Wisconsin Boiler Heating Systems
Boiler Heating Systems for Your Southeast Wisconsin Home or Business
Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning provides boiler repair and replacement in Waukesha County and the surrounding area. Our HVAC technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to keep your home heated properly all winter. We will provide you with helpful heating tips and ensure you choose the right boiler for your home.
Residential and Commercial Boiler Installation
When the boiler heating system in your home stops working in the middle of winter, you don’t have to be left out in the cold! The HVAC professionals at Hot Point Heating & Air Conditioning offer high quality residential boiler maintenance services for homes throughout the southeast Wisconsin.
Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning also provides commercial boiler installation, maintenance and repair services in Brookfield, Delafield, Waukesha and the greater Lake Country area in SE Wisconsin. We service your shop, restaurant, or other place of business to keep your customers warm when the Wisconsin weather gets cold.
Types of Boilers
Boilers are made to run off of energy from electricity, gas or oil. Depending on where you live, an oil boiler may make more sense economically than an electric boiler. Some rural homes have no accessibility to natural gas, so oil and electricity are their only options.
Steam and hot water boilers are the two main types of boilers. Steam boilers use pressure and gravity to cycle heated air throughout your pipework, while hot water uses pumps to push heated and cooled water through your home.
Oil fired boilers are regarded as one of the most efficient, reliable residential / commercial heating systems you can invest in. However, that doesn’t mean you can just let it go uninterrupted and expect flawless performance! You need to give it some attention from time to time to make sure you’re getting the most out of it. Even if it isn’t broken, your boiler could be running beneath its maximum efficiency, which wastes your money!
You can contact Hot Point Heating & Air Conditioning today for a tune-up of your oil-fired boiler today. The sooner you get it checked and cleared by our experienced HVAC tech, the sooner you’ll have peace of mind and pack the stress away for another year.
Contact Hot Point Heating & Air Conditioning today for a tune-up of your oil-fired boiler today. The sooner you get it checked and cleared by our experienced HVAC tech, the sooner you’ll have peace of mind and pack the stress away for another year.
Condensing Boiler Systems Offer High Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is an important factor to consider when deciding on a boiler heating system for your home or commercial office building. Condensing boilers are a great alternative to regular gas boilers, which often lose a significant amount of energy through the evaporation of carbon dioxide and steam. Conventional single-chamber boilers may provide 55-65% energy efficiency due to much of the energy being lost to exhaust and expelled through the flue.
Condensing boilers, however, work to utilize a second heat exchanger to heat the cold water returning from the radiators through the building’s pipework. Thanks to the condensing boiler’s heat exchanger, less energy fuel is need to raise the temperature of the water, thus making it more energy-efficient.
Boiler installation and repair professionals at Hot Point Heating & Air Conditioning help you perform maintenance on your condensing boiler. If your condensing boiler shuts down and you're stuck with no heat on a freezing Wisconsin night, Hot Point provides 24 hour emergency service to get your boiler heating system up and running.
To learn more about your condensing boiler or find out how to fix your condensing boiler issues, you can read our article about how a condensing boiler works here.
Pros and Cons of Boiler Heating Systems
Boilers work by heating water, not air. The water is then circulated through copper or PEX tubing throughout the whole house, often connected to radiators. The tubing can even be installed in the floor to keep your feet warm during those cold Wisconsin winter mornings. The heat radiates throughout your home, ensuring a consistently comfortable temperature.
Although boilers present several advantages for efficient heating in the winter, they can present problems you won’t get with a gas or electric furnace. Both furnaces and boilers have their own strengths and weaknesses. Before you decide on which to install or considering a change, you need to know pros and cons of installing a boiler in your home.
What Are the Benefits of Boiler Heating Systems?
While forced air furnaces do a great job heating your home all winter long, there are significant advantages to choosing a boiler system instead.
Unlike a furnace, a boiler doesn’t make any noise when it runs properly. While new furnaces have drastically cut down on fan noise, a boiler always guarantees silence.
In addition to quiet operation, boilers are better for indoor air quality. Since boilers don’t blow air, this means dust and other allergens which are normally blown around and released into the air by a forced air furnace will be significantly reduced. You will save money on duct cleaning while enjoying cleaner air. Many people also prefer the warmth provided by boiler heating systems over forced air furnaces.
Overall, a boiler is an efficient way to keep your home warm all winter long. Check out our boiler vs. furnace comparison guide for more specifics on how boilers stand up against forced air furnaces.
Are There Any Problems Associated with Boiler Heating Systems?
The biggest deterrent many Waukesha homeowners face with boilers is the cost. Boilers are generally much more expensive to install than a furnace and they do not provide a way of cooling your home during the summer months. An entirely new system must be installed for cool air circulation.
If a boiler ever begins to malfunction, repair costs add up quickly. Indications of trouble may be a gurgling or bubbling noise in the pipes, the boiler stops producing heat or begins to leak. Since there are more parts in a boiler than a furnace, it can be time consuming and costly to repair. Some of the more common boiler problems include:
- Loss of pressure
- Dripping and leaking
- Radiator does not get hot
- Pilot light keeps going out
- Freezing pipes
Be sure to perform regular boiler system maintenance to ensure you don't find yourself in an emergency situation, stuck in a freezing cold house in the middle of a frigid Wisconsin winter.
No matter which type of heating system you have in your home, Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning’s team of Waukesha HVAC technicians are available to repair your heating system.
Superior Waukesha HVAC Boiler Repair Services
Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning provides the best HVAC maintenance services throughout Southeast Wisconsin. We use industry leading technology to diagnose and repair heating and cooling systems in Oconomowoc, Delafield, Hartland and the rest of Waukesha County. Not only do we repair boilers for fair, flat rates, all of our repairs are covered by our maintenance guarantee.
Avoid emergency repairs by performing regular preventive maintenance. Consistently checking the integrity of your heating system not only decreases repair costs, but also helps lower your heating bills.
If you wake up in the middle of the night cold and shivering because your heating system stopped working, our experienced HVAC technicians are available for emergency help. Our phones are always answered by a live technician 24/7. Your family will never be left in the cold with Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning.