While not too many homes still use boilers, some definitely do. And if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – or in this case, change them out. After all, having a home designed to operate with a boiler is much different than having a furnace. Sure, you can add heating with a heat pump, but overhauling your home can get expensive, fast by switching to a furnace. So let’s take a closer look at why boilers break so you know what’s serious and what can be avoided with a little maintenance.

Common Reasons Why Boilers Break

Better understanding your home’s heating system helps you plan for the future. From service calls to replacement options, a little knowledge goes a long way. Here are the common reasons why boilers break:

  • Mechanical failure (thermostat, internal mechanisms, etc.)
  • Air getting into pipes
  • Low water pressure
  • Water freezing (only when temperatures plummet drastically and the boiler is not being used is this an issue)

To combat water freezing throughout the system, you don’t need to do much. This is only a hazard if you’re planning to go on vacation during those winter months and leave your system unused. Having someone check on your home and keep heat flowing is a quick way to prevent this from ever becoming a serious issue.

Sadly, all the cases above require an expert to correct. Unless you have experience with boilers specifically, you should never attempt to tackle these problems alone. Venturing into the inner workings of a complex system like a boiler could be dangerous and only make things worse. Trust a professional with plenty of years under their belt who can diagnose the issues and make recommendations on how to proceed.

Dr. Ductless Can Help You Diagnose The Reasons Why Boilers Break

When you need help fast, call 416.477.7251. We’re available 24/7 in the event of emergencies and can dispatch a trained technician within hours of your call to assess the situation. Our team has been answering the call for more than 30 years now in Toronto and the GTA. Rest assured, we’re here to help. Give us a call if you ever need anything or are thinking about what you should do about your aging boiler.

Having two systems in your home to handle the heating and cooling is common practice in Toronto and the GTA. Whether it’s a furnace and central air conditioner or ductless air conditioning with a boiler, there are all kinds of ways to mix and match complex HVAC systems to suit your needs. There are even combi boilers that manage your home’s hot water and heating. The trick is finding the right balance based on your home’s design and your needs.

Is Your Home Designed To Pair Ductless Air Conditioning With A Boiler?

Knowing what to look for in terms of compatibility is important. Luckily, ductless air conditioners are known for their versatility in where they can be installed. Ask yourself:

  • Where are the warmest spots in my home?
  • Do I have more than one level in my home?
  • What am I currently using to cool my home?

These questions help to better determine where a ductless unit would be best placed. If you have an upstairs with a stuffy back bedroom as well as a warm living room on the main floor, you might need more than one interior unit to manage those hot summer days. You see, ductless air conditioning is best used for spot heating and cooling, which means it’s a concentrated way of controlling the temperature in a given area. If your home has multiple hot zones that aren’t close together, it might make sense to add another interior unit to help address the issue.

If you have an air conditioner in place, ductless can still be an option. It’s just important to know what you currently have in place before potentially doubling up in the wrong area of your home. Ductless can either be a support system to what you have in place or be strategically installed as your main source of air conditioning. It’s always best to consult with a pro. They should be able to take the time to assess your home and go over which options make sense based on these factors.

Ductless Air Conditioning With A Boiler Is Our Specialty

Give us a call at 416.477.7251. Our team of dedicated professionals has been serving Toronto and the GTA for more than 30 years. When it comes to installing ductless air conditioning with a boiler, furnace, or combi boiler, Dr. Ductless is second to none. We’d love to help.

Toronto is filled with lots of old homes that are approaching or beyond 100 years old. That means that not all of them are equipped with ductwork and furnaces to keep warm during the winter months. While we hope you don’t have electric heating many of you likely have boilers and radiators, which means it’s that time of year to take care of spring boiler service.

Spring Boiler Service In Toronto

Listen, we get it. You just got through the winter holidays and Valentine’s day and likely a few birthdays in between and spending money on boiler service isn’t near the top of your list.

Consider this, ensuring that your boiler is in tip-top condition when the fall and winter arrive means you won’t have to deal with maintenance then. On top of that, regular boiler service means that your boiler will be operating as efficiently and reliably as possible. Over time you’ll actually save money too because your boiler will be using less energy to heat your home. Efficiency is very important in that regard.

In addition, to being efficient and saving you money it’s important to ensure your boiler is always ready to provide heat for you and your family. the last thing you want is for your boiler to break down when you need it most, and believe us that’s exactly when it always happens.

A reliable boiler will also save you money as it will run well for long periods and in all likelihood, you will never experience any major breakdowns because small issues will be constantly addressed as they come up and well before they have a chance to turn into big problems.

Contact Dr. Ductless Today

If you live in Toronto or the GTA and are looking for professional and reliable boiler service then contact Dr. Ductless today. We have over 35 years of experience taking care of boilers in the homes of Torontonians. For more information or to book an appointment contact us at 1.866.482.2767 (1.866.HVAC.SOS) or  info@drductless.ca