Written on: November 20, 2023
Winter is knocking on the door as temperatures in Northeastern Pennsylvania have gotten significantly colder. And even colder days are on the way. If you haven’t yet, now is a good time to refamiliarize yourself with your heating system and make sure it’s ready to keep you and your family warm all winter long.
You can count on Ace-Robbins for your comfort. We install and service boilers and furnaces. We also offer both our oil heat and propane customers heating service plans that include an annual preventative maintenance tune-up. Enrollment reduces the risk of an unexpected problem and keeps your heating system operating at peak efficiency for maximum energy savings.
Hopefully you already know that boilers and furnaces are two different things. They serve the same purpose (keeping your home warm), but they accomplish it differently.
Not sure whether you’re dealing with a boiler or a furnace? It’s pretty easy to tell the difference. Just look for radiators or vents in the home. If a home has radiators (or baseboards), then it also has a boiler. If a home has vents, then it also has a furnace.
What is a boiler?
A boiler is a hydronic heating system. Hydronic refers to the transfer of heat by circulating water or water vapor (steam) in a closed system of pipes. Your boiler uses hot water or steam to heat your home.
How do boilers work?
A hot water boiler burns fuel to heat water that is then pumped through pipes to baseboards, radiators, in-floor radiant tubing, or other sealed hydronic devices throughout your Northeastern Pennsylvania home. Then the water returns to the unit and the cycle continues.
With a steam boiler, the process is very similar. However, the water is converted to steam before circulating throughout your home.
What are the benefits of having a boiler?
There are a number of reasons people like and choose boilers for their home. Boilers offer the following benefits: Boilers run fairly quietly. And because they don’t rely on fans or blowers, they don’t add any dust, dirt, or allergens to the air. That’s ideal for anyone with allergies or respiratory concerns.
What is the life expectancy of a boiler?
How long do boilers last? On average, 15 to 20 years. If yours is 15 years or older, it’s time to consider a replacement, especially if your boiler is giving signs it’s on the outs.
Here are some signs it may be time to replace your boiler:
Expert heating service is a must. And you can trust Ace-Robbins with your boiler maintenance. If you enroll in an Ace-Robbins service plan, you’ll automatically get an annual maintenance tune-up for your boiler plus some additional benefits. During the tune-up, we’ll find and address any issues before they become more serious.
Ace-Robbins proudly serves our customers in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming County.
Join our family of satisfied customers today. Contact Ace-Robbins for more information or to enroll in a service plan.