Wade Heating & Cooling has been Pittsburgh's #1 best boiler repair service for 38 years. Our service technicians have extensive training with every type of HVAC boiler and heating repair service needed for the residential homes and commercial properties of Pittsburgh, North Hills, Souths Hills & West Hills communities. We are available 24/7 for emergency repairs. Call (412) 489-4745 now!Get $100 off instantly with our Priority Service Plan
Boiler Repair Service
in Pittsburgh, North Hills, South Hills & West Hills
Emergency Repair Service Open 24/7 Trusted Since 1982
Typical Boiler Repairs We Perform & Malfunctions We Resolve
Below is a list of our furnace repair services, please select which type of heating that is in your home. Not sure which type of furnace you have in your home? Get a service call by calling (412) 489-4745 now.
- Fuel costs are rising causing a higher heating bill
- Consistent breakdowns
- Your building remains cold while running your boiler
- Strange sounds
- Foul smells
- Carbon monoxide smell due to leaking carbon monoxide
- Boiler broken parts
- System seal leaks
- Boiler has a yellow flame
- Flush out sediment build up in the boiler water system
- Broken expansion tank
- Decrease in energy output
- Broken circulator pump
- Valve repair
- Fix the airlock
- Diaphragm repair
- Boiler replacement
Rest Assured – We Are Trained in All Makes & Models
We repair all makes and models of gas/oil furnaces, boilers, ductless mini-splits, and geothermal heat
*We provide service for geothermal systems we have installed.
Trust Wade with Your Boiler Repair
Our service technicians will arrive promptly at the time of your appointment to fix your boiler problems and restore your home heating to a state of comfort once again. Our service experts will also provide you with boiler repair tips to help you prevent further heating issues in the future.
If you need an emergency boiler heating system repair for your home or business, call (412) 489-4745 now! We provide 24 hour home boiler repair services and commercial boiler heating repair services.
Boiler Energy Efficiency
Annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE), is the measurement of your boiler's efficiency if it is below 300,000 BTUH of input. The AFUE is a standardized system rating that is enforced by The Federal Trade Commission. It is the ratio of total annual fossil fuel energy to the annual heat output for your boiler. New boilers must show the AFUE for property owners to compare heating efficiencies of different available boiler models. An AFUE rating of 90% means that 90% of your energy used in the fuel becomes heating for a home or building.
Even if you purchased a high-efficiency boiler system, some factors can reduce the system's AFUE rating that will need to be addressed to restore the boiler to optimal energy usage. When you schedule for a diagnostic check with our boiler service technicians, they will review the following factors to determine how to restore your boiler’s energy efficiency to an optimal state of functioning.
There are many factors that can cause the thermal efficiency rating to be low in energy output on a boiler system. Particularly water scaling and soot build up on the boiler tubes. If the heat exchanging surfaces are in poor condition, then less heat is transferred from the combustion gases into the water. As a result, the boiler operates less efficiently.
The thermal efficiency can be poorly impacted by many factors, especially due to soot build up on the boiler system tubes and from water scaling. If the surfaces where the heat exchanges have become structurally degraded, this will cause less heat to be transferred into the water from your boiler's combustion gases.
The primary factors that indicate combustion efficiency are stack temperature and flue gas oxygen. If these fall below the desired range, then we suggest looking at these indicators and adjust as needed.
Even more so, we recommend that you be sure to monitor the flue gas composition to ensure excess air is at optimum levels. Excess air is part of the reason for the loss of heat, but it is also crucial for your system to burn all of the fuel it is using.
A sign of excess air in your boiler can be soot, smoke, and unburned combustibles like fuel. Rising flow of gas from the flue demonstrates that there is too much of it not being used inefficiently.
Seasonal Boiler Efficiency
Changing seasons create ambient air circumstances like humidity, density, air temperature, and more. These circumstances cause big changes to occur in the operation of your boiler system’s heat burner. Burners are tuned to a specific level of the air properties at the current time of year they were last serviced.
You can find the seasonal efficiency by comparing the total output of the seasonal heat used by your home or commercial property to the total input of your seasonal fuel. This data will inform you how much can expect to pay on fuel during the warmer season.
The overall-season efficiency is affected by cycling losses and the steady-state efficiency of your boiler system. If your boiler is running for prolonged periods of time it will lead to a higher seasonal efficiency. Every time you turn the boiler off and on again, you're creating cycling and downtime losses that lead to a reduction in the seasonal efficiency. This is important to consider when manually manipulating your thermostat over allowing the automatic readings of the system to determine the ideal operating settings.
If there is a major season change occurring that will cause a significant shift in the temperature, then you will want to be sure to have your boiler serviced. This should be done twice a year in the fall and in the springtime. To help with this, we offer Priority Service Plans to ensure your system service schedule is always kept up with by one of our boiler repair service professionals and at a lower rate than the cost of a one-off service call. Learn about all the benefits and Sign Up today!
What does the color of the burner flame in my boiler mean?
You can learn a lot from the flame's color in the burner of your boiler heating system. The color of the boiler flame indicates how hot the gas is burning and how well the fuel is being combusted. Here is a list of the meanings of different flame colors.
All alkane gases burn with a blue flame at maximum combustion. Alkane gases include hydrocarbons like butane, ethane, propane, and methane. In some cases, a blue flame can indicate that a gas contains some level of copper in it. Most gas boilers use natural gas (methane) or LPG (Propane) gas, both of which burn with a blue flame. A blue flame will occur in propane burning at 1980°C and natural gas that is burning at 1960°C.
Orange, Red or Yellow Flame
When the burner flame is red, orange, or yellow in a propane or a natural gas system it is an indication that the burning temperature is around 1000°C. Which means the system fuel is not being burned entirely and requires calling (412) 489-4745 for one of our professional boiler repair technicians to repair the issue immediately.
24 Hour Furnace Repair Service
We provide furnace system services, furnace installation, and furnace replacement services throughout the Pittsburgh area, Allegheny County, Beaver County, Washington County, and surrounding areas. Check out our service areas below. You can also find a full list of our service areas here.