Boiler Installation East Chatham, Chicago
Your steam or hot water boiler provides heat for your space, and is one of your most crucial appliances in your home that needs to be operating optimally at all times, especially 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, and will last for years to come. You will receive the boiler that will best fit the needs for your home to work reliably and efficiently for you and your family.
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. Seems simple, but choosing the wrong boiler for your home can result in unnecessary energy being spent, and costly electric bills all for a boiler that may not even be running at its best. Our professional boiler technicians will determine your home’s specific needs and find the perfect system for you based on a number of 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 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 and for this reason, 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 the heating needs of your home 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 electric. 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 are already having 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, of course, electric. Electric is likely the cleanest option and operate the best in smaller space applications like single rooms.
Consider Your Home’s Ventilation
Most homes will have a specific ventilation, and will often make this choice for you. Boilers can eliminate exhaust and excess gasses in a number of 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 important that you have an HVAC professional inspect the size, height and construction of your chimney before pairing it with a boiler. Each boiler will require specific measurements in order to safely operate.
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 and then draw cool air in to replace it. These vents are often found on the side of your home or the ceiling. Direct venting is also known as sealed combustion. This is ideal for modern and more tightly sealed homes. Direct venting pulls air from the outside to operate as opposed to pulling from inside the home, and will therefore require two vents. Choosing which ventilation system is best for your boiler install should be left to a knowledgeable boiler install technician.
Choosing the Correct Efficiency and Sizing
Finally, home owners must consider if the boiler that they are choosing to install is the proper size for their space and their needs, and if it will run efficiently in their home. It is important to note the energy rating of your boiler before your install. Boilers are considered standard efficiency if they fall between 80% and 84%, although they are available anywhere between 80% up to 96% efficiency! This number is measured by the percentage of fuel a boiler is able to convert into usable heat. This 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 and how much it will cost you to operate.
Sizing is often overlooked when choosing a boiler to install. It may not seem like the most important detail, but choosing a correctly sized boiler is critical for properly heating your home. A boiler will not be able to properly heat your home if it is too big or too small. 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.
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. Our team members will analyze your space and guide you into a boiler selection that is perfect for your needs. From determining your boiler type based existing heating systems and structures in your home, to guiding you into the perfect decision based on size and efficiently, count on Chatham Comfort Controls for the perfect boiler install every time. Call now to get started and set up your boiler installation.
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