Denver Boiler Repair

Denver Boiler Repair and maintenance

Southwest Heating & Cooling specializes in boiler repair, boiler service and boiler installation.  Southwest Heating & Cooling has been installing safe, efficient, and reliable systems for nearly 40 years.
Denver Boiler RepairBoilers have come a long way since their early days.  In the past coal was burned to heat the water and the steam is converted into energy, whereby heating the home or building.  Poor engineering and poor materials would lead to corrosion and often times, boilers would explode causing serious injury.  It wasn’t until 1919, when the Hartford Loop was invented, which would “equalize” the water and steam through a series of piping.
The invention of the Hartford Loop paved the way for safe, reliable, and efficient boilers.  It is very important to have your boiler maintained on a regular basis.  Regular boiler maintenance will increase the longevity and safety of your boiler.
Energy Star Rated Boilers:  The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) requires all furnaces and boilers to have the AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating on the unit.  This allows for consumers to see the efficiency of their unit.  Boilers can range in efficiency from 56% to 98.5% efficiency.  Older boilers can consume a lot of energy.

Annual Estimated Savings for Every $100 of Fuel Costs by Increasing Your Heating Equipment Efficiency* (Energy.gov, 2012)

New/Upgraded System AFUE

Existing Boiler AFUE

New/Upgraded ADUE
55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 95%
50% $9.09 $16.76 $23.07 $28.57 $33.33 $37.50 $41.24 $44.24 $47.36
55% —- $8.33 $15.38 $21.42 $26.66 $31.20 $35.29 $38.88 $42.10
60% —- —- $7.69 $14.28 $20.00 $25.00 $29.41 $33.33 $37.80
65% —- —- —- $7.14 $13.33 $18.75 $23.52 $27.77 $31.57
70% —- —- —- —- $6.66 $12.50 $17.64 $22.22 $26.32
75% —- —- —- —- —- $6.50 $11.76 $16.66 $21.10
80% —- —- —- —- —- —- $5.88 $11.11 $15.80
85% —- —- —- —- —- —- —- $5.55 $10.50
90% —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- $5.30

*Assuming the same heat output

Boiler Service and Repair:
Your boiler may be malfunctioning if you notice a few key problems:

  1. Loud noises coming from your pipes
  2. No heat
  3. Leaking water
  4. Heat in some rooms and not others (problem with radiant heat circulation)

Southwest Heating and Cooling has specialized service technicians that are up to date on any new boiler training, and know how to service, maintenance, and install a new boiler.  On a boiler service visit Southwest Heating and Cooling’s qualified service technicians will provide the following service to your boiler:

Boiler Service

  • Check boiler safeties
  • Check for water leaks
  • Check boiler temperature
  • Check aquastat operation
  • Co test
  • Check electrical connections
  • Check circulation pump operation
  • Check zone valves operation
  • Check thermostat operation
  • Check for gas leaks
  • Check air bleeders
  • Check start up and shut down operation of the boiler
  • Check boiler water pressure

Overall, the most important factor in a boiler is safety. You want to have your boiler serviced on a regular basis to ensure the safety and operation of your boiler.  If you are looking to update an old boiler unit that you may have it would be an important aspect of your choice of boiler to check the efficiency ratings of the boiler that you chose.  The table above shows you how much you can save in energy bills, based on the efficiency rating of the boiler.

For any of your boiler needs call Southwest Heating & Cooling at 303-791-2679.  We will ensure that we solve any boiler problems that you may have.  New boiler replacement can be done within 24 hours.