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Hudson Valley Boiler Services

Oil & Gas Boiler Installation, Repair & Maintenance by Go Green Express Home Services

A water boiler is an appliance used to heat water for your home’s hydronic heating system. The hot water is distributed through the home in pipes and radiate heat into the rooms with either a steel radiators, cast iron radiators or through baseboard convectors. Radiant heating systems provide heat by circulating hot water through special piping installed in and under floors, in walls and in ceilings.

Selecting the right oil boiler can have a significant impact on your home life and the environment, as well as your wallet. And keeping your home’s central heating system running efficiently and without interruption requires regular care and maintenance from experts you can trust.

Consumer Hint:Because of their interest in conserving stretched energy resources, utility companies sometimes offer cash rebates and other incentives for consumers to invest in high-efficiency boilers and heating systems. Allow us to check with your power company to see if any such opportunities are available.

Serving Orange County, Dutchess County, Ulster County, Putnam County, and Rockland County, New York.

A New Boiler Saves Energy & Money

With today’s soaring energy prices, it really does pay to check all the latest deals and promotional offers to make sure you’re not paying too much for your oil and electricity. It’s so much easier nowadays to switch supplier to get a better deal but there’s an increasingly bewildering array of discounted energy plans on offer to both tempt and confuse you. Which one to choose? A low-cost variable plan or fixed price? Dual-fuel or single?

Installing a high efficiency boiler with an ENERGY STAR® rating (over 85% efficient) is both economical and environmentally friendly. This is especially good if your existing boiler has a combustion efficiency of less than 70%.

Just 1/8” of soot on oil heat exchanger surfaces drops efficiencies up to 25% – and with $4 per gallon oil that’s a pretty expensive deferred maintenance program.

An indirect water heater, if used with a high-efficiency boiler and an insulated tank, can provide hot water with the least expense.

A properly running or new boiler will save fuel, lower emissions, and save you money. Being Green not only saves you the planet from harmful GHG’s (Green House Gases), it also saves you money.

Components of a Water Boiler

The boiler is more complex than a forced air furnace. Below is a list of the major components of the boiler for a forced-water heating system:

Oil Boiler ComponentHot Water Supply Side

  • Aquastat – Thermostat that regulates the boiler’s temperature.
  • Oil Valve and Burners – Combustion assembly that heats the water chamber.
  • Combination Pressure / Temperature Gauge – Monitors water temperature and pressure.
  • Water Feed Valve – Controls water flow to boiler.
  • Pressure Reducing Valve – Helps maintains correct water pressure at about 12-15 psi.
  • Air Vent – Purges air from the hydronic system.
  • Expansion Tank – Allows for the expansion of water as it heats.
  • Flow Control Valve – Regulates the flow of hot water to the heating system.
  • Pressure Relief Valve – Relieves water pressure when it gets too high.

Hot Water Return Side

  • Circulator – Electric pump that circulates water through the system.
  • Drain Valve – Valve that opens to allow draining the boiler.

Gas Fired Water Boilers

Gas-fired boilers are fueled with either natural gas or propane. They can also burn fuel-oil (oil-fired). Fuel-oil boilers require higher maintenance than gas-burning boilers and they require regular attention to the oil filter and blower.

Energy Costs

If you are lucky enough to be a natural gas customer, your total fuel cost has seen a decline over the last year. There is an unprecedented and widening spread between natural gas and fuel oil/propane. If you are on, or near, a natural gas line, start thinking hard about converting. The five-year average makes this a compelling argument for a quick payback. NYSERDA has a great website with fancy charts showing excellent comparisons of the different fuel choices residents of the Mid-Hudson Valley have.

Installing a high efficiency boiler makes both economical and environmental sense. This is especially good if your existing boiler has a combustion efficiency of less than 70%.

Components of a Water Boiler

The boiler is more complex than a forced air furnace. It has more parts, valves and controls. Gas-fired boilers are fairly reliable and most repair problems, when they occur, usually relate to the expansion tank or water circulator pump(s).

