We provide the highest quality boiler services for your home and offer information to help you make informed and educated decisions. Boilers are a complex appliance with a fairly basic purpose, to heat water and distribute it through your home. If you are interested in learning more about boilers, or are considering servicing, replacing, or installing a boiler in your home, read below to find out more about them. Call us at 877-7-CHAVES or 978-562-5309 or contact us online for boiler service.

What is a Boiler?

A boiler is a fuel-burning appliance for containing and heating water.

Are There Different Types of Boilers?

Yes, there are two main types of boilers – a hot water boiler and a steam boiler. Most homes will use a hot water boiler while larger structures will use a steam boiler. If you have an older house you may have a steam boiler in your home.

Boilers are also categorized by the kind of fuel they burn. There are gas burning, oil burning, wood burning, coal burning, electric and dual use boilers.

How Do Boilers Work?

Boilers heat the home through radiators, baseboard heat, or radiant floor heating and can heat water for use in the home. There are multiple boiler applications for commercial use.

What are the Key Components of a Boiler?

The key components in your boiler are a burner, combustion chamber, heat exchanger and controls. The controls regulate ignitions, burner firing rate, fuel supply, air supply, exhaust draft, water temperature, steam pressure and boiler pressure. The water is heated inside the boiler and is pumped through pipes and delivered to the radiators around your home or building.

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Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning provides heating, cooling, indoor air quality, commercial, and HVAC maintenance services to residents in Acton, Bolton, Clinton, Concord, Framingham, Lancaster, Leominster, Shrewsbury, Upton, Worcester, and other surrounding Massachusetts communities. Visit our service area page to learn more about how we can service you and to view the other communities in our core service area. Contact us today at 877-7-CHAVES or schedule service online.

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