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Boilers

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What is a Boiler?

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 AquaTemp to speak with a knowledgeable technician on the best type of boiler for your home in Warman, SK.

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 AquaTemp. Our technicians would be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.

Need Boiler Service?

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Boiler Maintenance in Dalmeny, SK S0K 1E0

“He showed up on time or before. The service was carried out quickly and knowledgeably.
I appreciate it that I know the owners.”

– John A.

Boiler Replacement in Dalmeny, SK S0K 1E0

“Technicians were polite, knowledgeable and very consciousness. They were masterful in their work and always willing to take time to explain the objectives and purpose of each stage of their work. Beautiful workmanship, highly recommended to all!”

– Roger R.

Boiler Maintenance in Saskatoon, SK S7J 2S3

“It was a pleasure to call them and have them come over to the house in a timely manner to resolve a boiler error code. They have been great to work with today and in past with knowledgeable and friendly staff. They have restored my faith in the tradespersonnel since other companies used in past were far from ethical and trustworthy. Thanks, Terry S. P. Eng.”

– Terry S.

Boiler Repair in Warman, SK S0K4S2

“Awesome service. Showed up on time and was very reasonable and upfront with service cost. Would definitely use again. Erik P is highly recommended.”

– Robert M.

Boiler Systems Repair and Friendly Service!

“The technician was a very nice young man and I am happy that I have found your company to take care of my boiler systems”

– A


AquaTemp services Dalmeny, Hague, Hepburn, Langham, Martensville, Osler, Rosthern, Saskatoon, Waldheim, Warman and the surrounding Saskatchewan communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 306-370-8678, or request service online today.