Boiler Repair, Maintenance, and Replacement in the Cincinnati Area
Boilers and furnaces are the most popular home heating options used in Cincinnati area homes. While a furnace heats air to move through the home for heat, a boiler heats water to produce steam or hot water that delivers heat to the home. Steam boilers create steam that is moved through a pipe network installed in the home and ultimately disperses heat into a room through connected radiators. Hot water boilers are connected to baseboard radiators or a coil, through which the hot water circulates and heats the surrounding areas. There are a number of fuel type options of boilers, including gas fired natural gas, oil fired, electricity, and wood. Natural gas and oil boilers are the types most commonly used in Cincinnati homes.
While typically more expensive than a furnace, boilers can be more energy efficient, using less fuel to supply the home with adequate heating. Reduced energy costs associated with high AFUE and ENERGY STAR ratings from boiler heating is a perk appreciated by users throughout the Cincinnati area. Their heating is more consistent and their operation is quieter.
Boilers can be tricky to install, which is why a trusted professional is needed to place these heating systems into service. Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing performs boiler installation as well as repair and maintenance services. A leaking boiler can create a serious hazard, so do not hesitate to call us for boiler service.
Cincinnati Boiler Heating Services
Several types of boilers are used in Cincinnati homes, including:
- Hot water boilers
- Steam boilers
- Oil fired boilers
- Gas fired natural gas boilers
- Combi boilers
- Cast iron boilers
During the Ohio winter, the home’s boiler is used around the clock to keep living areas comfortable. To ensure this heating system is operating safely and efficiently, the help of a boiler expert is a must. Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is Cincinnati’s choice for boiler repairs, boiler maintenance, and boiler installation and replacement. We keep you warm and cozy in your home, no matter how long the winter months seem to stretch. Whenever you experience heating troubles, our team is ready to assist you.
Boiler Heating Maintenance
Every Cincinnati boiler heating system needs to be inspected and serviced annually by a licensed, experience heating professional. This is done to ensure the boiler’s safe operation as well as its energy efficient performance. Regular maintenance delivers important benefits to homeowners who utilize boiler heat, including better energy efficiency, reduced repair needs, and longer equipment life.
During an annual inspection and maintenance visit, the boiler technician completes the following steps:
- Clean boiler
- Clean burner
- Verify system operation
- Clean electrical connections
- Verify condition of electrical connections
- Measure gas flow and gas pressure
- Burner adjustment
- Flue gas analysis
- Verify intact seals
- Safety controls test
- Condensate trap and pipe inspection
- Inspection of water and gas piping
Keep your Cincinnati boiler in top shape year after year when you schedule maintenance services with Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Our True Comfort Membership plan delivers the maintenance you need and the savings you want when it’s time for HVAC work in your home.
Residential Boiler Repair in Cincinnati
While furnace repairs are highly mechanical, boiler repairs usually are not. Trouble from your boiler means repairs could be needed. Allow our technicians to assess the performance of your boiler to determine any system issues. Our technicians perform system diagnostics and a complete interview with you to learn more about the issues you face when determining the root of the problem as well as the best corrective actions to take.
Issues that may point to a need for boiler repair include:
- Clanging or banging sounds from the boiler
- Boiler cannot keep a steady flow of hot water
- Weak flame from pilot light
- Gas bills are abnormally high
Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing also performs safety inspections for boiler heating units. This thorough check is able to turn up any performance issues with your boiler. We make recommendations for system improvements that restore efficient performance, which may include:
- Refractory repairs
- Welding for cracks and leaks
- Repair or replace boiler tube
- Repair or replace feedwater or condensate pumps
- Repair external pips
- Custom sheet metal ductwork
If your home’s existing boiler is beyond repair, Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is able to match you with a new high efficiency boiler that delivers reliable warmth to your living areas. If you experience troubles with your boiler heating system, turn to the team with years of experience in boiler diagnostics. Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing performs fast and accurate diagnostics and repairs for all residential boiler systems.
Replacing Your Boiler
As the years pass, boilers lose efficiency and need to expend more energy to do the same job. With efficiency dropping year after year, older boilers are placed under a great deal of stress as they operate. These conditions can lead to more malfunctions and repairs, while energy consumption increases and it costs you more to heat your home.
Most boilers stay in service 15 to 30 years. When a steam boiler or cast iron boiler hits the 20 to 30 year mark, replacement should be considered. While annual maintenance does boost system performance, certain issues that arise mean it’s better to replace the system.
These common boiler issues can indicate the need for replacement:
- Yellow flames from burners
- Repairs are needed more frequently
- Leaks are common
- Corrosion or rust on the unit
- Mounting energy bills
New Boilers for Cincinnati Homes
When you replace your old boiler with a new unit, you’ll gain much greater energy efficiency. New boilers include ENERGY STAR models that offer unmatched high efficiency. Compared to your old, inefficient boiler, you stand to save big on energy costs when you upgrade to a new model. High efficiency boiler AFUE is in the mid-90s. Choosing an ENERGY STAR rated boiler offers enhanced efficiency and lower operating costs. Energy savings alone is a compelling reason to ditch your old, decrepit boiler in favor of a modern model. Water boilers that deliver hot water heating and steam boilers are available.
If your older cast iron boiler, hot water boiler, or steam boiler needs replacement, trust the professionals of Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for safe and reliable installation of efficient new boiler equipment. Let us help you navigate boiler options and find the right solution for your Cincinnati home. Our Comfort Consultants present options of any fuel type, so if you desire an oil fired or gas fired new boiler, we can help. Installation is performed by our highly skilled installation technicians to ensure superior performance of your new boiler heating unit.
Request an estimate for a new boiler unit today.
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