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Make sure your heating system is ready to tackle the winter season. This means having your boiler maintained annually and looking out for any problem signs throughout the year.

No matter what kind of boiler you have—steam, hot water, electric, condensing, combi—we’re here to help you get your system running efficiently again in no time. Give us a call to discuss your boiler repair or replacement needs and we’ll have an expert out to your Culpeper County home the same day!

Authorized Navien dealers: Let us install these high-efficiency, space-saving units for your whole-home comfort. Contact us to learn more about Navien condensing or combi boilers.

Residential Boiler Repair

Many homeowners turn on their boiler in the winter only to discover it’s not working. We regularly receive calls involving boilers with pilot lights that won’t stay lit and units making loud clanking sounds. 

To avoid emergency service, take the time to check your boiler before the weather starts to turn chilly. We recommend turning the unit on for a few minutes during the summer to prevent your boiler from suddenly seizing up.

Common causes of boiler problems include:

  • Low pressure
  • Leaking
  • Kettling (due to scale buildup)
  • Blocked condensate pipe
  • Broken valves, pumps, or other components
  • Faulty thermocouple
  • Worn out thermostat

If you notice anything unusual about your boiler’s operation, give us a call for professional diagnosis. We will thoroughly inspect your system to get to the source of the problem. In most cases we will perform a repair on the spot. However, if you have an older boiler that is prone to problems, you may need to plan for replacement. Our experts will help you determine the best course of action according to your needs.

Replacing Your Boiler

When we go to service residential boilers we are often asked by homeowners, “Do I need a new boiler? Is my old one good for a few more years?”

The level and quality of maintenance plays a significant part in how long your unit lasts. But in general, the typical gas boiler is expected to last 10–15 years, while electric models may last up to 10 years.

If you have had your boiler for 20–30 years (not uncommon in older homes) and you find yourself calling for frequent repairs or service, it might be time to consider replacement. Boilers manufactured nowadays are designed to be much more energy efficient, and having a newer model installed may help lower your heating bills.

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What Needs to Be Considered Before Installation?

Choosing your new boiler will depend on several factors:

  • Is your home set up to handle steam or hot water boilers?
  • Which fuel type will you use? (natural gas, electric, oil, propane)
  • What size boiler do you need?
  • What type of ventilation is required? (chimney, direct exhaust, or sealed combustion)

You also have the option to choose from high-efficiency units (those featuring AFUE ratings of over 90%) to reap greater energy savings over time.

Our experts will help you navigate your options and recommend the right boiler that fits your needs and budget.

Difference Between a Condensing & Combi Boiler

You’ve likely seen the options for condensing and combi boilers. A lot of homeowners in the market for a new boiler ask us about this difference and whether one is better than the other.

Condensing boilers feature heat exchangers that limit the amount of heat loss and waste gases produced, making them more efficient and eco-friendly compared to standard non-condensing units. Homes with radiant floor heating and radiator systems do best with condensing boilers.

Combi boilers provide both central heating and hot water throughout the home. They look like tankless water heaters and provide the same compact and energy-efficient benefits. Combi units are better suited for smaller homes, but there are models designed to be powerful enough to meet the needs of larger households.


The Best Boiler Services in Your Area

Culpeper Home Services understands the heating and hot water needs of Culpeper County residents. We have a team of boiler repair and replacement experts located throughout Northern Virginia to provide fast service and solutions.

What sets us apart from other plumbing contractors in the area? We take the time to listen to your concerns and come up with customized solutions designed to meet your specific needs. Then we’ll walk you through our proposed repair or replacement plan so you’ll know exactly what to expect. Our goal is to make sure our customers have all of the information they need to make the best decision for their home.

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Enjoy uninterrupted heating and hot water with professional boiler repair or installation. Contact us at (540) 845-3653 to schedule same-day service in Culpeper County and surrounding areas.

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1202 S Main St. Culpeper, VA 22701
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