Santa Cruz Boiler Repair & Installation Services
Do you need professional boiler repair and installation services in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, or Marin County areas? Call Bellows Plumbing, Heating and Air for all your Bay Area heating needs! You don’t need to feel uncomfortable when a practical, cost-effective solution is available. Save even more on our competitive prices with our exclusive online coupons.
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. A boiler system 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.
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 a new boiler installed, or if you are having repairs or upgrades to the current boiler.
Professional Maintenance Increases Lifespan
You can also have your backflow assembly checked during routine boiler 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.