3. Simplifying operations
Connecting to flexibility
When the Hartford Steam Company goes to work for you, you can be assured of
top-quality, dependable service – service that has been the cornerstone of
our business for more than 40 years.
But what’s behind our service? A team of experts who are on duty 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year. Hartford Steam’s district energy systems are automated
and monitored around the clock, plus they are equipped with multiple fuels,
boilers and chillers that give us – and our customers – significant
redundancy. We also adhere to a strict maintenance program to minimize
District energy service helps you manage and control your indoor environment
to suit your specific needs. That means you can keep your tenants both
comfortable and satisfied, no matter what the outdoor temperature.
You can be assured of having near-perfect temperature control throughout the
year, even on evenings, weekends and shoulder seasons. That's because
Hartford Steam’s heating and cooling service is available whenever you need
it. In addition, district energy reduces vibrations and noise problems and
frees up building space so more room is available for storage.
When you choose district energy, you can count on worry-free heating and
cooling that's delivered directly to your building . . . and ready to use.
You’ll no longer have on-site boilers, chillers or cooling towers to
install, operate, maintain or replace – saving you time, trouble and money.
Hartford Steam makes your building operations easier by eliminating the need
for fuel deliveries, handling and storage so there are fewer safety and
liability concerns for employees and tenants. Plus you’ll have less
maintenance, monitoring and equipment. And that means that your tenants,
rather than your energy operations, can be your focus.
Connecting to flexibility
Flexibility is a major benefit of district heating and cooling. For
starters, Hartford Steam has fuel flexibility at our plants, so we can use
oil, natural gas or electricity – whichever is most economical. And because
we deal in such large volumes, we realize economies of scale and shop around
for the best prices. Plus, since heating and cooling are available year
‘round, you can heat and cool different areas of a building at the same
Even architects benefit from district energy’s flexibility since it enables
them to more easily design or renovate your building, as they don’t need to
accommodate smoke stacks, boilers, chillers and cooling towers.
When you decide to use district heating and cooling, you no longer need
boilers, chillers or cooling towers, so you can reduce your upfront capital
requirements and ongoing operating, maintenance and labor costs.
For example, you can eliminate principal and interest payments and property
taxes that are associated with new boiler and chiller installations;
insurance and annual maintenance contracts; and costs associated with
operating boilers, chillers and cooling towers. Since little other equipment
is required, you can use the extra space for storage or revenue-producing
purposes. The cost savings you realize can be used to finance other building
improvements or tenant amenities.
At Hartford Steam, we monitor our district energy systems ‘round-the-clock
to ensure the most efficient use of energy, so we use less fuel and have
And when district energy arrives at your door, the steam, hot water and
chilled water are 100 percent efficient and ready to use. You don’t need to
burn fuels to produce the heating and cooling you need, so no fuel is
Plus, Hartford Steam employs stringent emission controls at our plants, more
than is possible at individual buildings, and we remain in full compliance
and up-to-date with ever-changing environmental regulations. Back to top