Plenty of homeowners in the Farmington area rely on boilers to keep themselves comfortable through our bitter winters. Unfortunately—and often at the worst possible time—these water-based systems can fail. And, when that happens, you and your family are left to fend off the cold. When help does arrive, you could find out your old boiler is past its prime and in desperate need of an upgrade or a replacement.
Making decisions about such a large expense can be frightening. Fortunately, you have Hartford & Ratliff Co., Inc.’s boiler experts around to recommend the proper system and ease the pain of the boiler installation process.
Your furnace in Farmington or Farmington Hills just gave up the ghost. Now, you have to decide what to replace it with. When compared to centralized heating equipment—such as gas, oil, or electric-powered furnaces—boilers offer a number of advantages. These include:
While this is all well and good, be aware that the costs of converting from centralized heat to a boiler can be quite steep.
As alluded to above, boilers are one of the longest-lasting HVAC systems in the Farmington area. They deliver comfortable, efficient heating for decades after installation. But, like all mechanical objects, they eventually break down and need replacement. Here at Hartford & Ratliff Co., Inc. we work and install many popular boiler brands. While at your home—likely for a repair—our boiler expert will take steps to determine if a new boiler is necessary. But there are signs it’s time to start saving for boiler replacement, the most obvious being:
The most vital part of boiler installation begins long before our plumber installs it. You see, prior to our installation visit, we need to determine what type of unit is the best fit for your home. This depends on a number of factors including the size of your home and the desired lifespan of the boiler. Installing a unit that is too large or too small can lead to increased system wear and a drastically shortened service life. The formulas used to size a boiler are complicated, something best left to an HVAC professional.
Unlike your typical handyperson, our staff know what a properly installed boiler looks like. They know what fitting goes where and don’t need to constantly refer to the instruction manual. Additionally, many boiler warranties are voided if installed by an unlicensed professional. In almost all cases, the price you pay for a professional HVAC technician in Farmington is more than made up for by the peace of mind it guarantees.
Regular boiler maintenance is the best way to ensure your new system works as intended. Having it checked once a year by a professional is the best way to prevent breakdown and maximize its efficiency. Between these annual calls, however, there are things homeowners can do to protect their boiler from early failure. These items include:
Hartford & Ratliff Co., Inc. is an experienced boiler installation company that’s proud to serve the Farmington area and has been doing so for over 68 years. We are locally owned and wholly committed to promoting the comfort of people in the towns we service. In addition to boiler replacement, we provide boiler repair and maintenance services. To learn more about our maintenance programs—or to get a quote on installing a new boiler—we invite you to reach out to us at (248) 471-3110. Our staff looks forward to making you smile and adding you to our long list of happy customers in the Farmington area.