Services

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Forefront Heating & Plumbing prides itself on the industry knowledge and level of expertise we have when it comes to the installation, renovation and repair of heating systems. We like to keep our skills fresh and our awareness and understanding on the cutting edge.

As such, Forefront Heating is tekmar and HBX certified, fully insured, bondable and Workers Compensation Board (WCB Alberta) protected.

In addition to the above certifications, we are also members of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta.

Radiant Panel Heating

Radiant heating is a natural and wholesome way to heat the space within your home or business. It works much like the sun that warms the earth using thermal energy to transfer heat from one object to another.
The system depends largely on radiant heat transfer: the delivery of heat directly from the hot surface to the people and objects in the room via the radiation of heat. That is, thermal energy is transmitted from one solid object to another.

As such, radiant heat is a low frequency radio wave that flows from the object with the highest temperature and is absorbed by any object that has a lower temperature. This process does not heat the air between the two thereby reducing certain inefficiencies.

For instance, an advantage of installing radiant floor heating is its ability to heat only those objects that need heat. We are all living breathing beings with our own internal heating systems. All we need is a way to control the loss or escape of warmth from our bodies as opposed to controlling for surrounding temperatures. This is precisely what radiant floor heating offers. 

To wit, the radiant tubing warms the floor and anything touching the floor. This, in turn, means your feet will absorb that warmth. You might notice the temperature in your home being lower than what you are usually accustomed to but you still feel comfortable.

Forefront Heating & Plumbing installations and services include:

  • in-floor radiant heat
  • radiant wall heating
  • radiant heating within the ceilings
  • radiant tube heating

Some advantages associated with radiant heating include comfort, efficiency, cleanliness, health, safety, child friendliness, and unobtrusiveness, level of simplicity and reliability as well as cost effectiveness.
From a utilitarian standpoint, radiant heating features silence of operation, it will not dry the air out in the room and it will allow for objects to become warm without losing heat in the process. The lack of moving air can also be beneficial for people with severe allergies.

All forms of radiant heating whether installed in the ceilings, walls or floors, retain many beneficial qualities. If you are considering radiant panel heating within your home or business, consult Forefront Heating & Plumbing and allow us to help you make the best decision for your situation.

Combustion Analysis

Combustion analysis is required by code for every newly installed high efficiency appliance. It is also beneficial to perform a combustion analysis regularly to ensure proper functioning of the appliance.
As part of a process intended to improve fuel economy, combustion analysis will reduce undesirable exhaust emissions and improve the safety of fuel burning equipment. This may involve a measurement of the flue gas concentrations and gas temperature and/or draft pressure and soot level.

The flue combustion analysis will add a function of safety and efficiency to your home or commercial property. It will not only help limit liability, but also ensure sustainability.

Forefront Heating & Plumbing offers this service to all their clients’ pending new equipment installation or refurbishment. We carry out on-site combustion analysis on existing equipment and/or other equipment in need of maintenance.

Controls

No system is complete without operating controls. Some require complex multi-staging, multi-zoning, or snow melt controls. Others simply require a thermostat.

Regardless of the level of complexity, we can assist with configuring, installing and repairing various kinds of controls for residential and commercial applications. Whatever you need, we can meet it.

Forefront Heating & Plumbing will install or improve performance in:

  • HVAC Systems
  • Alternative Energy: Geothermal and Solar
  • Snow melting
  • Accessories
  • Multi-staging
  • Zoning
  • Setpoint
  • Thermostats
  • Boiler products.

Boilers

Forefront Heating & Plumbing supplies and installs boiler apparatuses in residential and minor commercial buildings. We replace and repair broken and/or damaged boilers using our prompt on call service. Boilers are what we are known for!  

Forefront is an IBC Technologies accredited installer. That means we service what we sell and we have the knowledge and expertise to provide the best quality service for you.

While boilers have many advantages, comfort and silence of operation are two of the most prominent once. They work by heating water that is circulated through copper or PEX tubing and provide hydronic radiant heat.

Such forms of radiant heating are known to be very comfortable as they spread out evenly, especially when installed within the floor. As such, they facilitate the retention of heat within the body as opposed to its loss to the elements.

Other advantages worth consideration are cleanliness and zone control. Because boilers don't blow air, you will have fewer allergies and there will be no need to clean your ducts or worry about other dust or dirt clogs.
We specialize in the following varieties of boilers:

  • Electric boilers
  • Gas boilers
  • Coal boilers

If you have any questions on this service or would like a consultation on the suitability of any products, please contact us for further inquiries.

Geothermal Energy

Whereas solar energy comes from the sun, geothermal energy comes from the earth. These alternative energy solutions use different methodology for generating heat but both confer similar advantages on those who utilize them.

Geothermal energy works by capturing escaping heat from Earth's core to warm water. As such, geothermal energy is a clean and reliable source of heat for your home with potentially high payoff in terms of energy savings.

Regardless of whether you choose to invest in solar or geothermal, they are not mutually exclusive and can be combined to maximize sustainability and efficiency.

If you are considering alternative energy including geothermal energy, Forefront Heating & Plumbing is able to consult and advise you of the most recent developments in technology and how they could benefit you.
We offer expert installation and repair services for heat pumps and flow centers. Please contact us with further inquiries, for a consultation, or to book an appointment.

Solar Energy

Solar is the conversion of sunlight into electricity or hot water; it transforms heat generated by the sun into renewable energy without the use of fossil fuels and harmful emissions.

Domestic solar hot water systems are designed to last anywhere between 20 to 40 years. Forefront Heating & Plumbing can help you determine if solar heating is right for you. After all, there is enough solar energy in Canada to generate 2500 kWh of energy per year.

Renewable energy resources such as solar and geothermal energy can be employed to improve the self-sufficiency of homes, agricultural and commercial developments. Although they do not usually constitute a total solution, they are the first stage and a valuable asset.

Using solar heating confers advantages that traditional heating methods lack. It will ensure you are less dependent on your utility company and it will make a positive impact on the earth via a reduction in harmful emissions.

Plumbing

We offer emergency plumbing services, repairs and new installations for residential and small commercial developers or home owners. With quick response times and the keen ability to supply and install on site and on time, each task will be completed to your satisfaction.

Our plumbing expertise extends to:

  • tubs and showers
  • sinks
  • faucets
  • toilet repair and installation
  • water line and drain repair
  • drain-waste-vent (DWV)
  • water conditioning and purification

Water Conditioning and Purification

Forefront Heating & Plumbing is dedicated to quality expert service. As a vital part of that, we provide services in water conditioning and purification.

This is often an overlooked area that can make a drastic difference in lengthening the life of everything with which it comes in contact.

We supply and/or install:

  • Service pumps
  • Self-filling stations
  • Storage tanks
  • Water softeners
  • Water treatment equipment
  • Dispensing systems

Gasfitting

Forefront gas fitting services are elaborate and include every type of household and outdoor utility you may require. We work with Natural Gas and Propane products including:

  • meters
  • appliances
  • detached or underground gas lines
  • connected surface lines

As with everything else we do, all installations and repairs are warrantied so you can rest assured it's done right.

We make sure you're getting the best by using quality products from reputable manufacturers such as...

IBC Technologies Weil-McLain
Delta Tekmar HBX Control systems
Kohler Hytec Caleffi
Axiom Toto John Wood