Oil Fired Hot Water Boiler Installation
Oil boiler installation, repair and maintenance by Go Green Express Home Services
A hot 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.
A New Boiler Saves Energy and 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 Hot 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:
Hot 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.
GGEHS Carries the Top Brands of Oil-Fired Boilers
Peerless 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 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.
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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!