Boiler Maintenance

Furnaces heat and distribute air; boilers heat and distribute water. Oil-fired boilers in Vermont offer several advantages over furnaces:

  • Boilers provide hot water as well as space heating.
  • Boilers provide very even heat.
  • Thanks to new technology, homeowners with boilers can now install a central air conditioning system more easily than in the past.
Boiler Service in Vermont

Working on a Weil-McLain Boiler

In a hot water (hydronic) boiler system, heated water from the boiler is pumped by a circulator through radiators, radiant floor tubing or baseboards. Vermont homes with hot water heating are often divided into separate heating areas known as zones. This provides efficient, comfortable, trouble-free, inexpensive heating.

High efficiency, condensing oil-fired boilers are now available as well. This equipment can be up to 92% efficient, thanks to a second heat exchanger that recovers heat from flue gases.

Boiler Efficiency

Older boilers are much less efficient than newer equipment. Boilers that are 30 years old are about 65% efficient; new boilers have efficiency ratings of 80% - 92%.

Since 1980 every new boiler sold in the United States has come with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating. The AFUE rating is determined through a test from the U.S. Department of Energy and the percentage represents the amount of fuel that is actually converted into heat. This rating system precisely measures boiler performance over an entire season. Our boiler techs also test combustion efficiency during annual boiler maintenance.

Call the Energy Co-op today if you live in Vermont and you'd like to learn about the benefits of a new boiler in your home or if you need any other type repair or service performed on your existing boiler.

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Our Member Testimonials

  • New Boiler More Efficient

    For years our old boiler was noisy and it was turning off and on far too often. I think it might have been held together by duct tape, at least it looked that way.

    Herb and Barbara K., Shelburne, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Boiler Installation & Replacement
  • Excellent Overall Experience

    Your service technician Richie most likely saved me from making a mistake and I appreciate it. Just so you know, everyone did an excellent job, and the overall result looks great. Thanks to you and to them for an excellent overall experience.

    Tom M., Essex, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Installation & Replacement, Furnace Maintenance
  • Call You First for Heating Needs

    Just wanted to let you know that our pellet stove install went well. We were very impressed by how professional your installers were. They were courteous, explained and demonstrated how the stove worked, and cleaned up after themselves.

    Sachi H., Essex Junction, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Installation & Replacement, Oil Tank Installation & Replacement