Does your home work with a boiler system instead of gas-forced air? Boilers can be one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. But occasionally things can go wrong.
This can be caused by a number of problems. Start by checking the water levels; is your system low on water? Make sure to keep it filled, especially during cold spells. It’s also possible your pump isn’t circulating the way it should. Be sure to check the supply valve and ensure it didn’t accidentally turn off.
If you have a hot water boiler, loud noises are often caused when the pump no longer works the way it should. It’s time to call in a professional for repair or replacement. For a steam boiler, it may be caused from adding too much water to the system. Check to make sure only the required amount of water is in the system.
Especially here in Colorado where most homes run on gas-forced air, it’s easy to question how efficient your boiler system is. The efficiency actually depends more on age that the system itself. If your boiler system was installed at any point from the 1980s and forward, it’s running at 80 percent efficiency or greater. The newest models can have as much as 98 percent efficiency. If you’re still operating with a boiler system built in the 1970s or before, it’s operating at 70 percent efficiency or below. It may be time to think of replacing it to save energy and money.
The good news is that because you have a boiler system already in place, it’s easier to replace it with an updated system. In many cases, we can keep the register system in place. That means only the core part of your heating system will need replacement, and that’s where efficiency is most improved.
The best place to start is by giving us a call today. We can evaluate your home boiler system and make suggestions as to whether to repair it or replace it. Let us help you keep your home’s heating system in the best condition possible.