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Boiler FAQs

During the fall and winter months, your boiler is your go-to device to help heat your home. As providers of boiler repair in Chicago, we wanted to address some frequently asked boiler questions. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly!


How do boilers work?

The boiler heats a liquid and the heated fluid is then pumped through the pipes. It enters devices like radiators, in-floor heating loops, etc. to help keep your home comfortable and heated. There are also some combination boilers that may help take care of your home’s domestic water usage as well. 
You’ll need to determine if your home’s heating system uses pipes and radiators instead of vents. If you have pipes and radiators, your home has a hydronic heating system, meaning that you have a boiler. Feel free to contact us if you are still having questions about this and one of our team members will be in touch!
Boilers use heated water and a series of pipes to efficiently pump heat throughout your home. Furnaces heat the air that is distributed throughout the home via a duct system and a blower motor. 
Our team at Deljo Heating & Cooling makes it easy to find the right boiler for your needs. One of our team members will provide you with an array of different options that fit your criteria and help you solidify the best choice for you. 
We recommend that your boiler is serviced at least once a year to ensure it is working at maximum efficiency and that there are no red flags. This will reduce your need for boiler repair in Chicago in the future. 
Radiators may be used to also cool your home, however, boilers don’t have the specific functionality to cool your home. If water were used in your home’s radiator system, it would result in corrosion, humidity, condensation and other frustrating issues that you wouldn’t want to tackle. 
With different types of boilers on the market, it can be overwhelming for you to determine what type is best for your needs. One popular choice is a combi boiler, meaning it combines both water heaters and a central heating system into one package, eliminating the need for an external water tank. Other types of boilers include a system boiler or a standard boiler.
That's a great question! The answer really depends on the amount of maintenance that is completed as the boiler gets older. With the right approach, boilers can last from 10-15 years. Make sure to call us to learn about our maintenance programs to help save on every service call!