Peerless FAQs

Peerless® Boilers FAQs

When you are in need of a new boiler system for your New York home or business, Peerless® Boilers has the answers!

Check out these frequently asked questions to help with your home heating solutions from Hart Home Comfort.

Contemplating A New Boiler Heating System? Check Out These Frequently Asked Questions About Peerless® Boiler Heating Equipment.

How Long Do Hot Water Boilers Last?

Most boilers should last for 15-20 years with proper maintenance. If your boiler is getting close to that age, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experts at Hart Home Comfort to see what we can do to help your home heating needs.

If your home heating system is doing any of these, you need to look at replacing or upgrading your current system:

  • Heating System Takes Longer To Get Warm
  • Making Strange Sounds
  • Energy Expenses Have Gone Up
  • Rooms Are Different Temperatures
  • Strange Smells

How Long Do Steam Boilers Last?

You should expect your steam boiler system to last between 20-30 years with annual or semi-annual maintenance. Without the right maintenance being done, you could experience:

  • Constant Cycling
  • Higher Energy Bills
  • Making Strange Noises
  • Starting Or Stopping When It’s Not Supposed To
  • Higher Stack Temperatures
  • Leaks

Be sure to call or schedule an appointment with Hart Home Comfort if your Steam boiler system is doing any of the above or if it is getting up in age.

How Long Does It Take To Put In A New Boiler?

It depends on the type of heating system you have and if it is a brand new install, replacement or upgrade. With the right skilled certified technicians, most replacements and upgrades can be completed between 1-2 days, whereas a brand new installation can be between 1-3 days. Important to remember, if there any modifications that are needed, it can possibly take longer.

Can A Plumber Install A Boiler?

Usually no, unless the plumber is certified for working on home heating systems. Best to look at your state’s regulations to see as it can vary. A plumber can usually do the wet work for a system but that is where we recommend calling in a certified expert technician for the install as that is what they were specifically trained for.

Are Hot Water And Steam Boilers Efficient?

Absolutely! Most new hot water and steam boiler systems are extremely efficient and even companies like Peerless® Boilers offer high-efficiency Energy Star Certified hot water and steam boilers for those looking to save money on their monthly heating costs.

Will A Boiler Work Without Electricity?

No, most boilers need some electricity to power up to produce the heat needed to heat your home and domestic water.

Is A Boiler And Hot Water Heater The Same Thing?

No, they are not the same. A hot water heater is a storage tank that holds hot water heated up by burning fuel or using electricity. With a boiler, it heats up both your home and your domestic water together. With a steam boiler, that hot water is heated up to the point it creates steam.

How Do You Maintain A Boiler Heating System?

The best way to maintain a boiler home heating system is to have annual maintenance performed if it is a newer boiler. If the boiler is getting up in age, usually around the 10-15 year mark, you should perform semi-annual servicing to keep it running at its peak performance. With steam boilers, they require more routine maintenance because of the temperature of the steam. What a certified technician does as part of maintenance is:

  • Cleaning and inspecting the heat exchanger on your boiler.
  • Making sure all boiler connections and wiring are fully intact.
  • Making sure water pH levels are within the proper operating range.
  • Cleaning and flushing the heating system as necessary.

If you are in need of maintenance on your heating system, call Hart Home Comfort or schedule a complimentary consultation to have one of our certified contractors perform the servicing.

How To Get Air Out Of Boiler Heating System?

There are a quite few steps you’ll need to take to purge the air out of your hot water boiler system:

  1. Write Down Current Water Pressure.
  2. Turn Off Boiler And The Correct Circuit Breaker It Is Connected To.
  3. Open Any And All Of Your Zone Valves That Run To Your Heating Zones.
  4. Close All Of The Shutoff Valves You Opened.
  5. Connect A Hose To Spigot On The Return Line.
  6. Have A Bucket Or Drain Ready.
  7. Open both the auto-makeup valve and the spigot where the hose is connected.
  8. Watch PSI, Making Sure To Not Fall Below 25PSI. If It Does, Release Auto-Makeup Valve To Restore PSI.
  9. Watch For When The Bubbles Are No Longer Coming From Hose.
  10. Close The Spigot And Release The Auto-Makeup Valve.
  11. Repeat Steps 5-7 For Each Heating Zone.
  12. Remove Hose And Close Every Zone Valve.
  13. Open all of the shutoff valves.
  14. Verify That Your Water Pressure Is identical In Your SystemTo What It Was BeforeLines Were Bled.

Difference Between Steam And Hot Water Boilers?

Hot Water Boilers are roughly 25% more efficient than steam boilers. This is because steam boilers need to heat up water to the boiling point to create heat as compared to their counterparts, which uses less fuel because the water won’t reach its boiling point.

Steam boilers may use more fuel but they also produce a larger output of heat up to 1,000 BTU. That makes them better suited for homes dealing with extremely cold weather and helping homes that have poor insulation.

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