High Mark Plumbing has your boiler repair in Dunbar Vancouver BC. Boilers are amazing things, capable of a range of activities from simply heating water to providing steam or hot water for radiant heat or even providing power to run machines.
You might think that steam heat went out of style with mini-skirts and headbands, but many older municipal and school building still use boilers to provide steam heat for their buildings. For example, on May 3, 2017, the Woonsocket school board in Woonsocket, Rhode Island will meet to discuss an aging boiler that runs on fuel oil. One proposal was to install an energy-efficient geothermal system, but that installation would cost 1.5 million. An alternative proposal was to replace the aging fuel oil boiler with two modern boilers that would run on propane. This would allow the school to make use of existing pipes and ductwork with moderate repairs. The school board meeting is set for May 9th, at which time the matter will be under discussion. It will be interesting to learn the decision that is made. Steam heat or heat using hot water pipes is still a valid means of providing radiant heat. While it has some difficulties, it has the advantage over forced air heat in that the water and pipes continue to radiate heat after the burner has been turned off by the thermostat.
High Mark Plumbing has your boiler repair in Dunbar Vancouver BC, just call (604)945-6060 to learn more. Some styles are neither mourned or missed when they disappear, but technology can often be modernized, improved and its use continued. Boilers and steam heat just might come under that heading, as older municipal buildings find that their old boilers are reaching the end of their lives.