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We Provide Installation, Maintenance and Repairs for Residential Boilers.

Boiler Repair, Installation and Maintenance

Boilers can increase the energy efficiency in your home and often they have a longer lifespan vs a Water Heater.

Speak to one of our experts to see which option is best for you and your home.

What are the benefits of a residential boiler?

  • It replaces your furnace and water heater, which can save space in your mechanical room.
  • It’s more energy efficient than a water heater. And you’re no longer powering two separate appliances.
  • It has a significantly longer life expectancy than a water heater.
  • Radiant heating provides consistently even heat throughout the home.
  • It creates an uninterrupted supply of hot water.

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For evening, weekend or holiday service, please call (403) 338-1172.

We can help you with your boiler needs.

IS A RESIDENTIAL BOILER THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR MY HOME?

Hot water tank regulations are changing to require increasingly more energy efficient models in your home. While this is great for the environment, it can be not-so-great for your wallet. Fortunately, boilers can be an economical solution when compared to the cost of high efficiency water heaters.

For example, if you have a furnace and a water heater, you’re constantly powering two appliances. And to keep a supply of hot water ready, water heaters need to run all the time. As a result, they’re less efficient than a boiler.

Most boiler models also come with a lifetime warranty. Because it heats water indirectly, boilers don’t suffer from degradation over time. In comparison, due to hard water conditions in Calgary, hot water tanks experience interior corrosion. To extend the life of a hot water tank, specialized anode rods need to be replaced every 3 to 5 years. Even then, most hot water tanks only last 10 years.

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We can help you with your boiler needs.

IS A RESIDENTIAL BOILER THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR MY HOME?

Most of us who live in single family homes are very accustomed to the mechanical room containing a furnace and a water heater. A boiler is something you find in the basement of an apartment or commercial building, right?

A boiler takes the place of the furnace and the water heater, and heats water for both centralized heating and hot water use in the home. People usually think of them more for large complexes or in commercial contexts, but with hot water tank regulations changing in the next few years, we’re going to see residential boilers becoming a more popular option. Here’s why.

Efficiency

A boiler is the most efficient option by far, when compared to water heaters. While a water heater is busy heating water all the time, even when you’re not using it, a boiler has a 75% turn-down ratio, meaning that a 150,000 BTU unit can modulate as low as 15,000 BTU.

Certain models come with a lifetime warranty whereas a water heater’s life expectancy is generally about ten years. This is thanks to the fact that a boiler heats water indirectly, meaning the unit doesn’t corrode within, as compared to a water heater, which will corrode as the anodes deteriorate and the interior wall is compromised.

Add to that the fact that you’re now using only one gas appliance for heating water rather than two, and it’s clear how boilers can use so much less energy than furnaces to heat your home.

Function and Comfort

Hot water heating is inherently more comfortable than forced air heating. Though forced air is great for cooling systems, giving the effect of a cool breeze, hot water heat supplies even, radiant heat throughout the home. Radiant heating also offers the bonus possibilities of luxuries like a heated garage floor or driveway.

When it comes to washing and bathing, boilers offer more BTU output and provide far more hot water for daily use. An even and continuous supply of hot water means no cold showers, even if you have a few teenagers in the house!

Upcoming Market Changes

Residential boilers are the way forward. In the next couple of years, regulatory changes will require that new hot water tank installations move from mid-efficiency, atmospheric models to high-efficiency models with the same venting as a furnace. These models are much more expensive to install and the jump in cost from one of these to a boiler will be easy to justify. For people building a new home or installing a new water heater, this smaller price difference combined with the lifetime warranty on the boiler will mean that we’ll see a huge rise in the popularity of residential boilers within the next few years.

If you’d like to find out more about whether a boiler is the right choice in your home, give us a call. We can tell you everything you need to know to make the right choice!

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Don’t hesitate to call us if you have a different brand of boiler. We have several plumbers who specialize in boiler installation and service.

