Written on: February 20, 2023
When people talk about their home’s heating system, they oftentimes call it “the furnace,” even though it may not be.
Many times, what they’re calling a furnace may actually be a boiler. While they operate differently than furnaces, they are also effective at keeping homes safely warm and comfortable.
When it comes to boilers, Johnny Prescott is the greater Concord area’s leader for expert boiler installation, maintenance, and repairs.
Boilers are a closed-loop solution for heating your home. Water is used to generate and circulate warmth in the form of heated water or steam without needing fresh, potable water because the water is recirculated.
The components of a boiler include:
Water and steam make powerful heat conduction agents, providing a much more even temperature distribution than that of forced-air heating. Additionally, it is less drying to skin, furniture and fabrics compared to the heated air from furnaces.
There are two types of boilers.
Forced hot water boilers heat water to between 170 and 200 and provide instant heat through pipes throughout the house. Vents in the baseboard then disperse the heat throughout the house.
Steam boilers create steam and send it to radiators as a vapor. As the vapor condenses back into liquid, it is recycled and reused in the boiler to once again create steam. Maintaining a proper water level is essential for this process; thus, most modern boilers are equipped with a gauge that allows you to monitor the water level. If the amount of water falls too low, your burner will not ignite and consequently not be able to heat your home.
Regular, professional boiler maintenance by the team at Johnny Prescott provides many benefits here are some of them.
Preventing breakdowns. By investing in routine, professional maintenance, approximately 80% of boiler repair jobs could have been avoided. When the Johnny Prescott service technicians come to perform a tune-up on your boiler, they’ll do more than that. They will conduct a full inspection as well. By doing this, any issues that could potentially arise in the future can be discovered and fixed promptly before causing further damage, saving you from an expensive repair bill down the line!
Keeping your energy costs down. By regularly servicing your boiler, you can ensure that it operates at maximum efficiency, resulting in using the least amount of energy possible to keep your home warm. That can lead to some sweet savings on your heating energy costs!
Protecting your investment. Your home’s boiler is a major investment in your home’s value and comfort. By taking the necessary steps to maintain it properly, you will not only improve its efficiency but also extend its lifespan. Neglecting care for your boiler could result in more frequent breakdowns and shorter longevity.
Preserving your boiler’s warranty. To maintain the validity of your boiler’s warranty, many manufacturers require annual professional maintenance tune-ups. By foregoing a yearly tune-up, you risk being on the hook for costly repairs after your warranty has been voided should anything go wrong.
Do you need boiler service? Contact Johnny Prescott to set up an appointment!