Radiant Boiler Repair & Installation Services

Radiant Boiler Repair & Installation Services
Installation & Repair Services for Radiant Boiler

Do you need professional boiler installation or boiler repair for your radiant heating system in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara? Call Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air at 831-244-6718 for all your Bay Area heating and plumbing needs! 

Our Radiant Floor Heating Boiler System Services

Bellows Plumbing, Heating, & Air offers replacement, upgrade, and repair services for all radiant boiler systems including Lochinvar, Navien, HTP, Munchkin and more. We do not install subfloor piping for radiant systems, but are fully equipped to support your current system and provide boiler replacement when it’s needed.

Understanding Heating Systems: Furnace vs. Boiler

Every home has some type of heating system, and most of them use either a furnace or a boiler to produce heat. The main difference between the two is that a furnace heats with hot air sent through air ducts and a boiler heats with water sent through pipes to radiators.

Types of Heating Systems and Their Efficiency

These systems can use steam radiators, baseboard heaters or radiant floor heating systems to get the job done. Baseboard heat and radiant floors use hot water, while steam radiators use steam that is produced from the heated water. Typically, boilers that use hot water are more efficient than boilers using steam, but you can find efficient versions of each, today.

Contact Us for Boiler Installation and Repair

Get your boiler installation or boiler repair in Santa Cruz, Marin, Santa Clara, and Sonoma by calling our licensed plumbers today.

Radiant Boiler Faq's

Indications that your radiator boiler system may need replacement include frequent breakdowns, noticeable decrease in heating efficiency, strange noises coming from the boiler, leaks in the boiler or radiators, and the age of the system being over 15-20 years. If you experience any of these issues, it’s advisable to consult with a professional like Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air for an assessment.

Yes, upgrading your existing radiator boiler system can significantly improve energy efficiency. Modern boilers are more efficient due to better technology and design, including condensing boilers that recapture energy that would otherwise be lost. Upgrades may also involve installing programmable thermostats or improving insulation around pipes and radiators to reduce heat loss.

The time required to replace a radiator boiler system can vary based on several factors, including the size of your home, the type of new boiler being installed, and the complexity of the system’s configuration. Typically, a replacement can take anywhere from one to three days – but times can all be variable depending on the project scope, so it is best to get a proper time estimate at the time of install. Professional installers like Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air can provide a more accurate timeline based on a detailed assessment of your home.

Regular maintenance is crucial to prevent repairs and extend the life of your radiator boiler system. Annual check-ups should include inspecting and cleaning the boiler, bleeding radiators to remove air pockets, checking for leaks, ensuring the pressure levels are correct, and assessing the system’s overall efficiency. Scheduling annual maintenance with a trusted provider like Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air can help detect issues early and keep your system running smoothly.

Energy Efficient Updates

Many people continue to have boilers heating their homes because the lifespan of a standard boiler is quite long; many can last for more than half a century. Of course, these older models are far less efficient than newer ones. Even if you are partial to boilers for your home heating, look into having some energy efficient upgrades if your boiler is more than 25 years old. Newer boilers have been known to use 40 percent less energy, which will help you save on your bills.

How to Keep Contaminated Water Out of Your House

Since boilers use water and water has the potential to become contaminated with all sorts of different minerals, bacteria, and parasites, it’s important to keep it clean. When you have a boiler to heat your home, installing a backflow assembly is essential for keeping contaminated water out of the household supply. Ask your plumber about this if you are having one installed, or if you are having boiler repair in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara or upgrading to a new one.

Professional Maintenance Increases Lifespan

You can also have your backflow assembly checked during routine maintenance. Scheduling regular maintenance will keep your boiler running smoothly no matter how old it happens to be. It will show the technician any parts that aren’t working as efficiently as they should be, so he can make the necessary adjustments or upgrades. Boiler maintenance costs some money upfront but, will pay off by saving you money down the road.

If your boiler hasn’t been working efficiently, or if you feel like it is time for a newer model, call Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air and we will send out a technician to get the process started. Call us at 831-244-6718 for boiler installation and boiler repair in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara

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