Boiler Service

Providing Boiler Repair and Replacement Services in Becker Since 1995

Providing Boiler Repair and Replacement Services in Becker Since 1995

With a functioning boiler, it’s easy staying warm in Minnesota’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 29 years of experience maintaining hydronic heating systems, Wilson HVAC Company has established itself as a trusted HVAC company in the Becker 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 763.261.5196 to learn more about boiler service in Monticello and Maple Grove.

How Do Boilers Work?

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

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 Maple Grove 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: Minnesota 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 Becker 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 Becker 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 Becker, expertise and experience should be at the top of your list of wants and needs. 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 any rebates in Minnesota for efficiency when you install a new boiler. Rest easy in knowing that at Wilson HVAC Company, we are always happy to help.

Our Full Selection of Boiler Services

Our Full Selection of Boiler Services

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 Becker trust us with their boiler repairs.

Get Heat Back

Boiler Installation

One of the 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 maintenance plans.

Keep It Running

Call Wilson HVAC Company for Professional Boiler Service in Maple Grove and Becker

Call Wilson HVAC Company for Professional Boiler Service in Maple Grove and Becker

Wilson HVAC Company sets ourselves apart from other HVAC companies in Becker, Monticello, Big Lake, Clearwater, Maple Grove. 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 (763) 261-5196. 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 Becker home, we're just a phone call away. Wilson HVAC Company aims to provide an excellent experience at every job. Reach out to us today at 763.261.5196 to schedule service.

Boiler FAQs

Boiler FAQs

How Often Does My Boiler Need Service?

We recommend having your boiler serviced on a yearly basis. This will ensure it operates at maximum efficiency through the cold times and into milder weather. By getting it regularly serviced, you can help yourself to avoid future boiler repairs. You can learn more about the benefits of HVAC maintenance in Becker and Maple Grove by reaching out to us by phone or through our website.

Though not possible in the past, newer “combi” boilers allow you to use the water in your boiler for bathing and cooking as well. This eliminates the need for a separate water heater, saving you space and boosting home efficiency.

If your boiler is leaking, don’t panic. You can limit the damage by taking the following steps:

  1. Turn off the boiler’s power and shut the main water valve to prevent further damage
  2. Mop or lay down towels to soak up the water
  3. Try to find the source of the leak. Typically, it comes from the boiler tank, discharge tube, or drain valve
  4. Call Wilson HVAC to schedule a boiler technician for repair

This depends on numerous factors. Very old boilers are typically very loud. While those made in the last 15 to 20 years, tend to be quieter than even the newest ones. This is because internal components in new systems, used to enhance efficiency, produce low levels of noise during use. Even if this additional sound is annoying, your new system’s lower operation cost will more than make up for it.

While radiators can be used to cool homes, boilers cannot provide the cold water necessary to do so. Using a water chiller to produce a cooling effect can lead to humidity, corrosion, and condensation issues. For people with boilers looking for a way to beat Becker’s summer heat, ductless AC is often the best option.

Our radiant heating experts service all brands of residential boilers including Lennox, Bosch, Buderus, Peerless, Westinghouse, and Triangle Tube.

Hydronic Boiler Systems

The Boiler is the Heating Device that heats the water which is the source of heat to heat your home.

There are 3 main fuel sources which are commonly used. They are:

  • Gas (natural city gas or propane)
  • Fuel Oil
  • Electric

Outdoor Wood Boilers are another alternative to gas or electric. There are many variations in style, size, capacity or floor or wall mounted design, various efficiencies, open burning or sealed combustion, etc. . .

Exhaust Venting of boiler systems

The exhaust venting applies to gas and fuel oil boilers. The boiler is designed to direct the burned fuel out of your home through a pipe venting system called aflue. Some boilers are designed for a gravity vented piping design and have a metal style pipe flue which exits through the roof of your home. Other styles may have a powered fan which pushes the burned combustion gases out and is usually vented out a sidewall of the home.
NOTE: Not all boilers are designed to be sidewall vented.

Expansion Tanks

This is a device that is piped into the water piping system. The reason for an expansion tank is to hold a cushion of air at all times. As water is heated it expands and takes up more room. Without an expansion tank in the system the pressure would increase and rise to unsafe levels in the piping. Two types of expansion tanks are open tank and bladder style tank. The open tank was used more in the past and is placed usually at a high point in the piping and located above the boiler. Through a series of special valves and design considerations, an air column of approx. 1/3 of a tank of air is kept in this expansion tank. NOTE: It is important to realize that there is no physical seperation from the water & air in the open tank style and only gravity works with it. The bladder style tank is along the same concept except a rubber balloon is installed into a tank with an external access to add air into the bladder as needed.