Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Boiler Repair’

How Long Do Boilers Really Last?

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Let’s cut to the chase: a boiler can last for around 15 years in total, but that’s dependent on a few things. On its own, a boiler will stay efficient for a good deal of time, but if you neglect to take care of it over the years, it won’t hit that 15-year milestone you’re hoping for.

So what is a boiler life expectancy you can honestly expect? Let’s go over all the factors that affect a boiler’s total lifespan, and work from there to figure out how long yours will last.

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What You Need to Know About a Leaking Boiler

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Do you think that the boiler you use to heat your home should leak? Your answer to that is almost certainly no. Leaks of any kind in water-carrying systems in a house are bad news. Your boiler isn’t part of the standard plumbing, but part of the heating system. However, it relies on the circulation of water to provide warmth to your house, traveling from the tank through pipes to the various terminal points (radiators, baseboard heaters, in-floor piping). If you notice water leaking from the boiler system (with one exception) there’s something wrong that will require heater repair in Delaware.

Need to know more about what’s going on? We’ll get into that below.

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A Boiler That Won’t Do the Job? Some Reasons for Bad Boiler Behavior

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Boilers are still around and heating homes because they offer even and effective heating that often outdoes forced-air systems like furnaces and heat pumps. The even distribution of heat is one the advantages of having a boiler in the first place.

But if you have a boiler that isn’t giving you the even heating spread you expect from it, or simply isn’t meeting the target for warmth you need to stay comfortable, you may need to call for heating repair in Delaware to get it fixed. Our HVAC technicians are experts at handling boilers, which isn’t a skill you’ll find at every heating contractor in the area. Whatever issue you’re having with your household boiler, trust that we’ll find the source of the problem and have it fixed.

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A Few Important Facts About Boilers (Including Yours)

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Although furnaces are the most common type of heating system in the country, boilers are close behind them. Particularly in our area, with many homes built without a central ventilation system. Boilers provide powerful and clean heating (no dust blown around from vents) and they often outlast other types of systems.

Not all HVAC contractors in the area provide boiler services, but we do. We’d like to share a few facts with you about boilers that may help you understand yours better—and that will help you know when to call our technicians for assistance.

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How’s Your Boiler Doing? 4 Classic Signs You Need Repair

Monday, April 1st, 2019

boiler-repairsWith the end of winter, we’re seeing temperatures start to improve around here. However, it’s far too soon to be saying that we don’t need our heaters! We’ll be running them for just a bit longer, especially during the night.

But as you do, please keep your boiler in mind. It has been running since the beginning of the season. If there are any dormant repair issues in your boiler, they’ll most likely start showing up after all of this continued use.

Four signs that your boiler needs some early maintenance include:

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All About Boilers

Monday, October 15th, 2018

boiler-gaugeBoilers are definitely one of the best kinds of heating systems out there, but we sometimes find that people stick with forced-air systems simply because they’ve never tried a boiler. It makes sense, because these forced-air systems are cheaper to install, and they get the job done pretty well. However, boilers in Delaware do have plenty of benefits to them that aren’t apparent. In this post, we’ll go over the basics of all things boilers.

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Common Problems with Your Boiler

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Boilers are a cheap and efficient way to warm your home and here in Lewes, DE, they are quite common. But boilers run into problems just like any other appliance, and when they do, you need to get them treated immediately. Sometimes, a problem with a boiler is easy to spot. Other times it’s more subtle than that. But the faster you do, the more quickly the issue can be addressed. Here’s a quick list of some common symptoms of boiler problems to look out for. Now is the perfect time to do so, since leaving issues untreated will simply make the issue worse.

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How to Detect a Leaky Boiler

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Many homes in the Dover, DE area rely on boilers to keep themselves warm in the throes of winter. A boiler is an eminently reliable system and its use of steam to provide heat is both simple and economical. One of the biggest problems we encounter with boilers is a leak, which can wreak havoc with the process and diminish the system’s heating capacity. Even worse, because the system uses steam, it’s very hard for you to detect some leaks, since the water evaporates as it leaves the system, with no puddles or drips. The good news is that you can still detect a leaky boiler with some careful observation and diligence. When you do, you should shut it down and call in a repair technician immediately.

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What is Boiler Kettling?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Your boiler is a vital part of your household, and as heating systems go, you could do a lot worse. Boilers used steam and water pressure to heat your home, the concepts of which go back to the Roman days and which remain an efficient way of handling the heating in your Dover, DE home. Boilers benefit from their simplicity and ease of use, but like any system in your home, they suffer problems from time to time, and require a trained professional to correct. Among the most common is boiler kettling, which is created by hard water deposits in your system. It sounds like a dangerous issue, and while it isn’t, it’s still something that merits swift correction. What is boiler kettling and how does it affect your system? Read on for the answers.

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