Edmonton Boiler Installation

Have you ever seen someone shiver involuntarily when you mention you’re from Edmonton? The freezing temperatures we experience in winter may be a stereotype about this city—but that stereotype isn't exactly unfounded. When outdoor temperatures dip down to -45 degrees Celsius (plus wind chill) and it’s so cold the air hurts, you need to know you have a safe, cozy haven at home where you can thaw and hunker down to wait out the cold months. Luckily, you can always rely on our Edmonton boiler installation services to keep you warm.

Whether you currently have a boiler that’s not working as well as it once did, or you have a different type of heating system and are thinking of making a switch, there are big advantages to making an appointment for professional boiler installation. Our climate calls for an extremely reliable, powerful heater that can make your home feel virtually tropical—even when it’s a frozen wasteland outside—and we can make sure that’s exactly what you have with our Edmonton boiler installation services.

If you need Edmonton boiler installation service, we’re here to help. You can rely on the Edmonton plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton to efficiently install a new system in your home. We pride ourselves on always delivering the highest standards of quality workmanship and outstanding customer care. Your satisfaction is our first priority!

Benefits of Professional Edmonton Boiler Installation

A radiant heating system offers many huge advantages over more common or conventional forced-air units, such as a furnace. Naturally those benefits include energy savings, but boiler installation can also make your home more comfortable and peaceful, and save money in other ways. Here are the major benefits of Edmonton boiler installation:

Save Money on Heating Costs

If you’re like most Edmonton homeowners, you certainly don't want to pay any more than absolutely necessary on your utility bill. It’s pretty much unavoidable that heating costs are going to be significant in Edmonton during the winter. But if you have an old, outdated system in your house, you’re paying a lot more than you would with a high-efficiency model.

Replacing an old system with a new model is going to prevent heat loss much better than continuing to use an outdated heater that’s seen significant use and lost its ability to operate efficiently over the years. Manufacturers are constantly looking for the next energy efficient innovation, so heating technology has advanced over the years. If your current system is more than 10 to 15-years-old and you’re experiencing a diminished comfort level, a brand-new boiler installation will give you lower heating bills and better overall performance.

Safe & Reliable

Having a dependable, fully functioning heat source isn't a luxury in Edmonton, it’s a matter of survival. You need to know that your heater is going to give you optimal performance all winter long, and that there is no risk of it grinding to a halt on the coldest day of the year. If you have a gas boiler, you also need to know that it’s in excellent condition and does not pose a threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. A new heater will give you peace of mind that everything is functioning perfectly, and will continue to serve you well throughout the cooler months.

Fewer Repairs

In a complex mechanical system, moving parts are usually the most likely to break down or experience problems from wear and tear. Radiant heating systems have fewer moving parts than furnaces or heat pumps, which rely on motors and blower fans. This makes them more durable and long-lasting, because they are less prone to mechanical failure. Since your unit doesn't need repairs as frequently as other systems, it saves you time, money and stress.

No Noise

A forced-air system, such as a furnace, warms a house by blowing warm air through vents and heat registers. All that air movement can create a surprising volume of noise that some people find annoying. The movement can also remove humidity from the air. Boiler heating systems, on the other hand, are nearly silent when operating because they use radiant heat from hot water to warm a room. If your heater is making banging, rattling, gurgling or whistling noises, that’s a sign something isn't right.

Even Heat Distribution

As you know, warm air rises toward the ceiling. A forced-air system can take longer to fully heat a room, because warm air collects near the ceiling first and the bottom half of the room is the last to get warmed up. The radiant heat from a boiler is different—it provides ultimate home comfort by moving evenly through the room, so the space feels warm faster and you don't have hot and cold zones.

Why Choose Our Plumbers for Edmonton Boiler Installation Service?

Your property is one of your most precious possessions, so you need to know that your plumber will be highly skilled and capable of coming up with long-lasting, innovative solutions for any issues that may arise during plumbing services. But you also want to know that they will treat you and your property with respect, and deliver outstanding customer service by addressing your concerns and answering any questions you may have. That is exactly what you get when you call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton.

Frequently Asked Questions About Boiler Installation in Edmonton

Do you have questions about boiler installation, or want to know more about the other expert services offered by our qualified plumbers? Our knowledgeable customer service representatives are standing by to take your call, and answer all your questions quickly and easily. Or, check out our answers to some typical installation questions below.

Do You Need an Electrician for Edmonton Boiler Installation?

Depending on the installation sometimes an electrician is needed for some of the job, but that determination is best made by the installing plumber. When an electrician is required, it is generally only for a small part of the job.

