The Beauty of Boilers and Radiant Heat
Are you ready to upgrade your Utah boiler?
Modern boilers are incredibly energy-efficient, durable, reliable, and more than capable of providing total warmth and comfort throughout your Salt Lake City home.
Best of all, they provide radiant heat.
Furnaces heat your home by dispersing warm air through air ducts. These types of forced-air systems tend to scatter around any dust and debris that accumulates in your ductwork.
Boilers create radiant heat that warms objects in a room—much like the sunlight. A boiler circulates heated water in a closed loop that travels through radiators and baseboards.
Because this system does not stir up dust, it does a better job of maintaining the indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home than a forced-air system. Anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma will benefit from this system.
You can trust our team at Just Right Heating & Cooling to install, replace, repair, and maintain your boiler system. We are a family-owned business, licensed and insured, with a team of NATE-certified professionals ready to help with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) project. Call us today for a free consultation.
Benefits of a Boiler System
Leaks and tears form in your ductwork over time, allowing air to escape. The US Department of Energy (DOE) estimates 30 percent or more of the air traveling through air ducts in most homes escapes through leaks. That’s a lot of money escaping out the door!
Boiler systems eliminate this issue. In addition to being more efficient, they are also quite effective in terms of heating. A forced-air system tends to produce hot and cold spots through a larger home. Radiant heat does a much better job of heating every room evenly.
Determining the best boiler for your Salt Lake City home boils down to a few key factors—starting with your location. Here are the different types of boilers to consider:
- Natural Gas Boilers—Your most common boiler, mainly because natural gas is affordable and widely available. If your home connects to a natural gas line, we recommend this type of boiler for installation.
- Oil Boilers—You’ll find these types of boilers in more rural areas with limited access to natural gas.
- Electric Boilers—These types of boilers are very energy efficient but cost more to operate. Plus, a power outage in your area means you have no heat!
- Steam Boilers—These boilers are the more traditional systems that heat water past the boiling point to produce steam that creates warmth throughout your home.
- Condensing Boilers—These boilers use separate heat exchangers to heat the water before it circulates throughout your home—and then reheats it again when it returns to the boiler. These boilers provide greater energy efficiency but also cost more upfront.
Be sure to ask about our convenient financing options that make it easy for you to create a healthy home for your family. Call us today.
Does My Boiler Boil Water?
This term hails back when steam was primarily used for heating. Though you may have an older steam boiler, you more than likely own a water boiler. These days, the water is kept between 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) and 88 degrees Celsius (190 degrees Fahrenheit)—depending on the boiler and system in your home.
Do I Need to Add More Water to My Boiler System?
Almost all modern boiler systems are what we call “closed-loop systems.” That means once you fill the system with fluid, there should be no need to add any additional fluid. The fluid in the system is closed in and will loop around inside forever. The only reason to add more fluid into a system is if a leak or repair to the boiler or the system occurs.
Boilers should be sized to match the radiators. If your original boiler was too large for the radiators in your home, our team will find the appropriate match so that you enjoy the most efficiency.
Our Just Right installation team understands all the nuances of replacing an older boiler system. We specialize in retrofitting older homes with new equipment. Call us today for a free consultation.
Boilers are built to last. But if you detect an issue with your Salt Lake City heating system, give us a call right away. We offer 2/47 emergency repair services to be there when you need us.
Some of the more common repair signs include:
- Soot stains around your boiler
- Any water leaks
- Unusual smells, especially if they are sulfur-like or metallic
- Unusual noises
- Higher energy bills
Annual inspections allow our licensed team of NATE-certified specialists to uncover minor issues. We may discover its fluid is in an inferior condition. Boilers attract dirt and debris, which can collect in your system’s fluid. This can build up into sludge, preventing your boiler from operating normally and smoothly. Or we could find your fluid is black, which invites a host of other issues as well
Enjoy peace of mind with all your heating and cooling equipment—sign up today with our Comfort Rewards Program designed to save you money on repairs, parts, and service calls. We tailor these plans to fit your equipment and budget. Your HVAC equipment is a significant investment—protect it through planned maintenance.
Upgrade Your Boiler System Today
Add more comfort to your Salt Lake City, UT, home—enjoy the benefits of a high-efficiency boiler system. You can count on Just Right Heating & Cooling for all your HVAC needs. Call us at (801) 302-1154 or request service online today.