Energy efficiency and boilersJanuary 17, 2020
Connecting New Boilers to Old Pipes
Are you contemplating installing a new boiler and connecting it to old boiler plumbing pipes in order to save money on your new system? When you are thinking about replacing your boiler, the deal solution involves contacting the original installer and having them locate the original design specs of your current boiler and order a similar replacement. Unfortunately, if your boiler was designed and installed decades ago, your original installer may not be in business, and if they are still in business, they may have lost your boiler’s design specs. In the worst-case scenario, your boiler may be so outdated that they no longer make anything similar due to changes in the energy-efficiency requirements. In these instances, you have to hire a new installer for your new boiler, like Ameer, who performs boiler repair Queens, to inspect your new system and make logical recommendations that will meet your heating needs and your budget.
The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Technician in Queens
When you have old boiler pipes and need a new boiler, it’s extremely important to hire a boiler technician with decades of experience. This is because connecting a new boiler to old pipes requires precise calculations, in-depth knowledge of boiler systems and some professional luck in order to ensure the system functions properly and within its design specs after it is installed.
Installing a New Boiler and Connecting It to Old Pipes
The goods news is that it is possible to connect a new boiler to old pipes, but several things must be taken into consideration first, including:
The size of the old boiler
The energy-efficiency rating of the old boiler and new boiler
The age of the boiler pipes
The Size of the Old Boiler and New Boiler
When you connect a new boiler to an existing set of boiler plumbing pipes, the entire system must be considered, which includes the radiators. This is because the existing network must be able to handle the capacity of the new boiler. For that reason, it’s not recommended to replace a steam boiler with a hot water boiler or a non-condensing boiler with a condensing boiler if you plan to keep your original pipes.
The Energy-Efficiency Rating of the Old Boiler
Boilers can have a wide range of efficiency ratings, but they can only achieve those ratings with the correct pipes and radiators. If you have a single-loop pipe system and install a highly-efficient boiler or a boiler that has a zone feature, you won’t get the maximum efficiency from the new boiler. In the case of a zoning boiler, you have to have a two-pipe system in order to control the heating levels for specific zones.
The Age of the Boiler Pipes
The age of your boiler pipes can be a mitigating factor when it comes to keeping or replacing them. If they are decades old, severely corroded or blocked by sediment, they should be replaced. A local HVAC boiler technician, like Ameer, can examine your current boiler pipes to determine if they are too worn to be connected to a new system, or if you can keep them.
The Process of Connecting Your Existing Boiler Pipes to a New Boiler
When it comes to replacing your boiler but not replacing the pipes, you need a qualified technician for installation and heating repair Queens. This is because your existing boiler and the piping network need to be completely examined along with your home’s heating requirements. The goal of this examination is to determine the required heat output for your new boiler and if the pipes can handle the load. Next, your boiler technician will determine the correct moderns boilers that both meet your heating needs and fit with your existing plumbing pipes. Once a boiler is found, it will be ordered and a date to install will be scheduled.
Boiler Repair Queens with Ameer
If you’re not certain whether you should connect a new boiler to your existing pipes or if you need new pipes along with your new boiler, Ameer in NYC can help. He has been proving boiler heating repair Queens for more than 20 years, and he can examine your current system to help you determine if you need a replacement or if a boiler repair would allow your system to continue to operate reliably for the entirety of the NYC winter season.
This is because you may think you need a new boiler when you really need to have the wiring upgraded or a new thermostat or water pump installed. Ameer is experienced in diagnosing and performing heating repairs for boilers and telling you honestly if a repair would be worthwhile or if you should consider a complete system replacement. After all, it’s almost always cheaper to perform a repair than it is to replace an entire boiler system.
To learn more about how regular boiler repair, maintenance and new technologies can help you improve the efficiency of your existing boiler. Also when you need a fast, affordable and professional gas, oil or electric boiler and furnace and heating repair services technician, wireless wifi thermostat installation or troubleshooting in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island in NYC, you can count on Ameer.
He has more than 20 years of experience repairing boiler components and electrical wiring as well as gas, oil or electric boiler and furnace electrical wiring repairs for your home or business, call Ameer at 646-721-0096 to schedule an appointment to diagnose and receive boiler repair residential and commercial in NYC. He offers free detailed estimates.