Best Boilers in Louisville

Boiler Repair, Maintenance, and Replacement for Louisville Area Homes

Boilers and furnaces are the two most popular options for heating in Louisville homes. Furnaces heat air and circulate it through ductwork, while boilers heat water and use either hot water or steam for space heat. Steam boilers send steam through the home’s piping to be dispersed by radiators installed in different rooms. Water boilers send hot water through piping or a coil to provide heat. Boilers use a fuel type to operate, with options including oil fired, natural gas fired, electricity, and wood, though natural gas and oil are most common in Louisville homes.

Over time, these heating units wear out and lose efficiency, making them more costly to operate and more frequently prone to repair needs. Boiler replacement provides a more energy efficient heating option for the home with reliable performance. New boilers are available with high AFUE ratings, including ENERGY STAR models. This upgrade can help a Louisville household save significantly on annual heating costs.

When you need boiler service, turn to Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We are Louisville’s trusted boiler expert providing boiler replacement, boiler repair, and boiler maintenance services.

Contact us today to schedule a service appointment or to request an estimate for boiler replacement in your Louisville home.

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Boiler Heating Services for Louisville Homeowners

Many types of boiler heating systems exist in Louisville homes, such as:

  • Steam boilers
  • Combi boilers
  • Hot water boilers
  • Oil fired boilers
  • Gas fired natural gas boilers
  • Cast iron boilers

Because they work so heavily throughout the winter months, it’s important they be serviced each year. Boiler maintenance helps improve performance while assuring system safety. The NATE-certified boiler technicians of Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling perform maintenance and repair services for all types of residential boilers. Trust our team to keep your boiler in excellent shape, season after season.

Boiler Maintenance by Jarboe’s

Annual maintenance is imperative for Louisville homeowners who use boiler heating systems. This service should be performed by a licensed boiler technician. Routine maintenance helps ensure the boiler is safe and working at its best. With regular service, boilers operate more efficiently and result in lower fuel type costs while delivering better comfort and a longer service life for users.

During a maintenance visit, the technician addresses the following areas of your boiler heating system:

  • Cleaning of boiler
  • Cleaning of burners
  • Cleaning of electrical connections
  • Checking condition of electrical connections
  • Checking operation of the system
  • Measuring gas pressure and flow
  • Adjusting burners as needed
  • Performing flue gas analysis
  • Verifying condition of seals
  • Verifying condition of electrodes
  • Verifying safety device performance
  • Checking condensate trap and pipe
  • Verifying condition of water and gas piping

This yearly care helps boilers continue to perform at their best while minimizing energy waste during heating season. Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a True Comfort Membership plan that covers annual boiler maintenance needs and provides great savings for any other heating and cooling work your home may require.

Residential Boiler Repair in Louisville

Boiler repairs usually aren’t mechanical, like those involved in fixing a furnace. However, performance problems do merit the need for professional diagnostics. Our technicians assess your boiler and inquire as to its recent performance in order to determine which issues the system may be troubled by. Completed diagnostics allow us to recommend a course of action that will restore efficient performance of your boiler heating system.

Boiler issues indicating repair needs include:

  • Weak pilot light flame
  • Clangs and bangs during operation
  • Poor water flow control
  • High natural gas bills

When Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling performs boiler repairs, we also conduct a safety inspection for the system. All findings are presented as well as service options to correct these issues and improve boiler system performance. Repairs may include:

  • Crack and leak welding
  • External pipe replacement or repair
  • Boiler tube replacement or repair
  • Refractory repairs
  • Custom sheet metal ductwork

If repairs are no longer practical, our team will help you find a new boiler to replace your existing unit. We offer a selection of high efficiency boilers available for quick installation. Whether it’s repairs or replacement needed, Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will restore boiler heat to your home fast.

Replacing the Boiler in Your Louisville Home

Over the years, boiler units decline in efficiency. They start to consume larger amounts of their fuel type to produce heating, which may or may not be adequate for the home. Stress placed on the system makes it more likely to experience breakdowns that require repairs.

A boiler is typically expected to last 15 to 30 years in a Louisville home. When steam boilers, hot water boilers, or cast iron boilers pass the 20-year mark and start showing signs of trouble, boiler replacement is often recommended.

Signs it is time for a boiler replacement include:

  • Yellow burner flames
  • Increased repair needs
  • Frequent leaks
  • Corrosion and rust on the unit
  • Climbing fuel bills

If you suspect it’s time to replace your boiler, our Comfort Consultants are ready to assist you. A thorough boiler inspection can give you a better idea as to the current system’s condition, so you know if repairs are still a viable option. Some issues are repairable while others pose a danger to your household. Leaking boilers put everyone at risk and should be replaced right away if leaks are not repairable. Our technicians perform a complete system evaluation that is sure to identify any problematic conditions that stand in the way of comfort and safety in your home.

If replacement is the determined solution, let us help you find the right new boiler for your Louisville home. Retrofits of new boiler components are a possibility which improve energy efficient performance while avoiding the expense of a complete boiler replacement. Our team will assess if boiler replacement will correct the issues you experience, or if other boiler system infrastructure requires replacement, such as piping or radiators. Often, these components are in good working order and can remain in service to work with the new boiler unit.

When you upgrade an older boiler to a modern unit, the gain in energy efficiency is substantial. New high efficiency boilers include ENERGY STAR models that reduce fuel consumption and waste to keep heating costs low. With AFUE ratings in the mid-90s, these efficient models and ENERGY STAR rated boilers open the door to great savings along with reliable comfort for your household. We offer options for efficient fuel type, including gas fired natural gas boilers and oil fired boilers.

Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling helps Louisville homeowners safely replace aging steam boilers, cast iron boilers, and hot water boilers. Our NATE-certified technicians perform flawless installation to ensure the safe and reliable performance of your new boiler system. The new system is tested to verify proper installation and safe operation. With a new, high efficiency boiler in place, your Louisville home benefits from years of reliable, cost-effective heating.

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