Boiler Installation East Chatham, Chicago
Your steam or hot water boiler provides heat for your space. Because of this, your boiler is an appliance in your home that needs to be operating optimally at all times. This need for usage is critical in the cold months of winter. At Chatham Comfort Controls, we will ensure that your boiler installation in East Chatham, Chicago, is done in a timely fashion. Not only that, but we will make sure your unit will last for years to come. You will receive the boiler that will best fit the needs of your home to work reliably and efficiently for you and your family.
The Chatham Difference
At Chatham Comfort Controls, we offer a wide selection of boiler options from trusted brands like Dunkirk, Pennco, and more. Our boiler installation technicians are well versed in our wide selection of boilers. Let our knowledgeable team recommend and install the perfect boiler for your needs. Boilers work by producing and sending hot water or steam through to the radiators around your home, which will then distribute heat around your space. It seems simple, but choosing the wrong boiler for your home can result in unnecessary energy running and costly electric bills. All of this would be for a boiler that may not even be running at its best! Do not get saddled with these potential risks. Call Chatham Comfort Controls today! Our professional boiler technicians will determine your home’s specific needs and find the perfect system for you based on several different factors.
Choosing a Hot Water Boiler or a Steam Boiler
Our team of professional boiler installers will determine which type of system your home is already operating on or which system will be best for you. This choice can be determined by looking at your radiators and pipes for an existing steam system. Hot water boilers tend to use less energy than steam boilers do. For this reason, they are generally the preferred option. Steam boilers, however, will often come with more power and may keep your home warmer on those drafty days. The HVAC technicians at Chatham Comfort Controls will work to determine your home’s heating needs before making a recommendation and will help you make the right choice for your home.
Choosing a Boiler with the Proper Fuel Type
Boilers have come a long way and, as such, can be fueled in a variety of different ways. The most common options are natural gas, liquid propane, fuel oil, or electricity. Natural gas and propane are the two most common choices to fuel your boiler, especially in urban areas. They are a safe and reliable fuel source, especially if you already have natural gas plumbed to your home. Fuel oil provides a more natural alternative with the options of more renewable fuels such as biodiesel. Finally, there is the electric boiler. Electric is likely the cleanest option and operates the best in smaller space applications like single rooms.
Consider Your Home’s Ventilation
Most homes will have specific ventilation and will often make this choice for you. Boilers can eliminate exhaust and excess gasses in several ways, including chimneys, power venting, and direct venting. If your home already has a chimney, your decision is easy: you will use that for ventilation. Boilers vented by chimneys expel their excess combustion gasses up through your chimney and outside of your home. It is still vital that you have an HVAC professional inspect your chimney’s size, height, and construction before pairing it with a boiler. Because of this, each boiler will require specific measurements to operate safely.
Other ventilation options include power venting and direct venting. Power venting is a more straightforward way to expel exhaust. Power vented boilers push spent gasses out through a direct vent. Afterward, they then draw cool air to replace it. These vents are often on the side of your home or the ceiling. Direct venting is also known as sealed combustion, ideal for modern and more tightly sealed homes. Direct venting pulls air from the outside to operate instead of pulling from inside the home and requires two vents. Choosing which ventilation system is best for your boiler installation is for a knowledgeable boiler install technician, such as the ones here at Chatham Comfort Controls, to determine.
Choosing the Correct Efficiency and Sizing
Finally, homeowners must consider if the boiler they are choosing to install is the proper size for their space and their needs and run efficiently in their home. It is essential to note the energy rating of your boiler before your install. Boilers are standard efficient if they fall between 80% and 84%. However, they are available anywhere between 80% up to 96% efficiency! The percentage of fuel a boiler can convert into usable heat determines this statistic. This final number is known as a boiler’s Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). This number will give you an idea of how efficiently your boiler will run. Not only that, but it will also determine how much it will cost you to operate.
Many homeowners disregard sizing when choosing a boiler to install. It may not seem like the most critical detail, but choosing a correctly sized boiler is critical for adequately heating your home. A boiler will not properly heat your home if it is too big or too small. Therefore, don’t waste your money installing a boiler that will run sub-optimally. Trust the professionals at Chatham Comfort Controls to choose the correctly sized boiler for the job.
Schedule a Boiler Inspection Today
Call the trusted professionals at Chatham Comfort Controls today to learn more about our Chicagoland Boiler Installation East Chatham IL services and South Suburbs boiler installation services. Our technicians are trained and knowledgeable in boiler installation for any home. Because of this, our team members will analyze your space and guide you into a perfect boiler selection for your needs. From determining your boiler type based on existing heating systems and structures in your home to guide you into the perfect decision based on size and efficiency, count on Chatham Comfort Controls for the perfect boiler install every time. Call now to get started and set up your boiler installation.
Chicagoland Boiler Installation Services: 773-842-4299
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