Boiler Repair and Installation Fort Collins Colorado
Whether you need to repair your boiler, or simply install one for the new radiant heat system your putting in, Bershinsky Plumbing can help! We understand the ins and outs of these devices, and are more than willing to help you figure them out too. We offer installation and repair services on several different models, but work closely with Triangle Tube Boilers, an industry leader.
When you call in, we’ll listen closely to your needs and concerns before sending out a plumber. We want to make sure that we fully understand your concerns beforehand, and that we can arrive on site with the correct tools and products. Whatever the case, we want to make sure that you’re satisfied with our work and that we meet your deadline. Give us a call today for a free quote on a boiler installation as well as any repair needs you may have.
What Is A Boiler?
Boilers are devices that are used to heat water and send it throughout the house. This water is often heated until it turns into steam, as it moves more quickly and efficiently throughout any plumbing in the home. Generally, boilers are powered by gas and controlled with a thermostat that tells it when to switch on and off. As the house cools, more steam is produced and pushed through the walls or floors.
Boilers run on a closed circuit, meaning that the water and steam it pushes through the home never leaves the plumbing. Once the steam cools, it reenters the boiler, preparing to be heated again when it switches on.
How Is A Boiler Different From A Water Heater?
Although both devices heat water, their true functions vary. For example, a boiler is used to move hot water or steam in a closed circuit and to heat walls and floors. In general, they’re much more efficient and durable than your standard water heater.
However, a water heater is used more specifically to warm and then hold water at a specific temperature. This is then used for cooking, showering, and doing laundry, instead of being run on a closed heating system.
Should I Regularly Service My Boiler?
In order to properly maintain a boiler it must be serviced around once a year by a professional near Fort Collins to ensure that all its bits and pieces are working correctly. Not only do we need to ensure that the boiler itself is functioning, but we also need to make sure that the plumbing isn’t leaking or broken, as these systems run on a closed circuit and continuous leaks can result in damage to your heating system or home.
Aside from professional boiler services, here’s a few things you can do on your own to ensure that your boiler works and isn’t going to end up costing you an arm and a leg for repairs. We suggest completing the following checklist at least twice a month:
-Clean Any Air Vents: Blocked vents can seriously hamper the efficiency of a boiler, especially if it’s run by gas. If you notice dirt or other materials that seem to be blocking airways, clear them out until air is allowed to flow freely.
-Check Water Levels: Even though a boiler oftentimes runs a closed circuit, like a hydronic heating system, leaks can still occur and water levels in your boiler can drop below normal. Insuring your water doesn’t drop below the minimum required is essential to prevent an extensive boiler heating system repair.
-Flushing: Boiler heating system maintenance requires you to flush out the boiler and surrounding plumbing regularly. It’s best to do so after winter when your system’s been working at full capacity. You want to ensure that any dirt, grime, or lime-scale is removed and you’ll need to install some new gaskets as well.
Boiler Repair and Installation Costs In Fort Collins
Repairing or replacing your boiler can be expensive and we want to make sure that you’re aware of all the costs involved. If you have a boiler installed or replaced in your Fort Collins CO home, you’re looking at an average of $3,500 to $7,500. This generally depends on the type of boiler being installed, the location of your home, and the difficulty of the project. For example, a high-efficiency model will save you money in the long run, but costs significantly more up front.
If you’re looking to fix your boiler, you should expect to pay anywhere between $175-$600 depending on the problem. For example, an igniter that’s not functioning properly may cost far less than repairing a circulator or ductwork surrounding your boiler.