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When it comes time to install a new boiler in your home, you want the best—a device that will provide even heating and quiet operation without using a tremendous amount of energy. Today’s steam boilers offer all of these advantages and, with the right installation professionals on your side, they can be a perfect solution for your home’s heating needs.
Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC specializes in installing and servicing residential steam boilers in the MetroWest area. Whether you’re interested in having a brand new steam boiler installed or need a skilled expert to work on your current boiler, we have the training and experience needed to get the job done right.
Steam Boiler Systems
The vast majority of boilers on the market today are hot water boilers, meaning lower overall temperatures in the device. However, low-pressure steam boilers are still available for those with greater heating needs. With an output of up to 300+ MBH, a steam boiler is capable of keeping a home well-heated through even the most intense of winters. Available for gas or oil fuel sources, steam boilers come in a variety of sizes and levels of energy efficiency. The one that’s right for your home depends on a number of factors.
When having a new steam boiler installed, it’s important that you hire someone with specific expertise installing them. Because steam heating requires water to be heated to 212 degrees F, your boiler will produce a tremendous amount of heat. And because water is evaporated for circulation, the system depends on a series of safety switches to ensure it doesn’t continue to heat if there is no water in the water jacket. Despite the extremely low-pressure levels in steam boilers, the amount of steam inside means that they need to be treated with caution.
Steam Boiler Maintenance & Service
If you own a steam boiler, it is important to have someone visit your home and perform regular maintenance annually. During this maintenance visit, the sight glass will be cleaned, limit switches will be tested, and the automatic water feeder will be adjusted as needed. Another important maintenance task is a regular blow down for the device. A blow down will remove any total dissolved solids from the boiler. A device with so many safety mechanisms needs to be kept in good condition to avoid potentially dangerous situations.
If you notice specific problems with your steam boiler, such as banging pipes, water leaking from your steam vents, radiators failing to heat, or that the system isn’t heating your home as efficiently, you should call for professional service right away.
Steam Boiler Technicians
A steam boiler is a complex piece of machinery that needs to be properly installed and well-maintained. With these goals accomplished, your boiler will work reliably for many years. It’s in your best interest to schedule these services with Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC, the boiler service company trusted throughout the MetroWest Boston area. Whether you’re looking to replace your old unit or you need maintenance or repairs for your existing steam boiler, call us today.