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Boilers & Hot Water Heat

Boilers are significant investments that play a crucial role in maintaining a warm and comfortable home, especially during those cold Wisconsin months. As such, it's vital to ensure that they are serviced regularly to guarantee their longevity and optimal performance. 

On average, boilers last between 15 to 30 years. However, this lifespan can vary based on a few key factors. These include the frequency of usage, the maintenance schedule adhered to, and the quality of the boiler unit itself. 

At 1st Choice Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of a well-functioning boiler, which is why we offer top-tier boiler service. Whether your system needs a routine check or more significant repairs, our expert team is ready to provide the professional care your boiler needs.

Remember, regular boiler maintenance not only helps extend the lifespan of your system but also improves its efficiency, keeps energy costs down, and ensures a safe, warm home for you and your family. Trust 1st Choice to keep your boiler running smoothly year-round.

Laars Minitherm Boiler

Cast Iron Boiler

Cast iron boilers have long been a popular choice for homeowners in Wisconsin and for good reasons. Known for their durability and efficiency, these systems provide consistent heat, even during the harshest winters.

A properly maintained cast iron boiler can deliver reliable heating for up to 30 years. This longevity makes it a smart investment, allowing homeowners to enjoy a comfortably warm home season after season.

But it's not just about the warmth - it's also about efficiency. With an impressive efficiency rating of up to 84%, cast iron boilers ensure that a high proportion of the energy they consume is converted into heat. This efficiency can translate into significant savings on your energy bills over the lifetime of the boiler.

Moreover, the robust nature of cast iron boilers makes them exceptionally resilient in the face of the frigid Wisconsin temperatures. These boilers are designed to withstand sub-zero temperatures, keeping your home cozy and warm when it's freezing outside.

In summary, if you're looking for a heating solution that combines durability, efficiency, and performance, a cast iron boiler is an excellent choice. It's an investment in both comfort and savings - a smart move for any homeowner. For more information on cast iron boilers, or if you're interested in installing one in your home, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 1st Choice Heating & Cooling.

Laars High Efficiency Boiler

High Efficient Boilers

Investing in a high-efficiency boiler system can provide numerous long-term benefits, despite the higher initial cost. With efficiency ratings soaring as high as 98%, these advanced systems can drastically reduce energy waste, leading to substantial savings on your heating bills over time.

High-efficiency boilers operate using cutting-edge technology to maximize heat output, placing up to 98% of the heat generated directly into the water used to heat your home. This nearly total utilization of heat energy translates into highly effective home heating with minimal energy waste.

Notably, high-efficiency boilers are also more environmentally friendly because they reduce energy consumption. By using less energy, these systems reduce your home's carbon footprint, making them a more sustainable choice for home heating.

Additionally, these systems utilize PVC piping for venting, a feature that brings its own benefits. PVC is highly resistant to corrosion, increasing the durability and lifespan of your heating system. Plus, its efficient heat transfer properties further boost the efficiency of the system.

In fact, upgrading to a high-efficiency boiler can shave off 15-20% of your home's energy usage, representing significant cost savings over the lifespan of the boiler. 

So, while the upfront cost of a high-efficiency boiler may be higher than traditional systems, the energy savings and long-term performance benefits can make it a worthy investment for any homeowner. To explore more about high-efficiency boilers and how they could benefit your home, reach out to us at 1st Choice Heating & Cooling.

Crown Steam Boiler

Steam Boilers

Understanding steam boiler systems can be a challenge as they are not very common. That's why at 1st Choice Heating & Cooling, we have dedicated, knowledgeable technicians who specialize in servicing and maintaining steam boilers. 

If you are facing any of the following issues, it might be time to consider replacing your steam boiler:

  • Your energy bills are unexpectedly increasing, indicating inefficiency in your boiler's operation.

  • The flame in your boiler burns yellow instead of the usual blue, which might signify combustion problems.

  • Your boiler can no longer warm your entire house as it used to.

Our comprehensive steam boiler service includes the following:

  • Inspection of the automatic feeder to ensure water is being fed into the system as required.

  • Checking the pressure control to maintain the optimal pressure inside the boiler.

  • Testing the burner and thermostats to ensure the boiler is generating heat properly.

  • Inspecting the pigtail, a component that protects the system from excessive pressure.

  • Checking the operation of the low water cut-off control, a safety feature that shuts off the burner if the water level drops too low.

  • Conducting tests for proper and safe combustion to ensure your boiler is operating safely and efficiently.

  • Carrying out an inspection of the chimney for drafts and leaks which might be causing energy loss.

  • If necessary, we replace defective vents to ensure efficient boiler operation.

Remember, steam boilers require professional attention. If you think it's time to replace or service your steam boiler, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 1st Choice Heating & Cooling.

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