While not commonly found in newer homes, boilers and radiators are used to heat many older homes in the Maryland and Washington, DC area. Steam heat systems are among the most reliable heating systems on the market and work especially well in apartments, multifamily dwellings and older business buildings.
While no longer as popular as furnaces or heat pumps, boiler and radiator systems do offer a number of benefits you won’t find with the more common heating systems. For example, since they have very few moving parts, boiler and radiator systems are extremely durable and reliable – if kept well maintained, they can last for decades! Boilers also provide clean, dust-free heating, perfect for anyone in your family who is allergic to dust. Finally, boiler systems require no ducts, meaning they require no complex remodeling.
If you heat your home with a boiler system, the most important thing you can do for it is make sure you have it inspected annually – especially as it starts to get old. Steam heating systems can be the most durable and reliable heating systems around, but only if you have them regularly maintained. Some steps of steam heating system maintenance you can perform on your own – you can, for instance, check the safety valve, the pressure level gauge and the water level gauge by yourself. For safety reasons, other steps of steam heating system maintenance should be left to the pros. These steps include checking the controls and gauges as well as inspecting and adjusting the burner.
James A. Wheat & Sons, Inc. is a family owned and locally operated business that has been providing boiler installation to customers in Montgomery County, Maryland and NW Washington, DC since 1978. For two generations, our plumbing company has been striving to provide plumbing, heating and air conditioning services that exceed your expectations.
Customer service, professionally trained plumbing and HVAC technicians, and hard work are the reasons our customers continue to use our company for all of their faucet installation and boiler installation needs. Whether you have a faucet emergency or want to schedule a routine check-up for your HVAC system, our team of trained technicians is here to help – day or night. Customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC have come to rely on James A. Wheat & Sons for all their plumbing, heating and air conditioning needs because as a local, full-service plumbing and HVAC company, we can handle any and all of your problems in a time-sensitive fashion and at an affordable rate.