Do You Use a Boiler to Heat Your Glastonbury, CT Home? Here’s What You Should Know

Many people in the Glastonbury, CT area use boilers to heat their homes, but that doesn’t mean they understand how boilers work. While you don’t need to be an expert in your home’s boiler system, it helps to know some of the basics about your boiler, and how the right boiler contractor can help. At Degree Heating & Cooling, we offer a number of services that will help you keep your boiler up and running perfectly. But before we tell you what we do, let’s talk a little bit about your home’s boiler system.

First of all, how does my home’s boiler work?

When you have a boiler installed in your Glastonbury, CT home, you should know there are a couple of different types of boilers – steam and hot water. The steam is distributed through pipes to radiators, and hot water is distributed to baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, steam boilers work at a higher temperature than hot water boilers, making them less efficient. That being said, there are high-efficiency versions of all types of boilers currently available, like the boiler systems we install at Degree Heating & Cooling.

How efficient are today’s boilers?

You will find that modern boilers are much, much more efficient than those of even 15 years ago. And, the Department of Energy has set standards over the last few years that dictate to manufacturers what minimum efficiencies can be. Currently, no boilers installed in the Glastonbury, CT area can be less than 80 percent efficient. The high-efficiency boilers we offer are between 90 and 98.5 percent efficient – this means that the majority of heat produced by them is used to keep your home comfortable.

What should I do if I want my boiler to last longer?

The best way to keep your boiler running safely and efficiently is by getting your boiler serviced on an annual basis. Your technician will inspect your boiler to make sure it’s structurally sound and in proper working order. They’ll make sure there are no carbon monoxide leaks and that boiler pressure is optimal. They’ll make any small repairs to your system before they become larger ones, and make sure your system is operating at an efficient level.

If I need a new boiler, what can you do to help me choose?

At Degree Heating & Cooling, we help our customers in Glastonbury, CT get the best in home comfort products and services. When you choose to install your new boiler system with us, you’ll receive:

  • A free in-home consultation with one of our boiler system specialists
  • Assistance in selecting an energy-efficient boiler system that meets your needs
  • Properly sized equipment unique to your home
  • Convenient payment options
  • Full factory warranties on equipment and labor

But we don’t just install your boiler for you. At Degree Heating & Cooling, it’s important to us that we’re able to help you, no matter what your boiler need may be. That’s why we strive to provide our customers with complete boiler services, including boiler maintenance and repair.

Our boiler maintenance program will help you enjoy longer equipment life, lower utility bills, reduction in repairs, a more comfortable indoor environment and a protection of your investment. When you trust us to repair the boiler in your Glastonbury, NY home, we’ll provide you with expert repair on all makes and models of boilers, 24/7 availability, emergency repair services and preventive maintenance programs like the one described above that will help reduce service emergencies.

To learn more about how we can help with your boiler needs, whether you need installation, maintenance or repair, call Degree Heating & Cooling at (860) 633-6122 and we will be happy to assist you with the boiler needs of your Glastonbury, CT home.