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The beauty of boilers is how efficiently they add warmth and comfort to your Springfield, MO, or Boise, IA, home. Many of our customers prefer radiant heat because the heat warms the objects in the room better than a conventional furnace that relies on a forced-air system.
Unlike a forced-air system, a boiler does not stir up dust or other allergens, making it a great heating system for anyone with allergies or asthma.
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Whether your boiler uses gas, oil, or electricity, and works with radiators or an in-floor heating system, here are some things as a homeowner that you should know about boilers and how our companies can help ensure the system in your Kansas City, MO, home operates efficiently for years to come.
Types of Boilers
Modern boilers are easy to maintain and extremely energy efficient, with efficiencies as high as 98.5 percent. A well-maintained boiler will last 15 to 30 years. Determining the best type of boiler to install in your Omaha, NE, home typically depends on your location. We offer different types of boilers:
Oil-Fired Boilers—For homes without access to natural gas, an oil-fired boiler is a sound alternative. Keep in mind that an oil-fired boiler does require a storage tank for the heating oil. Our companies can replace old oil boilers with newer, more efficient models.
Gas-Fired Boilers—This is the most common type of residential boiler. Natural gas is affordable and widely available. If you have a natural gas line, Midwest Air Pros recommends using this type of boiler for installation.
Electric Boilers—These types of boilers are extremely energy-efficient but cost more to operate. Another alternative in electric heating is a heat pump.
How Boilers Work
With a boiler system, the water is heated and distributed to rooms through a series of pipes to heat your Kansas City home. In an older home especially, you probably notice the upright metal steam radiators located along the walls. Steam radiators are easy to maintain but can limit your options in terms of where you locate the furniture in your Wichita home.
Hot water radiators, which are more common in newer homes, run along the room’s baseboard or stand upright like a steam radiator. Similar to a zone control system, these radiators can be connected to separate thermostats to give you control over individual room temperatures.
Radiant floor heating relies on tubing beneath the floor to efficiently heat an entire room. The boiler heats the water and distributes it to the tubes, which acts as a giant radiator. While this is considered the most efficient option when it comes to boilers, it is also the most expensive to install and repair since the tubing is beneath the actual floor.
Your boiler probably does not actually “boil” the water. This term comes from back when steam was primarily used for heat. Today, the water is kept between 145 and190 degrees Fahrenheit.
Maintenance on your boiler is critical to getting the best return on your investment. Annual maintenance must be done to ensure that your boiler is operating safely and efficiently. Many states require annual safety inspections by law on larger boilers.
Like any piece of machinery, the moving parts are usually the first to fail. With a boiler, it is likely the pumps or electrical components that will fail first.
Modern boilers are “closed-loop” systems in terms of how they use water. They are not endlessly wasting water as you may believe. When designed properly, a boiler system is a very efficient way to heat your Boise home.
Boilers only provide heat, which means you will need a separate cooling system if you want to air condition your entire Springfield home.
Similar to a conventional furnace, boilers use an annual fuel-utilization-efficiency (AFUE) score that lets you know how much energy is converted into heat. New boilers must have an AFUE rating of at last 80 percent, and high-efficiency models are 90 to 98.5 percent efficient. The higher the rating, the lower the operating cost.
Our Midwest Air Pro experts in Kansas City, Springfield, Boise, and other areas can help you choose the right-sized boiler based on the size of your home and other related factors—such as insulation, wall thickness, and air filtration. An oversized boiler will cost more to operate, while an undersized boiler will struggle to work efficiently.
Because boiler systems use water, they can leak. For the most part, they are very easy to maintain and unlikely to break down. But if you do detect an issue with your boiler, call one of our Midwest Air Pro companies right away. Some indications there may be an issue include a loss of heat, higher energy bills, dead radiators, or strange noises coming from the tank.
The sooner you can have one of our experts inspect your boiler, the better chance of avoiding a costly repair bill. Our companies offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us. Always use a professional for boiler repair jobs—your safety comes first.
Preventative maintenance always plays a vital role in extending the service life of your HVAC equipment, including boilers. Doing so maximizes the operating efficiency of your equipment and helps to avoid an inconvenient and costly repair.
Many of our companies offer preventative maintenance plans tailored to meet your budget and needs. These plans offset the cost of repairs, labor, parts, and routine service calls. Whether you have a boiler, a furnace, or a heat pump, it just makes sense to schedule an annual inspection and tune-up.
We Are Your Boiler Experts
Call any of the Midwest Air Pro companies who service boilers to learn more about what boilers and other HVAC systems do for the comfort of your Omaha home and lifestyle. No matter what your residential or commercial boiler needs are, Midwest Air Pros is here and ready to serve you! To find a company closest to you, search here.