A boiler is a hydronic system that uses water or steam to heat your home/building and/or domestic hot water. There are two primary types of boilers: water and steam.
Water Boiler systems use a circulator to move hot water through the pipes, which travels to radiators, radiant tubing or baseboard heaters.
Steam Boilers turn water to steam, which then rises through pipes to feed the radiators. The heating source for the boiler can be natural gas or oil. Thermostats are used in different zones of a home to control the amount of heat desired.
Boilers are durable, dependable machines that can achieve efficiencies up to 95% or greater. A good boiler that is well maintained can last for over 20 years! The Solution Based preferences are Weil McLain, Burnham and Dunkirk.
Please call us if you experience any of the following:
- No heat and/or hot water
- Leaking or dripping
- Pilot light goes out
- Loss of pressure
- Frozen condensate pipe
- Radiators not heaing up
- Boiler keeps switching itself off
- Thermostat issues
- Banging, whistling or gurgling sounds
- Kettling (strange rumbling noise)
- Strong “Whooshing” sound during startup
- Any change in typical operating noise