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Boiler Service in Hamilton, ON

Winter weather can hit hard in southern Ontario and when the icy winds are coming off Lake Ontario in Hamilton you find out quickly that your heating system needs to be there for you when you need it most. A boiler is tough to beat for reliability and durability, not to mention performance quality and energy efficiency. So it’s no coincidence that Lancaster Heating and Cooling is #1 in boiler service.

  • We specialize in working with boilers.
  • We are locally owned and operated.
  • We have served homes in the area since 1959.

Boiler Knowledge and Experience is Key

The best boilers available to homeowners today may fail to impress if not installed and serviced properly by trained HVAC professionals. You can rest easy knowing our expert technicians have the training and experience to handle boiler installations, replacements, emergency repairs and routine maintenance.

Contact us today for boiler service in Hamilton, ON and the surrounding areas.

Getting the Most from Your Boiler

Whether you have an older home that uses steam radiators or baseboards to distribute heat, or a more modern hydronic heating system, in which water heated by the boiler will travel throughout the home under the floors, warming rooms and individuals from the ground up, it is vital that your boiler is the right size for your home and your needs.

If your boiler is too big for your home, it can heat it up too quickly, causing the system to short cycle. An undersized boiler will struggle to heat your home effectively. We’ll make sure that your boiler is a good fit for your home.

Boiler Installation & Replacement Options

A boiler installation requires the service of a qualified, professional heating technician to ensure that your boiler is operating safely and consumes fuel properly. You risk damaging your home and the equipment itself if you entrust your boiler installation to an unqualified person.

Boilers are highly regarded for their durability. They don’t have as many moving parts as forced air heating systems do, so they tend to have very long lifespans. At some point, though, you are going to have to replace your boiler. If you have an old oil burner that you’d like to replace with a new gas model, or if your boiler is just costing too much to run, just give our repair technicians a call.

Hamilton, ON Boiler Repair & Maintenance Services

Renowned as they are for their incredible reliability—fewer moving parts means fewer operational problems—even boilers will require repair services from time to time. Is your boiler making strange sounds? Is it failing to heat your home as effectively as usual? Whatever the case may be, remember that scheduling a prompt boiler repair is always in your best interest.

To keep your boiler as reliable and effective, not to mention as efficient, as possible invest in routine maintenance. When we tune up your boiler, we not only thoroughly clean it, but also go over the system with a fine-toothed comb, weeding out potential problems and resolving existing issues. With our maintenance service plans, you can avoid costly repairs and heat your home confidently.

Call Us for Boiler Service in Hamilton, ON

Whether you need emergency boiler repair or you are looking to install a new boiler, the heating experts at Lancaster Heating and Cooling are here to help. We will ensure that your heating system is running for maximum efficiency. Give us a call at 905 388 3333 today to schedule boiler service in Hamilton, ON and the surrounding areas.

Boiler FAQs

Does a boiler need water? 

The most common heating medium for a boiler is water. However, with full cast iron constructed systems and newer closed systems, antifreeze coolant can be used instead of water. Of course, the actual coolant used in your boiler will depend on the manufacturer’s recommendations and the current condition of your boiler. Your technician can help you determine if this is a necessary step to take and if your boiler can handle the added pressure of antifreeze in the system. 

How hot does a boiler get? 

While it’s called a “boiler”, your heating system doesn’t heat the water to boiling temperature. The average supply temperature for a baseboard or radiatorbased heating system is around 180°F. In some cases, however, you can safely lower the supply temperature to save money on heating costs. You should discuss the implications of changing the temperature of your boiler with your technician. 

Can I convert the fuel type for my boiler? 

This is a very common question and most of the time the answer is no. There are a select few brands that are capable of conversion between gas and oil heat if necessary, however, the general cost of these systems is significantly higher than for most other boilers – therefore making them unattractive as a realistic replacement for your current system. 

The reason you cannot switch is due to the necessities of each fuel source. Gas is a volatile fuel and requires careful controls for safe operation. Additionally, gas is a vapour and oil is a liquid – that means they each burn in different ways. Avoid any systems or suggestions that claim you can convert your current boiler to another fuel source. Such modifications are not considered safe and are never approved by the manufacturers. 

Should I worry about CO? 

Carbon monoxide is a clear, odourless gas that results in hundreds of deaths each year, often due to a lack of safety precautions. It is produced by the burning of fuel in your boiler; therefore, you need to monitor constantly to make sure the exhaust stays in the exhaust pipes. A small leak can release enough CO to potentially harm you and your family. 

To make sure you are safe, you should have a carbon monoxide detector installed on each floor of your home. You should also check the batteries monthly to ensure your system is working. 

How big does my boiler need to be? 

There are many factors to consider when sizing a boiler for your home, but mostly it depends on the total number of square feet you need to heat and the quality of your home’s insulation. A qualified HVAC technician needs to perform a heat load calculation. This involves calculating the effect of your insulation, square footage, windows, distribution system and other factors on your overall heating needs. The age, output and efficiency of your current boiler may also be considered. 

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