A boiler is a device that is used to heat your home. Boilers either convert gas or oil into energy which they then use to heat liquid and distribute it through pipes that flow through radiators. It works differently than a water heater by controlling the air temperature in the home rather than simply heating water. A boiler system uses the warm air that radiators create to ultimately warm your entire house instead of just one single room as with a standard heater and ensures your home stays an optimal temperature day or night year-round.
If you have a boiler installed in your home, our skilled Grand Rapids plumbing and heating contractors at Penning Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electric can also repair, install or maintain boiler systems for you. We can service and replace any type of boiler heating system including fire tube boilers, water tube boilers, and electric boilers. If you need annual or periodic maintenance, we can inspect, clean and flush your boiler system for maximum performance.
Boilers play an important role in controlling temperature and keeping our homes comfortable. It is important to keep an eye out for any signs of boiler issues, as boiler problems can lead to a rise in monthly energy bills or even boiler breakdown. Some common signs that your boiler may need repair or replacement include:
- Strange noises
- Pilot light not staying lit
- Water pressure fluctuations
- Lack of heat or hot water
If you notice these issues, it’s best to consult with one of our heating technicians at Penning Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric who can advise on the best course of action - whether that be repair work or boiler replacement.
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