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Boiler Service

Providing Boiler Repair and Replacement Services in Glenview Since 1940

With a functioning boiler, it’s easy staying warm in Illinois’s winter months. But when your boiler acts up, a few blankets and a pair of slippers might not be enough to ward off the cold. With over 83 years of experience maintaining hydronic heating systems, Effective Air, Inc. has established itself as a trusted HVAC company in the Glenview area. In that time, we’ve developed a true understanding of boiler systems and how to properly maintain, replace, and repair them.

Reach out to us at (847) 729-1820 to learn more about boiler service in Wilmette and Northbrook.

How Do Boilers Work?

It can help to think of boilers as a unique type of water heater. While conventional heating systems disperse heat using air, boilers use hot water and pipes. While this heated liquid flows through your home, it distributes heat through your radiators and other linked devices. Now cooled, the water returns to the boiler’s tank to be reheated and start the cycle over. You may also hear this subset of HVAC systems referred to as water-based or hydronic. In most homes, natural gas is used to power the boiler’s heating elements. A simple step-by-step list of boiler operations is below:

  1. The home’s thermostat tells your boiler it’s time to turn on
  2. Your boiler’s heating element heats water in its tank
  3. After the water reaches a specified temperature or turns into steam, the next stage begins
  4. The boiler pushes the steam or water through your radiators or baseboard radiant elements
  5. The water returns to the boiler to be reheated
  6. The thermostat detects when your home reaches the desired temperature and shuts off the boiler

What to Look for in a Boiler Contractor

Your hydronic heating system represents a substantial investment and is a key part of comfortable living. Hiring a reputable HVAC expert to repair, install, or maintain it is the best thing you can do to protect your money and your home. But there are a lot of boiler experts in Northbrook and the surrounding areas. Which one do you choose? How can you tell which is worth the investment? Here are five things you should look for in a boiler contractor:

  1. Current Insurance and Licensing: Illinois has its own requirements for HVAC contractors, and you need to hire someone who meets them. The easiest sign someone is authorized to work on your boiler in Glenview is a current license number. Check their website to see if it’s provided. If not, call and ask for the number. If they can’t provide it, go elsewhere.
  2. Comprehensive Insurance: What happens if your contractor injures himself or herself while in your home? If they damage your property—by puncturing your boiler’s tank or causing a leak, what steps will they take to correct it? Verify they carry insurance and also have bonded technicians.
  3. Glowing Reviews: Check out their online review profiles. What do former customers say about them? Has anyone you know in Glenview worked with them before? If so, ask if they’d recommend them. Also, look to see how they respond to any negative reviews, since occasional issues or misunderstandings happen with even the best contractors. If not handled professionally, you’d likely be better off going elsewhere.
  4. Experience and Expertise: When it comes to boiler service in Glenview, expertise and experience should be at the top of your list of wants and needed. Ask how many years of experience they require their HVAC technicians to have. Make sure that the company has a proven history of providing customers with expert boiler repair and installation.
  5. Warranties and Guarantees: Sometimes things go wrong with new hydronic systems. Or a repair doesn’t hold. In these circumstances, you want to ensure you have a company who’s got your back. When analyzing your choices, inquire about the guarantees and warranties they hold. At minimum, your satisfaction should be acknowledged.
  6. Special Offers and Rebates: Different companies offer different deals. Visit their website and take a look at their special offers page. Also ask if they help submit you for Illinois’s rebates for efficiency when you install a new boiler. Rest easy in knowing that at Effective Air, Inc., we are always happy to help.

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Boiler Repair

Though boilers break down less often than conventional heating systems, they still need service on occasion. Electrical components come loose. Pilot lights flicker out. Save our number the next time you need to fix a problem with your heating system. You’ll soon learn why so many people in Glenview trust us with their boiler repairs.

Get Heat Back

Boiler Installation

One of the most best ways to keep a house warm while also enjoying cleaner air and superior energy savings is with a boiler. When you move into a new home or are constructing one, consider having a boiler installed with a separate air conditioner instead of a forced–air system. Talk to our professionals to learn about the advantages of a boiler heating system.

Be More Efficient

Boiler Maintenance

You must take regular care of a boiler system in order to enjoy the advantage of its long lifespan. Otherwise, you’re just sentencing it to an early grave. Our HVAC maintenance professionals will come to your house each fall to inspect, clean, and tune–up your boiler. To make this process automatic all you have to do is sign up for one of our excellent maintenance plans.

