3 COMMON BOILER REPAIRS

3 COMMON BOILER REPAIRS

January 8, 2018

If you have a boiler in your home—a tank that uses hot water to heat the home rather than heated air—it may seem nearly invincible. Our customers love their home boilers, especially new high-efficiency systems. Radiant heating sends warmth throughout the home, rather than warming the air. Since water retains heat better than air, the difference in comfort levels is often astounding.

Boilers are long-lasting, durable systems. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make them invincible. Keep your boiler maintained and you may reduce the chances of needing repair, but these 3 repairs can still become necessary at any time. Be on the lookout for any signs of trouble!

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ALL THE BENEFITS OF OIL-TO-GAS CONVERSION

October 30, 2017

Did you know that in other parts of the country, the idea of using oil to heat a home is not common whatsoever? In some areas, it’s nearly unheard of, with people on the West Coast wondering: “Why wouldn’t you just use natural gas?” Of course, we know that some home heating systems just weren’t set up that way. Usually, however, there are ways to make that switch.

If you had the option to switch your heating system from oil to gas, wouldn’t you rather do so? Are you still on the fence? Today, we highlight some of the many benefits of switching to natural gas heating. Wouldn’t you rather make things easier on yourself?

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DO YOU REPAIR YOUR HEATER NOW OR LATER?

February 20, 2017

Heating repairs can be a tricky thing sometimes, and when a problem arises late in the winter, homeowners can be tempted to wait until spring — when the weather is warmer and they can afford to keep their heater turned off for a few days — to get repairs. Not every problem results in a shutdown of the heater, leading some homeowners to think they can sit on it until they no longer have daily need of their heating system. In many instances, however, waiting to schedule heating repair can be a huge mistake.

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DO YOU NEED HEATING REPLACEMENT RIGHT AWAY?

February 6, 2017

Winters in Bergenfield, NJ are far too intense to not have a reliable heater in your home. If your system is on its last legs, you might be eyeing a replacement. Ideally, the operation can wait until the spring, when you won’t need your heater and can plan a replacement session accordingly.

In some cases, that might not be possible, however, and with months to go until the weather warms up, you may need to replace your failing heating system before the spring. But how can you tell when and what steps should you take if you do need a new heater right away? We’ve got a few guidelines to help you make those big decisions.

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GET YOUR HEATER READY FOR THE FALL

September 5, 2016

Summer doesn’t officially come to an end for a few more weeks, and we’re apt to have some warm weather yet here in Dumont, NJ. But Labor Day marks an ideal spot on the calendar to start preparing your heating system for the fall season. We have a lot of different types of heaters in our community, but all of them are charged with the same job: keeping your home warm and comfortable in the throes of winter. Proper preparation, consisting of a healthy mix of professional attention and individual steps, can ensure that your heating system does its job exactly when it’s supposed to.

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CONSIDER AN OIL TO GAS CONVERSION THIS SPRING

March 7, 2016

We’re still in the throes of winter here in Fort Lee, NJ, but spring will be here soon, and with your heating system done for another year, now is the time to think about changes or upgrades to your heating system. If you’re still using an old-fashioned oil-based furnace, now is the time to consider a conversion to natural gas. Trained service experts can conduct the operation for you in full accordance with the civic statutes on such a changeover, but it helps to know how you will benefit from an oil-to-gas conversion this spring. Here’s a short list of things to consider:

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HOW CAN I TURN IMPROVED EFFICIENCY INTO IMPROVED SAVINGS?

February 15, 2016

In our business, we like to talk about improved efficiency of new heaters, which can be a great boon if you’re in the market for replacing yours. Heating efficiency is measured by AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency), which is lists the percentage of the system’s consumed energy that actually goes into heat production. The rest is lost to waste. So a system with an AFUE of 60% wastes 40% of the energy consumed while one with an AFUE of 85% only wastes 15%. You can see why you want an efficient heater, and how much of a difference it can make here in Bergen County, NJ. But improved efficiency doesn’t always turn into improved savings: running your new heater more than your old one could still up your monthly bills, and a more powerful heater will suck up energy more than a smaller one. In order to turn improved efficiency into improved savings, you should apply a few simple steps:

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ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FURNACE

January 4, 2016

Homes in Bergen County, NJ use many different types of heater to stay warm during the freezing winter months, from boilers to geothermal heating systems. In many cases, however, the forced-air gas furnace still prevails, using natural gas to heat the air before blowing it into your home with a fan. If you own a gas furnace, it behooves you to watch for signs of electrical problems. Though gas serves as the fuel for the heater, it still needs electricity to power key components, and when that electricity encounters issues, then the whole system can shut down. Here are some common electrical problems with your furnace that you should learn to watch out for.

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LOOK FOR EARLY SIGNS OF HEATING FAILURE

November 30, 2015

Your heater is intended to provide warm comfort throughout the winter, but we’re just getting started with the cold months here in Bergen County, NJ, and an older heater might not have enough to get you through the winter intact. If yours is more than a decade old, you may want to consider getting a replacement now, before we get much further into the colder months. Trained technicians can come to your home and perform the proper installation, but before they can do that, you need to make the determination that your heater really is on its last legs. A few key signs can show you the way.

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COMMON REPAIR ISSUES WITH RADIANT FLOOR HEATING

November 23, 2015

*BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc. no longer offers radiant heating services. Check out our other heating services to find the perfect fit for your heating needs.

Radiant floor heating represents an innovative departure from traditional boilers and forced air furnaces. Instead of heating the air in your home and using that to indirectly provide you with comfort, radiant heating relies on a series of tubes and coils installed beneath the floorboards of your home to provide direct heat. It warms your feet and furniture directly, eliminating problems like drafts and cold spots while still creating a cozy, comfortable environment to your home. Among the system’s advantages are a lack of repair issues, since it has few moving parts and most of the system is corrected. The bad news is that repair problems can still crop up from time to time. The good news is that you have a service in Bergen County, NJ that can help. Here’s a brief breakdown of some common repair issues with radiant floor heating that you should watch out for.

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