Boiler Repair

How does a boiler system work?

Boiler heating systems are powered by natural gas. The boiler ignites the gas, which in turn, heats a copper pipe full of water that bends back and forth in the heating area. These copper pipes are called heat exchangers. This stage of the process transfers the heat from the ignited gas to the copper, and finally to the water. The hot water is then pushed through the system by an electric pump. As the hot water travels through the property, it enters each radiator, which is designed to transfer the heat from the passing water into the air. Every time the water passes through a radiator, it exits a bit cooler as it travels onto the next radiator. Eventually, the water cycles its way back to the boiler to be reheated and start the process again. The pumps are powerful enough to push the water upstairs and around corners. A thermostat regulates when the boiler system is turned off and on to maintain a steady, comfortable temperature. Any waste gases created by the boiler are vented through a flue and dispersed into the air. Because the system uses water, electric, and gas elements, it is very important to quickly repair the system anytime it requires maintenance.

Why are boiler repairs important?

Properly operating radiant heat and boiler systems is very important. Getting to a boiler repair quickly ensures a safe system, avoids the problem expanding into a more expensive repair, limits the possibility of water or temperature damage to the property, and helps prevent the chance of inefficient or non-working heat production. If you think your boiler needs repaired, please have a professional radiant heat specialist at Gerard Plumbing and Heating look at your system right away.

What are the sub-services within boiler repair?

boiler pipes

How much do boiler repairs cost?

At Gerard Plumbing and Heating, we price by the job, not by the hour, so you get a fair and honest price. The cost for a radiant heat system/boiler repair will vary based on the needed repairs, size of the system, size of the house, etc. We do recommend regular boiler and radiant system maintenance to prevent or identify repairs quickly. 

What do you do if you think there is a problem?

Since radiant heat and boilers use water, gas, and electricity, it is very important to address a broken boiler or radiant heat system quickly. Contact Gerard Plumbing and Heating as soon as you think there is a problem. If you suspect a water and/or gas leak, shut off the water and/or gas valve(s). If you are seriously concerned about a gas leak, exit the property immediately and contact the proper authorities.

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