Boilers are a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution to heat your home. Modern boilers are more compact and efficient than earlier boilers, with up to 98.5 percent efficiency and an allergy-friendly alternative to forced air heating.
Your boiler is a piece of equipment, but the piping connected to it is a system that is what’s unique to your home. When you have your boiler system serviced, repaired, or installed, it pays to work with an experienced company like Coal Harbour Mechanical serving it. We listen carefully to your needs, and repair, adapt, or design a system that will work with the existing piping of your home.
We’ll provide you with a range of options that meet your needs and budget, as well as a cost estimate, after we’ve assessed your problem or project. We won’t try to “sell” you a solution; instead, we’ll educate you about your options and work with you to make an informed heating system decision. There are no hidden fees in our estimates because they are upfront and transparent.
Boilers can last up to 30 years, but to keep your boiler operating efficiently, (and to comply with the terms of most warranties), you should schedule a service appointment annually.
Our boiler installations are a source of pride here at Coal Harbour Mechanical. As you can see from the before and after photos in our portfolio, we put a lot of effort into making sure our installations look great and operate even better!
Whenever we install a new unit, we do it our best to make the most efficient use of your space and to make the system look as organized and clean as possible. Our technicians can upgrade and simplify any system to allow for easy access and convenient servicing – contact us for more info.
It may be time to replace your boiler if it isn’t performing as well as it once did. Although a new boiler can be costly up front, it will save you money on your utility bills and make your home more pleasant in the long run. Here are some factors to consider:
Energy efficiency: If you have an older boiler, it may only be running at 65% efficiency or less, which means that only 65% of the heat it produces is being transferred to the water that heats your home. With a new boiler operating at 80% to 98.5% efficiency, you’ll see immediate savings on your energy bill.
Modulation: Most new, high-efficiency boilers can match their heat output to your home’s needs by running at a consistent, low level. Older boilers only run at full capacity, so even if it’s a mild BC day, or you’re only heating one area of your home, the system will constantly turn off and on to provide surges of heat. With a new boiler, you get constant, even heat throughout your home, quieter operation, and energy savings.
Steel vs. corrosion-resistant heat exchangers: If your old boiler has a steel heat exchanger, it will eventually be rusted away by the water in the system. A new stainless steel heat exchanger can last much longer.
Once you’ve chosen a new boiler, we can help you decide on any additional features, such as an outdoor reset controls that help you save energy and money, or an indirect water heater that provides abundant hot water at a low operating cost.