Do I Need Boiler Installation or Just Repairs for My Old System?

When you’re experiencing boiler issues and it comes down to installation versus repairs, the best solution really depends on the nature and extent of damage, as well as your existing system’s age. When maintained properly a boiler can have a long life of 20-30 years or more. However, if it has not been maintained well, or the damage is severe or widespread, a new boiler installation may be more cost-effective than repair because of factors such as time, durability, and repeated repair costs.

What Does "AFUE Rating" Mean?

AFUE is an acronym for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, which is a ratio that compares the amount of fuel your heater uses in a year versus its annual heat output. An AFUE rating, which is usually expressed as a percentage, indicates how much heat you get in exchange for fuel. For example, a heater with an AFUE rating of 85% converts 85% of the fuel it uses into thermal energy, while 15% is lost.

There are minimum AFUE ratings for new systems that vary depending on the fuel type, but a new model should be at least 80%. Some electric units can achieve 95 to 100% AFUE. Over time, a unit loses efficiency and its rating drops, so an older system could have a rating of 60% or even lower. That’s why boiler installation can significantly reduce energy costs. A new heater is also more environmentally friendly because it uses less fuel to provide the same amount of heat.

What’s the Difference Between Water Heaters and Boilers?

Both are hot water systems, so they sometimes get confused with each other. But each machine actually provides very different services. A hot water heater warms up water (usually by reserving it in a large tank, unless you have a tankless water heater). Water heaters should be used for domestic hot water needs only. For example, when you turn on the hot water tap on a plumbing fixture, warm water comes out of the faucet for you to use for cleaning, bathing, cooking and so on.

A boiler, on the other hand, heats up water and moves it throughout its system, so the hot water’s radiant heat warms up your home. You don’t come into contact with the water inside a radiant heater—unless something has gone wrong or you are maintaining the system. It recirculates and continues to be heated, so it can disperse warmth into the air. Boilers can be used to heat your domestic hot water. However, water heaters should not be used to heat spaces.

How Big is the Average Unit?

There isn't really a standard size, because the machine needs to be sized appropriately to heat your entire space. The capacity is measured in BTUs (British thermal units), and the formula to calculate the size you need for depends on multiple factors, such as:

  • Size of the building
  • Climate in Edmonton
  • Age of the building
  • Quality and amount of insulation in the building

A building that has less-efficient insulation or has deteriorated over the years and lets in drafts needs more heating power than a building that is well insulated and sealed against drafts. Larger homes naturally require more BTUs as well. You don't have to calculate the correct size by yourself—our expert technicians are experienced with Edmonton boiler installation, and we know exactly how to assess your building and calculate the correct size and BTU output for Edmonton homes.

Which is the Best Type for Boiler Installation in Edmonton?

When you’re looking for the right boiler for your home, it makes sense to do a little research on the options available to you. There are a couple of different ways to break down your options for boiler installation into categories. One way is by fuel type, and that includes options such as:

  • Condensing boilers
  • Natural gas
  • Steam boilers
  • Electric
  • Oil-fired models

Keep in mind that natural gas, while it’s a very efficient and reliable fuel, does pose a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning when the system is damaged or deteriorated. That shouldn't necessarily scare you away from choosing natural gas, but it’s prudent to make sure you hire regular maintenance services for your system and gas supply. You should also have carbon monoxide detectors installed on every level of your home. The other way of categorizing boilers is by equipment function, which includes choices such as:

  • Combination boilers, also known as a combi boiler (domestic hot water and heating)
  • Conventional boiler or heat-only system

The best system type for your property will depend on factors such as your building’s size and your individual needs. If you aren't sure what to choose for Edmonton boiler installation, our experienced service technicians can consult with you and walk you through some of the excellent options that will work for your house and requirements.

How Can I Keep My New Unit in Good Condition?

The absolute best way to keep your unit in fantastic condition, so you can avoid repairs and future Edmonton boiler installation for longer, is regular maintenance from a professional plumber. An annual tune-up will go a long way toward extending the unit’s lifespan. It also gives your Edmonton plumber the chance to notice and correct small problems before they spiral out of control and become big, time-consuming, expensive headaches.

If You Need Edmonton Boiler Installation, Call Your Local Pros at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton!

Whether you’re in St. Albert, Sherwood Park, or another part of the Edmonton area, you can rely on the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton for quality workmanship and customer service.

Give us a call today to schedule a service appointment, or to find out more about Edmonton boiler installation and other plumbing services like Edmonton drain cleaning from our friendly customer care staff.

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