Stuyvesant Heights Boiler Services
Believe it or not, most homes in the United States are heated with a boiler. Boilers help to distribute heat throughout your entire house, so it goes without saying that maintaining your boiler and keeping it in perfect working condition is a priority for your household. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about boilers at Petri Plumbing. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us!
What Is a Boiler?
Boilers heat water in order to help heat your house. Depending on the style of boiler that your home uses, it will either provide the house with steam or hot water. This water or steam is then distributed throughout your entire house via a radiant floor system or a baseboard radiator. Some modern boilers even heat air to distribute throughout the house using a coil system. Steam boilers tend to operate at much higher temperatures because they need the energy to turn the water into steam. Due to this, they are less efficient than other types of boilers. However, all modern types of boilers are considered high-efficient.
Does My Boiler Require Maintenance?
Yes, just like any other heating or cooling system in other homes, a boiler has to be maintained. Maintaining a home boiler can be dangerous and should always be handled by a professional. However, there are small forms of maintenance that homeowners need to do on their own depending on the type of boiler that they have (hot water, steam or forced air).
General maintenance requires homeowners to clean and test the boiler regularly. Any other type of maintenance needs to be done by professionals. A well-maintained boiler will not only last a lot longer but will also be more energy efficient. Keeping your boiler well maintained ensures that your family is kept safe from potential hazards that might otherwise arise.
What Size Boiler Do I Need?
Figuring out the right size boiler for your home is something that needs to be done by a professional because there are multiple factors that go into it. The general rule of thumb is that the perfect size boiler can run all day on a cold day to help provide your home with heat.
The factors that go into choosing the right boiler for your home include, but are not limited to, the size of your home, the climate you live in, the style of boiler you want to install and how quickly your home loses heat. Obviously, the better insulated your home, the more heat your house is going to be able to keep in. Contact us to have a professional come out and determine the size of boiler that you need for your home.
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For all of your Stuyvesant Heights boiler service needs, be sure to call us at (718) 748-1254! Petri Plumbing has the experience you need to resolve any boiler problems or concerns you may have.