How does my hot water heating system work?
A hot water heating system works by heating water and then pumping it throughout your home to heat hot water radiator or in-floor heating pipes or some other type of heating coil in an air stream.
Do I need to service the boiler regularly?
Only, if you want to keep it running reliably and efficiently! It is recommended that you have your boiler serviced annually. Annual servicing will ensure that your boiler is working at its maximum performance and safety. Plus by running more efficiently, it can save you money in heating costs.
If I turn the room thermostat to a higher setting, will it heat up the room quicker?
No, turning up the thermostat will not heat up the room quicker; it will heat it to a higher temperature. It is a good idea to program or turn your thermostat down a few degrees at night or when the house is unoccupied to save energy, but when you are home it is best to choose a temperature that is comfortable and leave it there.
Why is my boiler making a noise?
There can be many causes of excessive noise from your heating system, from air in the pipes to a misfiring burner. If your system is making any unusual sounds, it is a good idea to have it checked by a technician right away.
If I install a new boiler, can I save on my heating bill?
It is possible to save as much as 40% on your heating bills with a modern boiler. This of course depends on various factors: like how inefficient your old boiler is, the square footage of your home, how often you use the system, the amount of insulation you have in your home and the type of boiler you have. Do your research and discuss your options with a reliable, licensed, professional who can suggest the best solution for you.