Seattle, WA Boiler Repair and Inspections

Although boilers are typically highly efficient, durable machines, they all eventually require service or replacement. If your boiler needs service in the King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties, you can count on South West to do the job and do it right. We are familiar with all makes and models of boilers, so you can rest easy knowing we will perform your maintenance, repair and/or installation to the standard you deserve.

Why You Should Replace Your Boiler With South West

A solid, reliable boiler is something most homeowners take for granted until it breaks down, that is. And while there is no convenient time for a boiler breakdown, as a South West customer, you can count on us to help you maintain, repair, and install your boiler. Fortunately, boilers are some of the sturdiest examples of HVAC equipment, so there are often plenty of warning signs that your boiler needs attention. Here are some solid reasons to get your boiler serviced, repaired, or even replaced:

  • Safety: Regardless of their age, boilers are very safe appliances. But if an older boiler does not receive a fresh combustion air supply, that could pose a health hazard. On the other hand, these risks are largely eliminated with a more advanced boiler, because all of its equipment is enclosed within its cabinet.
  • Efficiency: Today’s advanced efficiency models, can be up to 35% more efficient than older boilers. This will lead to much lower heating costs in the long term. An advanced system can pay for itself in as little as two years based on the money saved in fuel costs.
  • Reliability: Boilers typically become less reliable with age and must be repaired more regularly. In many cases, the older the boiler, the harder it can be to find spare parts – thus adding to the cost of repairs.

Boiler Maintenance

All boilers, no matter the type, require annual maintenance by a licensed professional to ensure high energy efficiency and performance. South West technicians are familiar with all boiler makes and models, so you can rest easy knowing that we are there to help when you need us.

Improving Efficiency Through Regular Maintenance

Poorly maintained boilers can suffer performance-wise, leading to higher energy bills due to wasted energy. You could save 10% on your bills – hundreds of dollars annually – through minor adjustments performed on your boiler system.

Monitoring Critical Controls

Your safety valves and water gauge glass are two of the most critical components of your boiler system that ought to be checked regularly. As the name indicates, your safety valves are your boiler’s most crucial safety feature because it alleviates pressure if all other systems fail. Every steam and hot-water boiler must have at least one valve that provides the sufficient relieving capacity to meet or exceed maximum boiler output.

If the water gauge glass is not properly cleaned and maintained, it will show an appropriate water level when the boiler is low on water.

South West can help you with:

  • Making sure the gauges are accurate
  • Checking the pressure of your expansion tank
  • Making sure all safety devices (pressure relief valves, pressure, and temperature controls, low water-sensing devices) are functioning properly
  • Checking the fuel system for leaks, controls, and proper operation
  • Checking the combustion system for signs of overheating and exhaust leaks
  • Checking the heating system for zone balancing, uneven heating, and leaks
  • Making sure the circulator pump runs quietly
  • Making sure the water inside the system is clean