Boilers

Boiler service.

What is a Boiler (Hot Water System)?

Most people immediately think of furnaces when opting to heat their homes. However, boilers provide a highly effective heat option, have a long life, can reach high heating efficiencies, and some types require little or no pumping energy. Boilers are an important part of a central heating system. They’re a continuous closed loop of pipes carrying heated water (or steam) throughout your home. As the water runs through the pipes, running through radiators, the hot water cools on its path as it gives off its heat, heating your rooms, then returns back to the boiler to be reheated again. The boiler keeps firing, to continuously reheat the returned cool water, and then sends it on its way again throughout your home.

How Does a Boiler Work?

The boiler is controlled/turned on with an electric switch, which when turned on, opens a valve where the gas enters a combustion chamber. There is a continuous stream of natural gas via a pipe attached to the home’s gas main, usually from the street, that feeds a fire inside this chamber. Its electric ignition system is what lights these small jets of gas. The gas jets fire onto a heat exchanger connected to the water pipe carrying the cold water. The heat exchanger takes the gas-generated heat and heats the water, typically to around 140ºF (60ºC). The now-hot water is pushed throughout the home. An electric pump inside or very near the boiler keeps the water flowing through the loop of pipes and radiators.

Is a Boiler Right for My Home?

Typically, boilers are categorized into different types based on their fuel type, working pressure and temperature, size and capacity, draft method, and whether or not they condense the water vapor in the combustion gases. Sometimes boilers are described by some by their key components, such as heat exchanger materials or tube design.

The two main types of boilers are Firetube and Watertube boilers. In the former, the Firetube boiler, combustion hot gases flow through a system of tubes surrounded by water. In the latter, the Watertube boiler, water flows in the inside of the tubes, and the combustion hot gases flow around the outside of the tubes.

Contact Link Service Heating & Cooling to speak with a knowledgeable technician on the best type of boiler for your home in Johnstown.

Boiler Maintenance

As mentioned above, boilers have some wonderful advantages (long life, highly effective, high heat efficiency), but they do need to be maintained on a regular basis to keep these advantages. If neglected, boilers’ repairs can be costly and fuel bills can add up quickly. If you currently have a boiler and it's been awhile since you’ve had maintenance performed on it, or if you’re thinking of installing a boiler, call Link Service Heating & Cooling. Our technicians would be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.

Boiler Repair in Johnstown, PA 15905

“Link Service is extremely professional and responds to all customer requests in a timely manner. We had a broken pump in our boiler/water heater combi system and were without hot water and heat. These guys went above and beyond the norm to get us us back up and working. Josh G. was our technician and did an OUTSTANDING job. He was prompt, professional, courteous and very knowledgeable of the equipment. And, after having waited an extended amount of time for a part from the manufacturer and the WRONG part was sent, he took to the time to make calls to other suppliers to find the part we needed to have the repair done on the day that Link Service had commited to. I would recommend Link Service and Josh G. to anyone looking for a good HVAC service company in Cambria County. We will continue to use them for any needed repairs and have signed up for their service maintenance program.”
- Anne S.

Boiler Maintenance in Johnstown, PA 15905

“Ryan did a fine job. Have been a long time customer of Link Service.”

- John F.

Boiler Maintenance in Altoona, PA 16601

“Jason was knowledgeable and professional. He explained everything and introduced us to a Maintenance Agreement. As always, we are so very pleased with Link Service and hope to continue to use their services into the future.”

- Marthy B.

Boiler Maintenance in Altoona, PA 16602

“Ryan was very nice, respectful, and professional. I really liked the email I received prior to arrival identifying and introducing himself. Also used shoe covers entering our home. Excellent company and service!!”

- Nancy R.

Boiler Maintenance in Duncansville, PA 16635

“Josh was very professional and answered any questions we had. Good addition to your team.”

- Paul L.

Boiler Repair in Portage, PA 15946

“Absolutely wonderful! Very informative and patient! Go the job done!”

- Desarae O.

Boiler Repair in Johnstown, PA 15906

“Jason did a great job, also Jared was very pleasant on the phone!!”

- Robbie D.

Boiler Repair in Ebensburg, PA 15931

“Problem was found and resolved in 1 visit. Jim is very professional and able to answer all my questions. Excellent work!”

- Sandy E.

Boiler Maintenance in Johnstown, PA 15959

“Very knowledgeable and efficient.”

- Kevin P.

Boiler Repair in Cresson, PA 15938

“I was scheduled the same day as my request and was treated well by a polite courteous technician thanks Jim Noel and link services”

- Joyce B.

Need Boiler Service?

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