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Who services boilers and hydronic heating systems?

Published October 14, 2023
Written by Eric Smith
Who services boilers and hydronic heating systems?

The Best Choice: Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air for Your Boiler Service

When it comes to servicing your hot water boiler system or hydronic heating setup, making the right choice in whom to call is crucial. Our Master Tradesman leads us to the answer for common questions people often have when it comes to boiler services.

Who Services Boilers?

Boilers, especially hot water heating systems or hydronic heating setups, require specialized service providers due to their unique components and operations. When seeking assistance for your boiler, it’s important to rely on experts who possess the necessary knowledge and skills in dealing with these heating systems.

Do Plumbers Service & Install Boilers?

Plumbers traditionally handled boiler installation and maintenance, particularly because of the significant piping and assembly work involved, and many still do depending on the market. However, with the decline in the prevalence of boiler systems, not all plumbers have the experience to service and install hydronic heating systems. The complexity of modern boiler systems has shifted the service landscape.

  • Before you call your plumber for boiler repair, make sure they routinely perform boiler repairs. Many plumbers can work on boilers but making sure they do regularly is important.
  • Make sure your plumber is comfortable with all of the low voltage controls involved in modern boilers, in floor heating systems and other hydronic designs.
  • Servicing and maintaining boilers requires specialized tools such as multimeters, manometers and combustion analyzers that many plumbers do not routinely carry. Ensure your plumber has the proper specialist knowledge and tools to service your boiler.

Do HVAC Companies Service Boilers?

Yes, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) companies are increasingly providing boiler services. Modern, high-efficiency boilers and their sophisticated controls require technical expertise in wiring, troubleshooting, and overall system maintenance, aligning closely with the skills of HVAC technicians. Thus, HVAC companies have become a viable choice for efficient boiler service and repair.

  • Many HVAC companies will work on a boiler, but not all should. Before you assume your typical furnace or air conditioning technician is qualified to work on a hydronic heating system, make sure you check.
  • Boilers are connected to your home’s plumbing system, which in Wisconsin requires a plumbing license in order to make modifications to it. Make sure your HVAC contractor has the proper license if one is required to work on the piping system.
  • Boiler installation requires the skill of someone who understands gas, water and vent piping. Many HVAC companies attempt the installation of a boiler, but based on lack of skill in these key areas end up creating more problems for the homeowner. 

Who to Call for Hydronic Heating Repair?

For hydronic heating repairs and maintenance, it’s crucial to call upon professionals with a blend of plumbing and HVAC expertise and who routinely work on these systems. The complexity of hydronic heating systems necessitates a specialized approach. At Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air, we offer precisely this combination of skills. This, combined with the significant amount of homes in our market with boiler heat, makes us the ideal choice for your hydronic heating repair needs.

Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air: The Ideal Blend of Skills

Boiler service, repair, installation, and maintenance demand a fusion of plumbing and HVAC expertise. Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air has been mastering this blend for generations. Their team comprises professionals who possess not only the skills of a plumber but also the technical proficiency of an HVAC technician. This unique combination positions them as the ideal choice for your hydronic heating system needs.

In conclusion, whether you require boiler installation, repairs, services, or maintenance, entrusting your hydronic heating system to Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air ensures that you benefit from a team with unparalleled expertise. Don’t settle for anything less than the best-choose the boiler gurus to keep your home warm and comfortable.

About The Author: Eric Smith
Eric Smith is a 3rd generation State of Wisconsin Master Plumber, Water Well Pump Installer, Plumbing Contractor, Water Well Contractor, HVAC Contractor and Water Treatment Expert and the owner of Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air.