Reliable, household heat production starts with a high-quality boiler. If you want to increase your boiler’s efficiency and maximize home comfort, schedule a service with the boiler experts at Waychoff’s AC.
What Is a Boiler?
A boiler is an energy-efficient heating device that produces hot water or steam for residential, commercial, and industrial uses. Boilers can be fueled by gas, electricity, or oil.
- Gas: Gas boilers run on either natural or propane gas
- Electricity: Electric boilers are a more environmentally friendly, longer-lasting heating alternative
- Oil: Although oil boilers are pricier than gas boilers, they pay themselves off with a significantly longer lifespan
2 Types of Boilers
There are two main boiler types that Waychoff’s provides services on: hot water boilers and steam boilers. While both types serve the same purpose of heat production, listed below are some characteristics that make them distinct.
Hot Water Boilers
- Produce hot water for daily activities such as showering, washing dishes, and cleaning floors
- Once the hot water cools after reaching the radiators throughout your home, it cycles back through the hot water boiler where it’s reheated
- Require less energy for hot water production than steam boilers do for steam production
- Produce steam that travels through pipes to heat your home
- Boils water to create steam via radiation, convection, and conduction
- Once the steam cools, it travels from the radiators back to the boiler where it’s reheated
- Require more energy for steam production than hot water boilers do for hot water production
Comprehensive Boiler Services
Although Florida is known for its warm climate, you never know when the temperature could drop. Equip your home with a high-quality boiler, so you’re prepared for any heating emergency. Our boiler technicians have the tools and expertise to provide top-notch boiler maintenance, repair, and replacement services for every Florida resident.
Boiler Maintenance Services
A well-maintained boiler can last over 30 years. Our boiler technicians will ensure efficient system operation to keep your boiler in working condition for years to come.
Boiler Repair Services
If your boiler is malfunctioning, our team offers lasting, cost-effective solutions. Whether you need a system repair in the afternoon or the middle of the night, we’ve got you covered with 24/7 boiler services.
Here are 7 signs that your boiler needs repair services:
- Little to no heat or hot water production
- Malfunctioning pilot light
- Radiators won’t heat adequately
- Water leak at the boiler
- Decreased water pressure
- Noisy boiler
- Gas smell
Boiler Replacement Services
Waychoff’s AC provides customers with boilers built to last. We ensure proper sizing, heating capacity, and system efficiency so your new boiler can meet all your household heating needs.
The more wear and tear your boiler undergoes, the sooner it will need to be replaced. While a boiler system replacement is our last resort, sometimes it’s a better investment to install a new boiler than to service your current one.
Call Waychoff’s AC for All Your Boiler Problems
Wondering who to call to fix your boiler problems? Look no further than Waychoff’s Air Conditioning. We offer heating and cooling services in locations throughout Florida, including Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and St. Johns. Whether you need boiler maintenance or a new boiler installed, our experienced boiler technicians have you covered with same-day service and flexible financing options. Find the service you need, and book today.
What Are the Regional and Commercial HVAC Equipment Testing Standards?
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.