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Boiler Services in Rhode Island

Repairs, Maintenance & More from DiRocco Plumbing & Heating Services

Boilers are popular heating systems for larger buildings and even a number of older homes throughout the New England area. These types of heating equipment work on a simple principle: water is capable of carrying a lot of heat, which makes it an ideal medium for even dispersion throughout your home. If you have a boiler in your home that needs serviced, whether it’s a simple repair or a total replacement, the Rhode Island boiler services team from DiRocco Plumbing & Heating Services can get it done and get your system back to keeping you warm again.

At DiRocco Plumbing & Heating Services, your home is our priority, and we go to great lengths to make sure we provide it with the care and attention we’d show our very own. We service all different makes and models of boiler equipment, and we always use premium materials and modern tools which make sure to deliver a quality fix that keeps your system working as it’s supposed to. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal, and we go to great lengths in order to achieve it, including offering customer service you won’t find anywhere else.

When your boiler needs repaired, choose the team at DiRocco Plumbing & Heating Services and make sure it’s done right! Call us at (401) 213-0771 today to schedule an appointment.

Fixing All Your Boiler Problems

Here at DiRocco Plumbing & Heating Services, our highly-trained team of Rhode Island boiler repair experts know these systems inside and out, and can quickly diagnose just about any issue you may have. Whether it’s a simple and common problem that impacts most boilers or a more serious issue that requires a more extensive repair, our experience enables us to handle the issue with confidence. There’s no substitute for quality, and quality is what we deliver with every service call we make.

Our team can handle any issue, including:

  • Leaks or dripping
  • Failing pilot light
  • Lack of heat or hot water
  • Pressure loss
  • Thermostat issues
  • Kettling (rumbling sounds due to water deposits in your heat exchanger)
  • Uneven heating
  • Short cycling

Your boiler is a complex appliance with a number of different important parts which make it work properly. That’s why there’s no substitute for professional services when it comes to repairs of all shapes and sizes. If you want to keep your boiler working properly and stay warm all winter long, make sure you’re trusting your home to our team who pride themselves on excellence.

Furnaces vs. Boilers

The question of furnace vs. boiler is a hotly contested one (pun intended). Both types of heating equipment have their advantages and disadvantages, and that often leads to confusion as to which type of heating equipment is the better choice for your home. Choosing the right one is not only an important factor in your quality of life, but also one for your budget. So to help you make a better-educated decision, here are some helpful tips about both types of heating.

Furnaces

Furnaces work by burning a fuel source, usually either natural gas or oil, to create heat through combustion. This heat is then transferred to air through a heat exchanger, and the heated air is then pumped throughout your home using your blower fan. This type of heating has been around for decades, and we’ve been using the idea of a flame to provide heat for our homes for almost as long as humanity has existed. You might even say that this is the oldest and most reliable type of heating we have.

Furnaces have a number of advantages. For starters, they’re generally fairly inexpensive, require very little maintenance, and can run pretty reliably without a lot of intervention so long as your fuel source doesn’t run dry. Gas-powered furnaces have the added benefit of hooking to a public utility, which means they can potentially generate heat endlessly. However, they have their drawbacks too. For example, a forced air system is always prone to leaks and heat loss, which means some rooms in your home may be warmer or cooler than others. Also the warm air they produce tends to rise straight up to the ceiling, especially from registers located high up on walls.

Boilers

Boilers use water’s ability to collect, carry, and transfer heat in order to warm your home. Boilers function by heating water to the point where it boils (hence the name), and then pump it throughout your home. As the water travels through the pipes in your walls or through heat sources like radiators, the heat is transferred into the air, keeping your home warm.

Boiler systems immediately face a few added challenges compared to furnaces. For one, boilers are considerably more complex, and installing one in a home that isn’t already equipped with a boiler can be a costly endeavor. Likewise, the fact that they involve a network of pipes carrying water or even steam that’s under high pressure does carry some added risk—even a pinhole leak could cause serious damage to your home or burn injuries to anyone who may come in contact with the extremely hot water.

However, they have their benefits too. Boilers are significantly more efficient than furnaces, often using only a tiny portion of the energy to keep your home warm. Because water is able to contain and transfer such an incredibly high amount of heat, boilers don’t have to cycle nearly as often as furnaces do, which means better heating without the hassle of constantly running a furnace. Also, boiler systems can be effectively run through many different places in your home. Radiators are often positioned on ground level near the floor, which means more even heating in any room from top to bottom. Plus some boilers have heating grids installed in floors, which gives you added warmth and heat from your feet all the way up.

Contact DiRocco Plumbing & Heating Services for all your boiler service needs today.

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