Boilers : Installing Boiler Systems in St Louis

Lowering energy consumption costs has become very popular among St Louis area households, who enjoy attaining the best value for their money. That’s why more and more homeowners in St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles Counties are spreading their dollars this winter in the investment of high efficiency heating systems, furnace and boilers. Five answers, provided by Hoffmann Brothers Heating and Air conditioning clarify the basics of the boiler installation.

Are the latest models of boilers so easy to install that anyone can do-it-themselves?
Regardless of the age of a boiler, there are specific safety precautions that a licensed engineer has the expertise to manage. More than standard furnaces and heating systems, boilers are complex and involve either water, steam or gas. It is absolutely best to use a licensed HVAC Contractor who has experience with Boilers.

What is the recommended annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating for an Energy Star qualified boiler?
The minimum AFUE of an Energy Star qualified boilers is 85 percent. According to the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the higher the AFUE, the better it is our ecological system as well as monthly utility bills.

Are all heating system contractors familiar with all types of boiler installations?
No, not just any HVAC Contractor can install, service, repair or maintain a boiler system. Make sure the contractor you hire has a lot of experience in Boilers. Hoffmann Brothers has specific boiler techs who have gone to continuous training on both residential and commercial boilers. Boilers are complex and take a particular technician to handle. Hoffmann Brothers—serving the counties of St. Charles, Jefferson and St. Louis happens to install, repair, and maintain boilers of most manufacturers including Lochinvar, Burnham, Carrier, Bryant, Dunkirk, Alpha, Peerless, Buderus, Ferroli, A.O. Smith Noritz, Rinnai, GE/Rheem and Weil McLain.

What features of a boiler attributes to its efficiency?
The latest boilers are engineered with combustion technology, which extracts additional heat without consuming extra fuel. Newer boiler models have a sealed combustion configuration that utilizes outdoor air to fuel the burner, promoting safety coalesced with energy efficiency.

Another feature to consider when shopping for a high efficiency boiler is an electronic ignition. This ensures two purposes: energy savings and heightens safety—as the pilot light does not constantly burn.

What communities does Hoffmann Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning provide install boilers and repair heating systems?
Hoffmann Brother serves both residential and commercial customers in the following cities and counties of Missouri: Ballwin, Chesterfield, Des Peres, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Wildwood, Ladue, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Clayton, Sunset Hills, Creve Coeur and in Illinois, St. Clair, and Madison County. Please call (314) 664-3011 to schedule a boiler installation or repair.

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