Boiler Replacement Calgary – How to know when it’s time for your boiler to go
Boilers are responsible for up to 60% of your electric bill, which is why it is so important to make sure they are working efficiently. There are a few steps that you can take to ensure that your boiler is running efficiently and to judge when it is time to replace it. Answer these 5 questions to know if it’s time to call Alpha Plumbing for boiler service, maintenance or replacement!
How old is your boiler?
Are your gas or electrical bills on the rise?
What colour are your boiler flames?
Too Hot? Too Cool? Never “Just Right”
Do you see water around the boiler?
Home Heating Tips from your Calgary Plumber:
- Make sure your home is properly insulted. You are paying to keep your home warm during cold Calgary winters, and if it is poorly insulated, you are throwing away your hard earned dollars!
- It is highly recommended that all homes contain carbon monoxide monitors near your boiler and furnace room just in case there is a malfunction with your boiler. Stay safe instead of sorry!
- Know where your boiler is and what it looks like! We know this might be obvious to some, but to know whether your boiler is working properly, it helps to know where to look for it! Boilers are typically found in the basement of your home in the mechanical room where you would find your furnace, hot water tank, central vacuum, drains, and water shut-offs. Gas and steam boilers look typically like a large metal box with water pipes flowing in and out on different sides. Many boilers have heat controls on a digital screen, and depending on the type of boiler in your home, will have a brand name (such as IBC Boiler) and electrical or gas hookups. Knowing where to look for your home’s boiler can save you time and hassle.
Alpha Plumbing is your Calgary boiler expert. We are happy to help you with residential or commercial boilers, boiler repair, replacement or installations, and scheduled cleaning or servicing for your boiler. We are experienced and licensed to work on practically every brand of residential or commercial gas boiler, low, mid, and high efficiency boilers, and steam boilers. Look for the brand of your boiler (IBC, Ecoking, Weil Mclain, Viesmann Etc.) before calling so we can prepare to best serve you. Alpha Plumbing also offers Calgary-wide emergency boiler repair when you need it most.
Do you have concerns with your boiler after reviewing these questions? Give Alpha Plumbing a call and we can provide the best advice on your boiler needs!