materials and chemicals in a system, resulting in undesired reactions such as scaling, sludge formation, galvanic, and pitting corrosion. These reactions can lead to hot spots in the heat exchanger of a boiler, which can cause warpage, blistering, and ultimately, system failure. This is why it is essential to properly commission new systems and fill radiant systems with demineralized water instead of softened water.

The key parameters to guide proper water management include pH, TDS (total dissolved solids), chlorides, hardness, and iron levels. For instance, the ideal pH range falls between 7 and 9.5, TDS level should not be higher than 30-300 ppm, chloride levels should not be above 150 ppm, and hardness level should not exceed 7 gpg. Iron levels in the water should remain below the 0.3 mg/l threshold for optimal system performance.

It is therefore critical to refer to the manufacturer’s manual for specific details regarding your boiler to ensure that you are taking all necessary steps to promote the best water management practices. With Alpine Home Experts VIP Service Plan, you can rest easy knowing that your plumbing system and hydronic system are receiving top-notch services. Our comprehensive water management plan is designed to keep your system running efficiently and extend its lifespan, ensuring you get the most out of your investment.

Our highly trained and experienced professionals are actively licensed, bonded, and insured. With transparent pricing, we are committed to providing superior customer service while offering fair pricing for our services. Contact us today and experience the Alpine Home Experts difference. We are committed to providing our customers with unmatched services from start to finish and elevating your plumbing needs.

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