Boilers are called central heating systems because the equipment is in a central location, and the heat is spread throughout the home. However, unlike other heating methods, there is typically a lag time between the boiler turning on and the heat being dispersed.
Most boilers produce steam or hot water using natural gas or heating oil, and all are either condensing or non-condensing. Boilers are required by the federal government to be at least 80% efficient and can have efficiencies as high as 98.5%. Some boilers can be expensive to install, but all types typically last 15 to 30 years. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate in the Greater Waterbury area!
Gas-fired boilers are fueled by either natural gas or propane and are highly efficient. However, natural gas is not available everywhere, and some homeowners at the end of a gas pipeline pay higher fuel prices. Propane typically is more expensive than natural gas, but it’s available throughout the U.S.
Oil-fired furnaces and boilers are a popular choice in areas of the country with limited access to natural gas, such as the Northeast. If you buy an oil-fired boiler, you’ll need heating oil delivered and stored in tanks and your operating costs will be affected by the rise and fall of oil prices.
Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC provides our customers with full evaluations of all types of gas or oil-fired boilers and can handle any repair or maintenance needs you have. If you need gas or oil furnace and boiler service, call us today at 1-844-329-2725 or click below to get a free estimate. We offer all our services in Greater Waterbury, Torrington, Bristol, and Litchfield.
When some people think of boilers they think of radiators; others think of in-floor radiant heating. Both of these are correct, and that's because a boiler can use three main types of outlets to distribute heat:
One is not better than the other, and many homeowners mix the type of outlets to suit a particular space. This makes boiler systems somewhat more versatile than forced air heating systems. To know which outlet(s) is best for your home, talk to one of our heating specialists.
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Water and metal are typically not a good combination, which is why manufacturers take a number of steps to make sure the metal of your boiler system is highly resistant to developing rust. Small spots of rust aren't a huge deal with a boiler as they can often be taken care of, but if you are seeing excessive rust and corrosion on your boiler, it's time to call for help. Too much corrosion can make your boiler very prone to physical breakdown; if there is enough rust and corrosion, your boiler may need to be replaced for both function and safety reasons.
Steam in a boiler system will move on its own because of the pressure it's under, but hot water must be circulated through the piping of your boiler system; this is where circulating pumps come in. A circulating pump looks and works a lot like a miniature water wheel: water is caught on a small ledge and pushed forward through the system. When a circulating pump isn't working, certain heating outlets will stay cold and leaks may develop, so it's important to call for help as soon as you suspect an issue with any of these pumps.
Boiler installation is complex and should always be handled by an expert. Our heating pros can help you correctly size and expertly install your boiler in Greater Waterbury. We can even zone your boiler's piping so that you can enjoy zone control!
If it's time to replace your aging, outdated boiler, we are the heating specialists to call. We can help you find an efficient system that will keep your home warm and comfortable and take away your outdated boiler so that you don't have to deal with it any longer.
Is there a leak coming from a pipe in your boiler system? Is a radiator cold to the touch when it shouldn't be? We are here to help. Whether your boiler breaks down at 12 noon or 12 midnight, our experts will get your system back up and running.
An ounce of prevention is worth a lot when it comes to your boiler, and the best way to get that ounce of prevention is by scheduling an annual maintenance appointment with one of our experts. We'll help your system be more energy efficient, run optimally and get ahead of any potential repairs!
Whether you want a boiler installed, regular maintenance, or simply need an old one repaired or replaced you can count on Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC. Our experts are well versed in all manner of boiler services and have the experience you need to know your boiler is in good hands. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate! We also offer a wide variety of other heating options in and around Prospect, Watertown, Southington, Naugatuck, Wolcott, Plymouth, Cheshire. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate!