PRK Services, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Boilers’

When to Opt for a Boiler

Monday, January 13th, 2020

So it’s been cold here in our neck of the woods for a while now and your furnace system isn’t really delivering in the way that you need it to… but when is enough enough?

Sometimes the line is hard to draw. On one of side of things, you have the prospect of trying to deal with a defunct heater for the rest of the winter and on the other hand, you might not want to go through the whole ordeal of switching to an entirely different heating system in your home. We understand that it can be difficult to switch from a furnace to a boiler, but it doesn’t have to be difficult with our team. Make sure you contact one of our HVAC contractors in Flower Mound, TX when you want work that’s going to keep you warm.

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Is it Time for a New Boiler?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

BoilerBoilers can last for quite a long time. In fact, that’s one of the many reasons to have one. Fewer moving parts than other heating systems makes boilers more resistant to developing problems. Being more resistant to problems doesn’t mean that the boiler will last forever, though. Even if you take the best possible care of your boiler system, there will still come a time when you will have to replace it.

The best way to tell for certain whether or not your boiler is in need of replacement is to have a technician check it out for you. If you’re not sure whether or not to call your technician yet, though, you can always check out the symptoms below to help give you an idea of whether or not it’s time for a new system.

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What You Need to Know About Boiler Kettling

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Have you ever noticed your boiler system giving off a deep, rumbling sound? If so, don’t worry. Your boiler probably isn’t going to explode. It is, however, in a bit of trouble. That rumbling sound is called “kettling,” and it’s a serious threat to the health of your boiler. If you don’t deal with it, you may end up having to replace your boiler. Let’s take a look at what causes kettling, and what you can do to stop it.

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How do Radiant Heaters Work?

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Radiant heaters are an innovative and in many ways very smart way to warm your home. Here in Highland Village, TX, boiler technology is prominent, but we’re also a city interested in efficiency, making radiant heaters an excellent alternate option. How do radiant heaters work? The process is actually fairly simple.

Radiant heating itself means the heating radiated by warm objects. If you step inside a sunny room and feel the warmth on your skin, you’re experiencing radiant heat. The system itself means an installation in the floorboards, warming the room directly rather than with forced air. The technician installs tubes of liquid or electric coils beneath your floorboards, then connects them to a control system. The system then warms the floor, and through it, the furniture and people in contact with the floor.

The advantages here are subtle yet prominent. In the first place, it eliminates the problems of forced air heating. There are no drafts or cold spots and you’re not reliant on an uneven heating process. All of the energy goes directly into your body, either through the floor itself or through the furniture. That makes radiant heating extremely efficient – saving your up to 50% in heating costs over furnace or boilers according to the U.S. Department of Energy. And because they have comparatively few moving parts, they don’t often require repairs. The only downside is the initial set-up, which tends to cost more than other heating systems and can be extremely disruptive to your home as well. For that reason, radiant heating systems work best during the home’s initial construction, though those willing to add a system to existing homes will find that the savings in monthly heating costs will go a long way towards off-setting that.

In Highland Village TX, boiler technology and forced air furnaces can be replaced with radiant heating systems with a little help from PRK Services Inc. We can answer any question on how radiant heaters work, then install them for you with confidence and care. We also offer other heating services in Highland Village. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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