Your boiler is an essential component to a comfortable home. They’re a very efficient method of heating water for your hot water supply. If your boiler is broken or otherwise damaged, there’s no doubt you want it repaired. A broken boiler usually means a lack of hot water – and that’s not good for anyone! Luckily, our expert team here at JBG Plumbing has you covered. If you’re located in Houston, San Antonio, Austin or surrounding Texas, we’re here to help you with your boiler problems.
How Do Boilers Work?
Identifying the source of your boiler problem yourself requires a basic understanding of how these devices work. To put it simply, a boiler works by running cold water through a series of pipes. The boiler heats these pipes to in turn heat the water. That water can then be distributed through your home. In addition to providing hot water for your home, some boilers also help heat your home. Instead of converting all the cold water to hot water, some of it is converted to steam and then distributed through your home via radiators and radiant flooring. The majority of boilers come with a combination gauge. Use this control to check the water pressure inside the boiler. The gauge also lets you check the water temperature. Checking your combination gauge on a regular basis will help you identify whether or not your boiler is in good working condition.
Here at JBG Plumbing, we see certain boiler problems crop up much more often than others.
In fact, the majority of boiler problems that we do see are not caused by the boiler itself. Instead, these problems arise from the expansion tank or circulator. Common issues caused by the failing of an expansion tank or circulator include failure to heat water, leaks, or a clanging noise. Our skilled professionals are extremely knowledgeable about these common boiler problems as well as less common ones. We’ll be able to pinpoint the exact nature of your problem quickly.
Boiler Repair and Maintenance
A problem with your boiler might seem like something simple you can fix yourself.
No matter your experience with home DIY projects, we recommend seeking the expert help of a professional. The fact is that working around water and electricity is dangerous – special tools and methods are required to ensure the safety of the individual performing the work.So call JBG Plumbing, your best option for boiler repair and maintenance, in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding Texas.In addition to repairing damaged boilers, our team can also provide regular maintenance to keep your boiler running in tiptop condition for years to come.
Another service that we provide here at JBG Plumbing is boiler installation. Maybe you want to swap out a different heating method with a boiler, or maybe you want to replace an old boiler with a newer model – no matter the case, we have you covered. We carry a wide range of boiler models that suit a variety of home sizes and personal preferences. We’ll work with you to find the one that’s best for your home.
Most experts, including HomeAdvisor, recommend having your boiler inspected at least once per year. Let JBG Plumbing be your boiler inspection service of choice. The goal of our inspections is to ensure your boiler is in proper working order. Of course, your repeat business is valued, but the main reason we recommend annual boiler inspection is safety. A faulty boiler is not only inefficient but can also be extremely dangerous. Let a problem go on too long, and your family’s health and safety are at risk.
Case in point: a crack in the heat exchanger on your boiler can let poisonous gas enter your home.
Don’t risk it – if you haven’t had your boiler inspected in over a year, call JBG Plumbing today for your boiler inspection.
Boiler Safety Services
Modern-day boilers come with some safety features that older boilers don’t have. Though we always recommend updating your boiler to a newer model when possible, we can also install some of these safety features on an older device. Our JBG Plumbing boiler safety package includes features like a pressure relief valve, low water cutoff, and backflow assembly device. We can also install special earthquake valves to help prevent a gas leak in the case of a big Texas earthquake. Not only will these safety updates make your boiler safer and more efficient, but it will also bring the device up to the current code!
Types of Boilers
There are several types of boilers available to choose from for your home. However, certain models are better for certain situations than others.
Combination Boiler – Best for small apartments, a combination boiler receives water from water mains and doesn’t include a water storage tank.
System Boiler – Best for average-sized homes, system boilers maintain water heat and pressure to quickly deliver hot water to multiple taps at once.
Standard Boiler – Best for large homes (and commercial buildings), standard boilers heat water rapidly as needed for delivery.
Our experts will help you go through these options, as well as through individual models, to select the right boiler for your home.
How Much Does a New Boiler Cost?
The price you’ll pay for a new boiler depends on numerous factors. These include the type of boiler you decide on, where it’s located in your house, and how it’s powered (natural gas or oil-fired).Natural gas boilers are by far the most popular type on the market today. Though they’re far more efficient and will save you money on your utility bills, they’re more expensive to install since your home needs a gas line installation.
Why Choose JBG Plumbing
Our goal at JBG Plumbing is to provide the absolute best service possible to all of our customers. That commitment to quality and customer satisfaction extends from our boiler repairs, installation, and replacement to all of our other varied services.