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Is A Boiler Right for Me?

If you’re thinking about a new heating solution for your home or confused about which boiler may be right for you, give us a call! There are many things to consider when selecting the right system for your home. The first and most important step is hiring the best boiler contractor to help with that.

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about Boilers.  If you don’t see your question or answer here, feel free to give us a call.  In Duluth, call: 218-255-9441 and in Superior call: 715-227-3303

Q: What is a boiler system?
A boiler system is a closed system in which water is heated and pumped through supply pipes, radiators and return pipes. It provides clean, consistent and quiet heat.

Q: How does a boiler work?
A: The boiler is the part of the heating system that heats the water.  Parts include burner, combustion chamber, heat exchanger, exhaust stack, and controls.

Q: Are there different types of boilers?
Yes. There are three main types of boilers: combi, system, and conventional. Most boilers use natural gas to heat the water, but there are also electric and propane models.

  • Combination boilers – more commonly known as combi boilers – are the most popular kind and provide heat and hot water with no need for water tanks or cylinders.
  • System boilers – also known as sealed system – come with a water cylinder (which usually sits in an airing cupboard) and no water tank.
  • Conventional boilers – also known as open vent or regular boilers – have both a cylinder and a tank.

Q: How will I know which boiler to choose?
Let ASP help with that. We can determine which type of boiler is right for you as well as recommend the best model and ensure a proper installation.

Q: How long do boilers last?
Boilers should last up to 15 years. If you want to keep your boiler in tip-top condition, annual services are the way to go. They help to keep your boilers efficient longer and also lower the risk of malfunctions.

Q: What is the correct temperature for a boiler?
The average setting for a forced hot water system is 180°F. It can be raised as high as 210°F if needed in severe weather. The water in the system doesn’t actually boil.

Q: Does a boiler require maintenance?
Yes. Your heating system is a crucial factor in your home comfort.  It is important to have an annual maintenance and safety check for you heating and cooling equipment. With regularly scheduled maintenance it’s possible to keep your boiler going for many years.

Q: How do I hire the right boiler contractor?
You need a quality contractor that you can trust. Hiring the wrong contractor can lead to disastrous results. Look for a heating contractor that specializes in boilers.  Look for someone who knows how to install the system correctly and has experience doing so.  And make sure to check out their credentials and  reviews

Finding the best and most efficient way to heat your home is important to Duluth and Superior residents.  Let us know how we can help you with a boiler service or choosing a new boiler system for you home. We guarantee to make the right product choice and ensure a professional installation.  If you did not find your answer here, feel free to give us a call!