Below is a list of the major components of the boiler for a forced-water heating system:

Gas Hot Water BoilersHot Water Supply Side

  • Aquastat – Thermostat that regulates the boiler’s temperature.
  • Gas Valve and Burners – Combustion assembly that heats the water chamber.
  • Combination Pressure / Temperature Gauge – Monitors water temperature and pressure.
  • Water Feed Valve – Controls water flow to boiler.
  • Pressure Relief Valve – Helps maintains correct water pressure at about 12-15 psi.
  • Air Vent – Purges air from the hydronic system.
  • Expansion Tank – Allows for the expansion of water as it heats.
  • Flow Control Valve – Regulates the flow of hot water to the heating system.
  • Pressure Relief Valve – Relieves water pressure when it gets too high.

Hot Water Return Side

  • Circulator – Electric pump that circulates water through the system.
  • Drain Valve – Valve that opens to allow draining the boiler.

Price of Oil Heating vs. Gas Heating

The price of natural gas heating compared to oil heating can varies depending on several factors. A high efficiency gas fired boiler with an AFUE of 89% or higher costs less to heat your home then an oil fired boiler. However, an older gas fired heating unit it would be more expensive to operate. With today’s current technology most natural gas and LP boilers are rated high efficiency.

Gas fired units tend to break down less and when they break down its only a handful of things that go wrong compared to an oil burner where there is hundreds of parts that cab break.

Give us a call to learn your options if you are interested in converting your oil boiler or furnace to gas.

Go Green Express Home Services Carries the Top Brands of Oil-Fired Boilers

Peerless BoilersPeerless Boilers is a leading manufacturer of ENERGY STAR® approved heating equipment. More efficient appliances lead to lower energy bills. As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Peerless can help you save money today and our environment in the future!

Williamson Oil BoilersWilliamson brand cast iron oil-fired boilers offer the flexibility and reliability required in residential applications. Williamson products are only available through authorized plumbing, heating, and HVAC distributors.

Triangle Tube Gas BoilersExcellence. Ingenuity. Efficiency. Three distinct qualities that have made Triangle Tube an industry leader. For over 60 years, Triangle Tube has provided innovative ideas to the North American heating and hot water industry; for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Have an emergency heating problem or need boiler repair? Our expert technicians are on call 24/7 to meet any heating system emergency. Whether it is 2:00 in the afternoon or 2:00 in the morning, you can count on the same fast, efficient, courteous service! Call (845) 253-4053 today.

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    Get the peace of mind you deserve knowing we can handle all your home comfort needs.

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    We provide services to make your home cleaner, greener, and cost-efficient.

HEAR IT FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

Reviews & Testimonials 
  • My experience with home maintenance and improvements has never been easy but our experience with Go Green was a real pleasure.

    “The system works great. Thanks again.”

    - Scott C.
  • I just want to thank Jason and Matt for fixing my well situation, quickly, professionally.

    “They were a great crew.”

    - Lisa M.
  • Great job!

    “Just wanted to say thank you for the service I have received.”

    - John H.
  • Excellent customer service and satisfaction…

    “I sincerely appreciate Go Green Home Services excellent customer service and satisfaction in the recent problem I brought to your attention”

    - Lauretta D.
  • We have been a customer dating back about 10 years.

    “They made sure there were no leaks in the lines, the unit functioned properly, and that everything was the way it should be before they considered leaving the job.”

    - Jill B.
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MONEY-SAVING OPTIONS

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    Valid from Mar 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
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  • 89 18 Point Tune-Up

    Coupon is valid for AC, gas furnace and boilers.

    Cannot be combined with other specials.
    Valid from Feb 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
  • 125 Full Cleaning & Tune Up

    For oil burners and furnaces. Includes nozzle, filter, strainer and efficiency test.

    Cannot be combined with other specials.
    Valid from Feb 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
  • 150 A New Installation

    Valid for heating or cooling installations.

    Cannot be combined with other specials.
    Valid from Feb 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
  • 75 Water Heater

    Save $75 on a new water heater installation.

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    Valid from Feb 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
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