New boiler installed at a residential house in New Westminster.
Boiler Repair and Installation - New Westminster, B.C.
There’s no doubt that having a working heater during the winter months is an absolute necessity if you want to live comfortably in the colder temperatures we get here in New Westminster. While we don’t use our heaters and boilers year-round, they are still an important part of our home for a few months of the year, and we want to make sure we have one that’s in good working order.
There are a variety of things that may need attention when it comes to boiler heating systems, so it’s a good idea to be aware of potential issues and know when to call in the pros.
How Does a Boiler Work?
A boiler is one of the most effective and economical ways to generate and spread heat. Boilers use steam to push heat throughout the home, or to heat water or pipes. When used for heating a home, the boiler is connected to the thermostat, which then tells it to turn on and do it’s work.
There are a few key parts that are involved in heating through boiler use, so for that reason there are a few common problems that one may encounter with their boiler.
Common BoilerProblems that Require Boiler Service
There are quite a few different problems that can go wrong with a boiler, so it’s really vital to identify the problem at its root and then solve it from there as to avoid any future issues or inconveniences. This is why calling a professional for boiler service is more beneficial than trying to diagnose the problem yourself.
Here are some of the most common problems that homeowners run into with their boiler:
Dirty parts which cause a blockage in ignition
Blockage or problem with gas flow
Plugged heat exchangers
Worn out zone valve motors
Cracked heat exchanger
Whew! As you can see, there are many different functional parts of a boiler. Once you call in a professional to take a look, they can assess the situation and help you find the best solution. Boilers go through wear and tear over the years, so it’s not surprising that over time things need a little fine-tuning.
In case of grave problems or a very old boiler that is no longer serviceable, there’s also the option for a new boiler installation.
Choosing a New Boiler
When deciding on a new boiler for boiler installation, most boilers these days are smaller for convenience, regardless of it being a simple or sophisticated system. You will want to consider a few factors when choosing a new boiler, including energy efficiency as well as price.
There are a few special features that newer boilers have that can optimize their efficiency levels:
Electronic ignition: this means that you won’t need to have a continuously burning pilot light.
Sealed combustion: this brings in air directly to be heated and releases combustible products directly outside, with no need for draft hoods or dampers.
Condensing boiler: this allows for more heat to be produced without using more fuel.
In terms of price, there are vast ranges of prices based on what type of boiler is being installed and what the size of your home is. New West Plumbing can partner with you to find exactly what you need for your home at affordable price points.
No matter if you’re looking for boiler installation, boiler replacement, or boiler repair, our plumbing professionals can help you with all your boiler needs, no matter if it’s already mid-winter! The top choice for local boiler repair in the New Westminster area is without a doubt our team of experts at New Westminster Plumbing. Contact us today so that we can get your boiler service scheduled.