Baseboards and radiators are the vehicles by which you receive heat from your boiler system, and even though many homes are working with forced air furnaces, boilers are still common. If your home uses radiators to distribute the heat, it is steam that gets the job done. If you have baseboards, hot water is directed from the system and distributed that way.
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Boiler Service, Repair & Replacement
Here at Time Plumbing, Heating & Electric Inc., we have some very experienced, expert boiler service technicians who specialize in hot water and steam boiler systems. We will accurately diagnose the problem, give you options, then solve the issue.
When you need a boiler cleaning and service you can be assured our trusted team will get the job done right the first time. We will check the expansion tank, the pressure relief valve (PRV), the flue pipe along with the chimney vent, the safeties, the heat exchanger, the burner assembly, the pressure relief valve (PRV), the pump and zone valves, auto air vent, the mixing valve, the thermostat, the safety controls and the gas piping.
We will also check the transformer to make sure it is producing 24 volts. We clean and check the contractor relay control on the millivolt system. We also check the thermocouple and pilot generator.
When we are finished you will be in good shape for the cold winters that Denver can be known for.
Do You Need Boiler Repair Services?
Even though a standard-issue boiler can last for up to a half century, that doesn’t mean you won’t need any repairs along the way. If your system needs professional attention, you’ll usually see the signs before you lose the ability to heat your home altogether. Some of the signs include:
- Kettling – this refers to a low rumbling noise during operation
- Gurgling sounds or high-pitched whistling
- Inconsistent heat distribution
- Boiler switches off before the room heats up
If you notice these signs, or anything out of the ordinary that affects your performance of your system, don’t hesitate to call us for help.
Benefits of Boiler Maintenance
Many people fail to prioritize boiler maintenance, but regular checks and upkeep of your equipment can have wide-ranging benefits. Here are a few reasons to schedule regular boiler tune-ups:
A faulty boiler can be a disaster waiting to happen. As such, having your boiler serviced can help safeguard against explosions, fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and gas leaks among other potential dangers.
Reduce your energy bills
Maintenance checks can help to ensure your system is operating at optimal efficiency and help conserve energy. In addition to saving money on your energy bills, regular inspections will also help to reduce your carbon footprint.
Save money on repairs
By servicing your boiler regularly, you can improve its reliability, minimizing the need for repairs and extending the unit’s useful life. Regular checks will also help to uncover minor issues that, left unresolved, could turn into costly repairs or the need to replace your boiler.
Save you from the shivers
Boiler maintenance is typically scheduled before the colder months. The last thing anyone wants is to turn on the heater in the colder months only to discover that it’s faulty.
Boilers have specific maintenance requirements. Moreover, it’s easy to get accustomed to the slow, progressing changes, which makes it crucial to hire a professional who will ensure your system is running optimally.
Common fittings that will need to be checked during routine maintenance include:
- Steam Traps
- Efficiency of combustion
- Electrical circuits
- Safety sensors
- Pressure gauges
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When Boiler Replacement is Necessary
When it is finally time to have the boiler replaced, it may shut down altogether, or you may need repairs so often they no longer justify themselves. Since boilers last for such a long time, efficiency is often a good reason for replacement. Upgrading to a newer model will improve heating efficiency and help you save on your bills.
Stay Away from DIY Boiler Repair
Just as if you shouldn’t dive in and start making DIY repairs to your furnace, you should also stay away from DIY boiler repairs. Building codes and bylaws must be followed, and there is still the possibility for dangerous CO2 emissions without a professional taking charge of the situation. The longevity of a boiler shows that having it installed and repaired properly by a professional gives you the best chance of trouble-free heating throughout the winter. A reliable way to keep your home warm is non-negotiable during a cold Denver winter, so professional service is the best way to go.