A fully functioning boiler is an important part of homeownership. Stay cozy all year with a functioning system. Our team of technicians offer exceptional boiler repair services for homes in New Jersey and New York. For over 24 years, Gold Medal has helped residents stay warm during even the coldest of winters. Let our professional heating technicians keep you comfortable. Give our team a call by phone at (732) 638-4317 to receive help with a malfunctioning boiler.
Boilers Vs Furnaces: Differences & Advantages
Both boilers and furnaces are designed to heat your home, but that doesn’t mean they’re interchangeable. While both keep you and your family warm, there are big differences between boilers and furnaces.
- Uses hot water and steam to heat homes
- Runs on electricity, oil, or natural gas
- The water is heated and steam is pumped through radiators to heat the home
- Uses hot air to heat homes
- Runs on electricity, propane, or natural gas
- Air is heated and blown through the ductwork of the home
The Advantages Of Boilers and Furnaces
The type of heating system that is right for your home depends on a number of factors. Boilers and furnaces have many differences, and we’re here to help you compare the benefits of each type of system.
Boiler Pros and Cons
- More comfortable heat
- Less noisy
- Overall better air quality
- No ductwork
- Little to no maintenance is required
- More expensive to install
- Leaks can cause extensive damage
Furnace Pros and Cons
- Typically cost less
- Take less time to install
- Less chance of freezing during a power outage
- Spread dust or other allergens
- Potential valve leaks in natural gas furnaces
- Need to constantly change the air filter
5 Signs Your Boiler Needs Repairs
Keeping an eye on your boiler and knowing when it needs to be repaired can help save you money. Our team provides reliable boiler repair services in areas such as Newark, Haverstraw, Jersey City, Nyack, Paterson, and Trenton. Give our technicians a call at (732) 638-4317 to receive support with a defective boiler. To help you diagnose issues with your system, we have created a list of common signs it’s time to hire a professional to fix your boiler.
1. Leaking Water
If water is leaking or there are puddles near the boiler, it’s time to call a technician. Leaks can cause damage to the home and also cause mold to grow. Leaks indicate that the boiler is using more energy than it’s supposed to. There is also an increased risk of the boiler bursting.
2. Strange Smells
Gas leaks pose a health hazard to you and your family. A metallic or an egg-like smell near the boiler could be a gas leak. You should have a technician come out to inspect or repair your boiler to eliminate the issue.
3. Not Enough Heat
When it’s chilly outside, it can be frustrating that your boiler is not producing enough heat. This could be an issue with the heat delivery from either short-circuiting of the thermostat or a buildup in the tank. If you have tried adjusting the settings on the thermostat and it’s still not producing enough heat, call a trusted technician.
4. Heating Delays
When the boiler is turned on, it should heat up quickly. If it’s taking an extensive amount of time to heat there could be a circulation problem. A technician will be able to accurately diagnose the problem and provide a solution.
5. Turning On and Off
A boiler that turns on and off without warning is not functioning correctly. The problem could be with the power supply. Getting the problem properly inspected by a licensed technician can help solve the problem.
Boiler Repair & Maintenance Services
If you’re experiencing one of the signs above, your boiler needs repair. Trust the heating professionals at Gold Medal Service to provide honest and reliable service. We offer fast and dependable boiler repair services in areas such as Edison, Pomona, Jersey City, Haverstraw, Newark, Paterson, and Lakewood. Get back to living life comfortably with Gold Medal Services. Schedule your appointment online or call 732-638-4317 for service.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.
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