With the frigid winters in Colorado, you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have an effective heating system. Boilers offer just this. With proper maintenance, units can last up to 20 years and provide reliable heat with great energy efficiency. Not only that, but boilers are quieter than others. They also produce radiant heat, which many people prefer for the way it helps maintain their indoor air quality (IAQ).
At Buckhorn Heating & Air Conditioning, we are the local experts for boiler repair, maintenance, and installation in Loveland, Fort Collins, and the surrounding areas. From emergency services to full boiler replacements, our team has the experience and skill to deliver a solution that is just right for your property.
To get a free estimate for your next service, call (970) 446-1200 or fill out our online contact form with details about how we can help you.
Our expert team is highly trained to handle any job that comes our way. We understand the meaning of quality work that’s meant to last. We make sure to do it right!
Your boiler is an investment in the comfort of your household, patrons, employees, and visitors. Proper maintenance and repairs can put you in a position to take full advantage of the longevity and heating capacity of this system.
While there are several things you can do on your own to maintain your boiler such as performing check-ups on its components and keeping it clean, there are many problems that require professional attention.
For any of the following, call Buckhorn Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Water leaking from the boiler itself or any of its components and pipes
- An extinguished pilot light that will not reignite
- A condensate pipe that has frozen after a period of cold temperatures
- A noise coming from your boiler that sounds like a tea kettle coming to a boil
- The system’s radiators have failed to heat up
- Your thermostat is malfunctioning or inaccurate
- Your boiler system is unable to supply enough radiant heat to keep your spaces warm
For boiler repairs, reach out to us. We take our customers’ needs seriously and make same-day service calls whenever possible. We know that time is of the essence for heating issues. When you hire us, we will work urgently to identify the problem and deliver a lasting solution that provides your property with reliable heat and sustains the life of your unit.
Whether you are upgrading your current system or replacing one that has broken down, there are a few considerations you ought to make to ensure you can benefit from all that boilers offer.
These include fuel type, energy efficiency, and heating capacity.
Boilers can rely on natural gas, propane, oil, or electricity. The price and availability of these fuel types will often determine a significant portion of your operating costs. Additionally, units that burn fuel require ventilation. This is important to consider, as it will add to the upfront cost of the unit if you do not have the infrastructure already in place.
We rate boilers based on their Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE), which describes how well a unit converts fuel into usable heat. Boilers that rely on oil usually range from 81-87%, while those that use gas vary more widely between 80-98%. Electric-powered boilers are virtually 100% efficient, considering that they do not lose energy by producing waste gas. Understanding your boiler’s AFUE and the local price of its fuel can give you an idea of how much your heating costs will be from month to month.
The right boiler for your property will need to be able to deliver enough heat without overworking.
To determine the appropriate heat capacity, you should account for:
- Our climate in Northern Colorado
- Your property’s square footage
- The efficiency of your insulation
- The number of windows on your property
Making these three considerations can ensure you select a boiler heating system that is cost-effective. Understandably, this decision process is complicated, but with the help of a professional, it does not have to be. If you are in the market for a new boiler, contact Buckhorn Heating & Air Conditioning, and let us guide you. Our team takes pride in being straightforward and honest with our customers, which means choosing us puts someone on your side that can provide you with vital and trustworthy counsel.
For boiler installation, repair, and maintenance in Loveland, call (970) 446-1200 today or connect with us online.