Keep It Running

Call Effective Air, Inc. for Professional Boiler Service in Northbrook and Glenview

Effective Air, Inc. sets ourselves apart from other HVAC companies in Glenview and surrounding areas. When it comes to providing boiler service, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch service and putting your needs above all else. We’re so confident you’ll want to use us again, that we back everything we do with a satisfaction guarantee. So, if there is ever a problem with how we handled your boiler installation or repair, just reach out to us at (847) 729-1820. We’ll make things right.

The next time you’re in need of hydronic system service, you need a team you can trust. Fortunately, if you call Glenview home, we’re just a phone call away. Effective Air, Inc. aims to provide an excellent experience at every job. Reach out to us today at (847) 729-1820 to schedule service.

Boiler FAQs

How Often Does My Boiler Need Service?

We recommend having your boiler serviced once a year. This will maximize its efficiency and allow us to spot any potential red flags. These yearly boiler tune-ups will reduce your need for future hydronic system repairs in Glenview.

Can My Boiler Heat My Water, too?

Yes, with a modern high-efficiency boiler, you can tackle both your home’s domestic hot water needs and heating requirements, potentially leading to space and gas savings. An add-on to your existing system may need to be installed to accomplish this dual functionality.

What Do I Do if My Boiler Starts Leaking?

If you suspect your boiler may be leaking, do the following:

  1. Determine the source of the leak
  2. Turn off your water to prevent further damage
  3. Call (847) 729-1820 to get the problem fixed

Will a New Boiler be Quieter?

This depends on a number of factors. Extremely old boilers are loud and are best replaced with newer models. But, if your boiler is less than 20 years old, you may notice an increase in noise after replacement. This is because the features that promote modern boiler efficiency cause a slight increase in noise.

Can I Use My Boiler to Cool my Home as Well?

While radiators can sometimes be used to cool a home, a boiler can’t provide the cold water necessary. Though water chillers can be added to your system, this often leads to issues. For that reason, we suggest people in Glenview install a ductless AC system in conjunction with a boiler to get the best of both worlds.

What Brands of Boiler Does Effective Air, Inc. Service?

Our radiant heating experts service all brands of residential boilers including Weil-McLain, Lochinvar, Utica, Buderus, Burnham, Slant/Fin, Peerless, and Triangle Tube in addition to those manufactured by major furnace manufacturers.

To What Temperature Should I Set My Boiler?

The average home sets their hydronic heating system at 180°F (82°C). But, during extreme weather, it can be raised as high as 210°F (99°C). If you use a combination boiler, that temperature range shifts from 140°F to 210°F (60°C to 99°C).

Boiler Installation, Boiler Repair & Boiler Service

Glenview, IL, Evanston, IL, Winnetka, IL, Kenilworth, IL, Skokie, IL & Wilmette, IL And Surrounding Communities.

Specializing in solutions for a healthier home, Effective Air optimizes the performance of your boiler system through expert installation, seasonal maintenance, and repair in the Chicagolands North Shore. Our NATE-certified technicians remain updated with leading edge technology and are equipped with a comprehensive range of energy efficient boilers to handle any challenge. Making safety, comfort, and cost savings our top priority, we answer every job with prompt response, quick turnaround, and superior value from your investment.

Professional Boiler Installations, Repairs & Service

Effective Air caters to your specific requirements, ensuring a perfectly warm home no matter what the weather brings. We offer industry-leading innovations to simplify operation, deliver greater control over your indoor environment, and ensure unmatched system reliability and longevity. Effective Air is a small, family owned business, focused on dedicated customer service and affordable temperature control across Glenview, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Winnetka, Evanston & Highland Park, Skokie, Glencoe, Northbrook, IL.

Some of the many advantages of boiler heating include:

  • Low operating costs – Exceptionally energy efficient, boilers keep monthly utility bills at a minimum.
  • Compact – Boilers accommodate homes with limited installation space, and can be mounted directly to a wall, taking up no floor space whatsoever.
  • Affordable installation – The installation process is much quicker and less intrusive than for furnaces or heat pumps.
  • No ductwork – Boilers avoid the noise, threats to air quality, and energy waste associated with duct systems.
  • Comfort – Water heats faster, stays warm longer, and is a superior medium for transporting thermal energy than air. The heat is infused rather than blown in, avoiding temperature fluctuations, and maintaining more even temperatures.
  • Clean – Because no new air is entering the indoor space, the boiler does not introduce dust and allergens, promoting a cleaner, healthier home.
  • Zoned conditioning – Personalizing temperature in specific zones improves comfort, targets specific requirements, and avoids the energy waste of heating empty rooms.
  • Quiet – There is no noise from air circulating through vents, and virtually silent operation from the boiler.
  • Longevity – With proper, professional maintenance from Effective Air, boiler systems are known for unmatched reliability and service life.

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