Regular Maintenance will save you money

Maintenance Requirements for Your Boiler

Like your furnace, boilers should be looked at by a professional for annual maintenance. There are also a few things you can do to ensure everything stays in healthy, working order.

Once temperatures start to fall below 10 degrees Celsius, turn up your thermostat to test if your house is being thoroughly heated. If not, it’s time to give your local heating specialist a call. The good news is that catching the problem early will save you from cold, sleepless nights later!

Lastly, you can regularly check the axiom tank, or glycol feeder. Top it up with fluid glycol, as needed.

Read our article about how you can maintain your boiler.

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Residential Boiler FAQ

A residential boiler can be a primary heating source for a building, it heats water that can be provided to devices such as  radiators, fan coils and radiant in floor heating.

The boiler is a crucial element of a home, and homes usually have one or more boilers. The boiler provides heat for the hot water supply and central heating system. 

The cost of installing a new home boiler can vary depending on what type of boiler is chosen, the size and features and any additional features such as eco-friendly design or remote monitoring.

A boiler is a necessary appliance in your home which provides heat for your property. It’s important to have the boiler serviced every year to ensure that it’s running efficiently. It is also important to have the boiler serviced if you notice that it’s not keeping the home warm enough.

If you’re noticing an issue with your boiler, it will be important to have the issue fixed as soon as possible. A technician will be able to determine what is wrong with your boiler and then advise whether a repair will be possible.

The average lifespan of a boiler is 15-25 years, but that is depending on the type of boiler you have, how regular the unit has been serviced and the quality of the initial installation.

Boilers work by heating water and sending it through pipes to various rooms in the house or by sending water to additional heating or hydronic products. ‍—‌the more hot water and the more rooms, the bigger and more expensive your boiler will be… ultimately the size of your home or hydronic systems will determine how large the boiler will need be.

It is important to know this information before making any decisions about buying a new boiler or hydronic system.

Calgary Boiler Reviews

Proudly serving Calgary and the surrounding areas since 1972, we’re Calgary’s boiler specialists with in-depth industry knowledge and top online reviews. If you need our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Daniel B.

Jason M. at Instant Plumbing has been providing service to my boiler along with other plumbing needs for the past 5 years. Over that time, he has successfully maximized the productive life of the boiler.
 
Earlier this year, after performing the annual diagnostic test, it was determined the boiler would finally need to be replaced. Given the scope and cost of the job, I obtained multiple quotes.
 
Not only was Instant Plumbing’s quote competitive, Jason spent considerable time helping me understand the elements and associated costs of the various line items of the quotes. Importantly, Instant Plumbing was able to provide critical elements to the job which other companies could not. After selecting Instant Plumbing to perform the boiler replacement, Jason immediately began preparations including detailed drawings (which he also walked me through). The job took a total of 4 full days.
 
During the entire 4-day period, Jason and Ben were always professional and respectful of my family and home. I am exceptionally pleased with the end result! Although spending considerable money on a boiler replacement is not optimal, I can certainly now see the value in the quality of the components and the craftsmanship. I also have complete comfort that Instant Plumbing will stand behind the work they perform from prior experience.
 
 
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Jack R.

Our boiler stopped working on the Thanksgiving long weekend (ugh). This was our first time calling Instant Plumbing. I can’t say enough good things about this company.

The level of service far exceeded my expectations and the quality of work is the best I have ever seen! Jason was extremely knowledgeable and professional. They stayed late every day to make sure the job was done on time.

The final price was exactly as promised. Yes, it was a costly repair but we have a fair-sized home and the quality of supplies they used was top notch. Once you do the math, you realize that the price is actually very reasonable.

I wish more companies treated their customers as well as Instant Plumbing does.

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DJ.

Jason and David just completed an install of a new boiler system, complete with a new indirect hot water system.

The service was excellent and the quality of workmanship went above what I was expecting. I am glad we went with Instant Plumbing and I highly recommend them. I will be using them for any future heating, plumbing or A/C requirements.