WELCOME TO SKN WORKS RADIANT HEATING
Your Trusted Hydronic Heating Contractor
SKN Works serves the Puget Sound and its surrounding areas, offering clients professional, reliable, and safe hydronic heating installation and maintenance. Our field of expertise includes single and multi-family residential new construction, remodels, and hydronic/radiant systems service. We are committed to quality work and offer competitive pricing.
WHO WE ARE
A Licensed Heating Contractor With Years of Experience
SKN Works has been involved in plumbing and hydronic heating business since 2012. As a professional contractor, we address anything from the most complex and large scale construction projects to the smallest of repair jobs. We are driven by our commitment to excellence and go the extra mile to ensure our clients are completely satisfied with our work and service.
Quality Work At Competitive Price
Multi-family/single-family new construction: full heating systems design and installation. Mechanical room placement, design and assembly. Types of heating include: under/over subfloor radiant tubing, hydronic baseboard radiators, wall-hung radiators, bathroom towel racks, and other unique radiator solutions. Installation of snow melting and roof melting systems.
Multi-family and single-family remodels services include: new installation of under/over sub-floor radiant tubing, baseboard and wall-hung radiators, hydronic towel racks, retrofit with existing systems, zone additions, radiator additions, and mechanical room overhaul/modifications. Integrations of snow and roof melting systems.
MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE
Maintenance and service packages include: full system diagnostics and troubleshooting, leak repairs, system flushes, anti-freeze protection, regular maintenance, thermostat replacements, wi-fi/wireless conversions, and much more.
BOILERS AND COMBI REPLACEMENTS
Existing system boiler/combi swap-outs, upsized boiler retrofits, tankless combi conversions, boiler/combi relocations (space and storage optimization), conversion to cascading tankless combi units, and more of simple to complex solutions.
Some of our work completed and operating today
SEATTLE NEW CONSTRUCTION SFR
SKN Installed all hydronic in-floor heating here. The main floor is a monolithic slab-on-grade foundation with in-slab radiant tubing. The second and third floors were done over the subfloor, embedded in lightweight concrete, also known as gypcrete. Approximate cost to heat this 3,500 sf home is $120/month. The efficiency is due to concrete, which is able to absorb and hold heat for very long periods of time because of its inherent thermal mass.
NORTH SEATTLE CONVERSION TO HP
This is an air-to-water heat pump system, operating today in North Seattle. As todays world is moving away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy, those with hydronic systems need the most efficient way to heat their homes. This system uses a full inverter outdoor unit, an indoor buffer tank with backup electrical elements, a plate heat exchanger for the domestic hot water heater, and the water heater itself is a hybrid electric, for backup. This system requires less maintenance than a condensing boiler system, is economical, and environment-friendly.
EAST SEATTLE MECH ROOM OVERHAUL
This old and beautiful Capitol Hill home had a proper burial of its original cast iron boiler, which started out with wood, later converted to oil, and then natural gas. There was an irreparable rusted-through crack, and the beast had to go. It was replaced with another good quality cast iron, condensing boiler. Most of the pipe work and all circulators were replaced. A mixing valve was added for an in-floor zone. The home's thermostats were eliminated, replaced with a fully automated, continuous-flow, outdoor reset system.
NW SEATTLE BOILER/INDIRECT REPLACE
A wall-hung natural gas condensing boiler, a stainless steel indirect water heater, and some hydronic components along with some copper were installed/replaced at this 10-year old, beautiful ultra-modern-chic home. The homeowner was constantly fighting with the previous poor quality boiler, and finally decided to switch to something much more reliable. This system is alive and operating well today in Ballard.
Please feel free to contact us for any questions. All quotes and cost estimates are absolutely free. We are happy to discuss with you the project you are working on. You may fill out this quick form or just give us a call.