Throughout our Michigan, winter, boilers keep things toasty for dozens of homeowners. They create radiant heat through flooring, baseboards, and radiators. They also reserve hot water for showers, dishwashers, and laundry machines.
Upgrade and Save
Do you need a new boiler? If so, we have great news: boilers have grown way more efficient in the past decade. Newer models burn cleaner, creating a healthier environment and lowering energy costs.
Your old gas-powered boiler likely has an efficiency rating of around 56 percent. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), you could reduce your system’s yearly carbon emissions by up to 1.5 tons by upgrading to a new 90 percent efficiency unit.
How Do Boilers Work?
A boiler is different from a furnace or heat pump, which requires ventilation to distribute air through your ductwork. Instead, the boiler propels steam to your baseboard radiators, radiant floor system, or coils. The heating modules warm up, causing heat to radiate into your living space.
They can run on gas, oil, or electricity. Gas and oil boilers use combustion to heat the water, whereas electric units use a heating element.
Are Boilers Warmer?
Radiant heat usually feels warmer than other modes of heating. That’s because it doesn’t have to heat in cycles. Once a furnace or heat pump reaches thermostat temperature, it cycles off to save energy. Between cycles, the temperature will drop a few degrees. Boilers don’t have this problem.
Boiler Installation and Replacement
Our certified HVAC specialists make purchasing new equipment easy and accommodating. First, we’ll perform an at-home consultation, so we can correctly size the boiler to your home.
Next, we’ll help you find a product that satisfies your comfort and budget needs. You’ll receive an upfront estimate and timeline. We understand it’s a big decision—we’re here to answer any questions.
A good HVAC company understands the importance of installing equipment the right way. Our team never cuts corners—we always triple-check to make sure every component is working flawlessly. Your safety and comfort are our number one priority.
Be sure to ask about our convenient financing options tailored to your budget. Don’t compromise on your comfort—purchase the equipment your home and family deserve.
When your boiler needs repair, Answer Heating & Cooling has experts you can trust. Our specialists are certified in HVAC repairs. We show up promptly and can quickly troubleshoot your issue. Before you know it, the heat will be back up and running.
Call our Freeland office if you notice any of the following:
- Water leaks
- Weak water pressure
- Lack of heat or hot water
Those are a few of the issues that may point to a problem with your boiler. If you notice any issue with your heat, it’s always better to play it safe. Call today—we’ll be happy to address any of your questions or concerns.
Prior to performing any repair, our specialists always provide you with a diagnosis and an accurate quote. We also offer worry-free repair warranties—we’re confident in our work.
We offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there right when you need us. Don’t spend the weekend in the cold! Call us today!
Boilers last 10 to 15 years—but you must keep up with maintenance. We recommend scheduling an annual check-up in the fall so that your heat is ready to work all winter.
Preventative maintenance keeps the steam flowing without interruption. One visit could be the difference between your technician making a minor correction—versus you paying for a costly repair or replacement in the future. It also extends the lifespan of your equipment.
During a typical visit, here are some of the vital tasks your technician may perform:
- Bleeding your boiler
- Checking for corrosion and replacing your anode rod
- Inspecting heating element
Our specialists work hard to secure your comfort and safety. Call today to make an appointment or learn more about our Maintenance Plans.
Call Your Local HVAC Experts Today
“The whole process from picking both products with Jim, and having Mathew and Bob in our house was extremely friendly with the best business practices incorporated with our purchase. All phone calls answered promptly by Jim.
Matt and Bob were very courteous and FOCUSED on the job at hand. Pleasant, answered all question in a professional manner. Having been a supervisor at GM, I’d take these guy without question.”
– Jack R.
We had a lot of questions at the end of each work day and Matthew & Jake took the time to listen & answer in terms we could understand. They worked hard everyday. There was NO inappropriate language often heard on job sites. They were so pleasant!! And the basement was cleaned up better than it was when they arrived. GREAT JOB!!!