Boiler Installation by Iceberg Heating & Cooling
Iceberg Heating & Cooling in Monroe, Michigan has provided residential boiler installation, repair, and maintenance services since 1998. Making a decision on which boiler is right for your home can seem like a tedious process. That’s why Iceberg Heating & Cooling has 24/7 services, so you can call our expert boiler technicians day or night with your questions.
Some topics to discuss with our Comfort Specialists include:
- The correct size for your boiler
- A comparison of boiler efficiency levels
- Deciding the most economical fuel source
- Whether you need a boiler for heat or heat and hot water
- Possible tax rebates and incentives for new boiler installation
- Evaluating the total cost of your boiler unit
Iceberg specialists know that the best option for your home is a combination of energy efficiency, installation cost, and fuel cost. We will take time to discuss boiler maintenance plans, boiler repair, and ways to improve efficiency.
Is it time to replace my boiler?
At Iceberg Heating & Cooling, we want your home heating to be at its absolute best service condition. Knowing whether to invest in boiler repair or a boiler replacement can be difficult.
You should consider replacing your boiler if:
- There is no electronic ignition – A boiler with a pilot light was most likely installed prior to 1992 and has efficiency less than 65%. All newer systems have an 80% or more efficiency level.
- There are no vent dampers.
- There is no induced draft fan.
- The boiler is 10-20 years old.
- You are experiencing home heating discomfort.
- Your utility bills are unexpectedly high.
Replacing a 60% efficient boiler with a new boiler can save you one-third in heating costs. Most importantly, replacing your boiler in Monroe can prevent a breakdown in the middle of a Michigan winter.
Boiler Installation Process
Before the installation process can begin, be sure you understand all of the steps involved, as well as the options available for new boilers. New technology and materials help ensure that your new system will provide comfort, efficiency, and plenty of cost savings for years to come. Take the time to consult with professionals and make sure you’re getting what is right for your home.
If you’re replacing your old boiler system with a new one, then the cost of installation might increase. That’s because you might have to install a chimney liner. These liners for gas models are cheaper than those for oil models, so make sure to figure that into the cost of your replacement budget. If you have questions about the Boiler installation process, call the professionals at Iceberg Heating & Cooling.
How much does the boiler and installation cost?
The typical residential boiler has a life expectancy of about 15 years. So if it’s time to replace your boiler, you can expect the cost for replacing a standard gas boiler to be about $4,000. If you go with a high-efficiency model, that will run closer to $7,500. This cost estimate should also come close to covering the cost of the removal and disposal of your old unit, as well as all necessary lines, ducts and wiring needed for the correct installation of your new system.
Please keep in mind that these prices are highly dependent on the brand and model of boiler you choose. There are several styles on the market. High-efficiency models help you save on energy bills in the long run, but they have a higher initial investment. If you have questions about the kind of boiler that’s right for your home, call Iceberg Heating & Cooling to learn more.
How do I know what size boiler I need for my home?
Boiler capacity is measured in BTUs, or British Thermal Units. Every building has a unique BTU requirement based on its geographical location and climate, the number of windows and doors in the home, and the quality and amount of insulation in the walls and ceilings. An easy rule-of-thumb for BTU requirements is to figure that you need about 50 BTU per square foot of interior space in a cold climate — 35 BTU per square foot in a moderate climate, and 20 BTU per square foot in a hot climate.
To discuss boiler installation and boiler replacement, call Iceberg Heating & Cooling to speak with a knowledgeable home heating technician or contact us via our online form.