Have you recently moved into a home with radiators? Is this your first time living in a place without a furnace and ductwork? If so, you might feel less than confident around your boiler. As we enter the heating season here in the MetroWest region, you’ll want to gain some familiarity with your heating system, especially if you need to call for boiler maintenance or repairs.
At Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling, we can help you understand how your boiler works and the process it uses to warm your house.
A boiler is like the heart of your heating system. It works with your home’s plumbing, supplying either steam or hot water to pipes and radiators in your spaces.
Here’s how a boiler works:
Steam boiler — As the name suggests, these boilers create steam that heats your pipes and radiators.
Hot water boiler — These boilers heat water to roughly 180 to 200 degrees, then circulate it throughout your home to heat it.
Combi boilers — Popular in smaller residences, these efficient units produce both central heat and hot water.
There are benefits and drawbacks to having a boiler system in your home.
If your boiler is nearing the end of its lifespan — generally around 15 years — then the Needham team is ready to help. We sell, install and service high-efficiency boilers that will improve your home comfort and substantially lower your heating expenses.
We will talk to you to determine the right product for your home. Then, we will complete your boiler installation with as little disruption to your daily life as possible. We also have service plans to keep your system running efficiently for years to come!
Contact us today to receive a free estimate.