Hydro-Flo Can Install a New Boiler at Your Property
Boilers help your home stay warm and cozy in the winter, producing heat to maintain a comfortable interior temperature. They are an excellent alternative to standard furnaces as they provide long-term use and energy efficiency that other systems can’t match. As your local plumbing and heating expert, Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating can install a boiler at your new property or replace your home’s existing boiler when it reaches the end of its life. We can complete our boiler installation services anywhere in the Edmonton area for both residential and commercial properties. Please reach out to us today to learn more about our services.
When to Install a New Boiler
Just like all other home comfort equipment, your boiler will not last forever. While boilers have a long lifespan, they will eventually need to be replaced with a new model. If you have a boiler that is more than 15 years old, it’s time to start planning for its replacement so you can be prepared when the time comes. Be sure to take notice of any signs that it’s time for a new boiler, such as:
As your boiler ages, it will use more fuel to produce the same heating results. This will cause an increase in your monthly fuel costs. If your boiler has begun to use more energy, it's time to consider replacing it.
When functioning correctly, your boiler will produce blue flames. If you notice that your boiler is emitting yellow flames, this is a sign that the fuel is not burning properly. You should call a professional to replace your boiler as soon as possible, as this can be dangerous.
Aging boilers can develop leaks that drip water onto the floor of your home. While some leaks can be repaired, having multiple leaks is likely a sign that your boiler needs to be replaced, as it can no longer hold water properly.
Boiler Service: When to Install vs. When to Repair
When your boiler encounters a problem, you’re faced with a question – is it time to replace the boiler, or will a repair suffice? The answer to this question lies in multiple factors. The first thing you should consider is the age of your boiler. Boilers last about 15 years, so if yours is near that age or older, it’s probably time to replace it as there is no reason to invest in an aging boiler. The second thing to consider is the number of repairs the boiler has already had. If this is the first issue you’ve encountered, repairing the boiler makes sense. However, if you’ve already repaired it multiple times, you’re better off putting that money toward the purchase of a new boiler, as your existing one likely won’t last much longer.
The Benefits of a Boiler
When choosing the heating system for your home, there are three main options – furnace, heat pump, and boiler. It can be difficult to compare all the features of these options and decide which will work best for your needs. To help make this process easier, we’ve put together a list of the best features a boiler provides. Boilers are an excellent option to heat your Edmonton, AB home for all of the following reasons:
Boilers have fewer moving parts than furnaces, which means they require less maintenance and repairs to stay in working condition. As long as you schedule an annual inspection and tune-up, you’ll find that boilers give you very few problems.
Boilers can more evenly distribute heat throughout your home, providing warming effects more effectively than other systems. Some forced air systems tend to create hot air that accumulates at the top of the room, requiring more time for the heat to be felt in the entire space. Boilers don’t have this problem.
Though boilers may cost more upfront to install, they’ll provide you with additional savings due to their energy efficiency. Water transfers heat much more effectively than air, meaning it will require less energy to warm your home, bringing down your monthly costs.
Boilers operate with far fewer moving parts than furnaces or heat pumps. This means boilers undergo far less stress every time they function. Due to this, they can last much longer than other heating systems. While the average lifespan of a boiler is between 15 and 20 years, they can last up to 30 with proper care.
Choosing the Right Boiler for Your Home
If you need to install a new boiler at your home, our team is here to help make sure you choose the right one. We’ll start by discussing the type of fuel you’d like your system to use. Most boilers use natural gas, but there are also models that use propane. You’ll also want to consider the size of the boiler you’ll need. Bigger isn’t always better. An oversized boiler can waste fuel and decrease your home’s efficiency, while a boiler that is too small won’t be able to keep up with the heating demands of your home. Our team will help you find the right size boiler to meet your needs.
How & When to Clean a Boiler
While you can do some cleaning yourself, it’s usually best to allow the professionals to clean your boiler. Our team can provide this service as part of our annual tune-up and maintenance package. It’s essential that you have it cleaned once a year to remove soot and other residues. Regular cleaning of your boiler will help it run more efficiently, prolong its lifespan, and help prevent breakdowns.
Why Choose Us?
Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating is the team to choose for all your boiler services. We have years of experience in the industry and can provide your system with the professional service it needs to last for years to come. Not to mention, we respond quickly to take care of your problems. Be sure to call us for boiler installation and repair or any other heating and cooling needs.