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Winter can be stressful in Calgary when your boiler breaks down. It can be even more devastating if you are unsure if boiler repairs in Calgary are required or an overall replacement.

There are many boiler issues that a plumbing professional can repair at a reasonable cost. However, other times, the best course of action is to replace your boiler with a more efficient model to heat your home.

How do you know if boiler repairs in Calgary are required?

Overall, attempting to install your furnace is not worth the risk compared to the amount of money you might save. It is always best to hire a professional, qualified HVAC contractor for furnace maintenance, repairs, and installations.

How long does installing a new furnace take?

Or if you require a boiler replacement? Well, you should consider the following:

I) Safety 

Safety is a paramount concern when it comes to deciding whether to repair or replace. For example, if your boiler is old, it may not meet the Alberta governing laws and guidelines regarding boiler operations and safety. It is wise to consult a professional to ensure the boiler is safe to use and operate for safety. 

II) Efficiency  

When we talk about efficiency, it covers all aspects of efficiency. In other words, it covers its operations, effectiveness, and cost-saving capabilities. The truth is that newer boilers are much more efficient compared to old versions. As such, you will be able to save some money in the long run rather than constantly keep on paying for repairs. 

Remember, an efficient boiler can heat a room faster and does a good job maintaining the warmth over the winter months. 

III) Cost of Boiler Repairs in Calgary

It does not make sense to pay a high amount on repairs when purchasing a new boiler model. Old models replacement parts may not be readily available; due to one reason or another, and getting them can be expensive. 

IV) Frequency Of The Breakdowns 

If your boiler is constantly breaking down, then it might be time to consider replacing it. That is because it will help you save money on repairs, which can amount to vast sums of money over time.  

V) Lifespan 

Everything in this world has its lifespan. For this reason, it will come a day when your boiler will become old and at its lifespan end. If your boiler is in its last legs, you should consider replacing it rather than repairing it. To learn about the lifespan of your boiler and the signs to look for, contact an HVAC Engineer. 

What Is A Boiler?

A boiler is a system that helps in heating a home. Its primary function is to boil water and circulate it through pipes and radiators installed in your home.

How Gas Boilers Systems Work

For a boiler to heat water, it must have a heating feature or source. Generally, there are two types of heating sources which are gas and electric.

Gas boilers must be connected to a gas main to get a constant supply of fuel to heat the water. When you turn the valve on, gas flows to the combustion chamber, igniting with either a pilot flame or electric ignition system. 

Hot jets link to the heat exchanger where the water is heated. An electric pump pushed the hot water through pipes and radiators found on your property. 

New boilers come with a condensing system. What is this? Condensing boilers work by recycling the latent heat produced by water vapour (steam). The recovered heat heats the water returning from the central heating system. The primary function of this system is to increase efficiency by reducing energy wastage. Calgary law demands that all new or modern boilers must be condensing heating systems. 

How Different Boiler Types Work?

Although all boilers have similar processes and systems (burning some fuel and then sending water through pipes and radiators), different boilers work differently. Below is a list of different types of boilers and how they work. 

1. Combi Boilers 

Combi boilers provide heat and hot water to your residence without a hot water tank. They feature two independent heat exchangers (one connected to the radiator and the other one to a hot water supply). 

Because Combi boilers do not need water tanks, they are always on standby mode (deliver hot water on demand). When hot water is required, the boilers burn fuel, which triggers the heat exchanger to heat the water. 

The control valves operate in two different directions depending on if heat or hot water is required. Thus, one or the other can happen at one time.

2. Heat Only Conventional Boilers 

The heat-only boiler is the traditional and most common type of boiler found in homes. These types of boilers work on separate cold and hot water tanks. In addition, they feature a feed and expansion tank. The feed tank draws in cold water to maintain the water level. The expansion tank handles the water expansion during the heating process and replaces water lost due to evaporation or leakage. 

The cold tank collects water from the main supply. The fired-up boiler transfers heated water to the hot water tank or the radiators. If the hot water tank stores sufficient water, homeowners can access water from many taps at once.

As a heating backup, fit the conventional boiler with a backup immersion heater.

3. System Boilers

A system boiler offers both hot water and heating using an extra hot water cylinder. A majority of the system boiler’s heating components are in-built. For this reason, they do not need any storage tanks. They function similarly to heat-only boilers but require fewer components. 

As a sealed pressurized system, the main supply delivers cold water using a filling mechanism. The water is then heated and directed to either the radiators or stored in the hot water cylinder. 

The Advantages of Radiant Heating

The main benefits of radiant heating are comfort and low energy cost. 

  • Better than air heating type systems – Since boiler heaters rely on radiant heat, they are more effective than conventional air type systems, especially with installed radiant floor heating. Remember, moving hot air has a cooling effect, which is why radiant heating is better than air-type heating.  
  • Effective at heating – Radiant heating systems are effective at heating compared to others. Remember, there is no need for a vast blower to move hot air. It uses low temperatures to heat the floor and other objects in a room. You have the power to adjust the temperature if you wish.  
  • Different Room Control – Every room in your home can have a separate controller. For this reason, turn off the heat for unused spaces. 
  • Better comfort levels – The system offers better comfort levels when heating a room with a high ceiling than those that heat air.  
  • No dry air or dirty filters – Radiant heat does not dry out the air or produce high noise levels. On the other hand, it does not come with dirty filters nor encourage dust movement. It maintains the air quality within a room.  
  • The pipes are out of sight – As such, it will not interfere with your decor.  

The Disadvantage Of Radiant Heating

  • Takes longer – The sad truth is that radiant floor heating takes longer to heat and cool a room. That is because the process is slow. 
  • High initial cost – Installations are more expensive than other traditional systems. 

What Is Hydronic In-Floor Heating?

Hydronic radiant floor heating systems use fluids to heat a house powered by any known fuel. The most common and readily available fluid is water. The water is either heated using a water heater or a boiler. The hot water circulates throughout the home in tubes or pipes. As the hot water cools, it returns to the water heater for reheating.

Some hydronic systems allow you to control the temperature in each room by regulating the flow of hot water via zoning valves, pumps, and thermostats. The backbone of a hydronic heating system is the control system that consists of switches, aquastats, and thermostats. The heat source for hydronic in-floor heating is either gas (most common), solar, or geothermal. The hydronic heating systems are popular in colder areas.

The best radiant floor system has a life span of at least 20 years. However, the lifespan depends on the material used, the heat generator, and the installation quality.

Why Furnace Repair Calgary?

At Furnace Repair Calgary, we offer boiler repairs Calgary services and solutions for businesses and homes.

Having a boiler working efficiently in colder regions such as Calgary is paramount. At Furnace Repair Calgary, we offer a wide array of boiler services. Our services are customer geared, which means you have the opportunity to select one that meets your needs. 

We offer our clients a 100% guarantee for the first three years against the costly repairs after installation. We offer services like:

• Boiler Repairs in Calgary

Our highly experienced, trained, and skilled technicians have the expertise to repair any boiler make or model. We offer this service to both residential and commercial buildings. 

• Boiler Maintenance 

Maintenance is the first step to a well-maintained boiler. What does this mean? It means that through maintenance, you will prevent costly repairs and prolong the lifespan of a boiler. For this reason, it is wise your boiler is checked and cleaned at least once a year, especially if it is an oil boiler.

 

We offer upfront pricing (which means you already know our prices before starting the work), and we do not have hidden charges. We also have an on-time policy to prevent our clients from waiting around all day. 

With our service, you will have made your boiler maintenance convenient, easy, and affordable. Call us today at (403) 775-6800  to learn more about our services, get a free service quote, or if you have any questions. We are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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