Complete Mechanical, Inc., is ready for your boiler service in Edmonds. Boilers can be used to heat water for a variety of purposes, from bathing and showering to radiant heat systems or even for industrial applications. Steam turbines can be used to generate electricity or run machinery.
There are different sorts of boilers for different applications. One of the most common is the gas/oil fueled boiler that is used to generate steam or hot water heat. A boiler that is only used to generate hot water is technically not a boiler but should be termed a fuel-fired hot water heater. There are low-pressure boilers and high-pressure boilers. A boiler that generates more than 15 psig is a high-pressure boiler. Boilers are also classified by the type of the material from which they are made, such as steel, iron, bronze or brass. Another differentiation is whether the boiler is a fire tube boiler – in which the water is run over tubes that are heated by flame, or whether it is a water tube boiler, in which case the water flows through tubes that are bathed in fire.
Now let’s make that a little bit more complex. Boilers need to be correctly sized for their purpose. If they are too large, they waste energy because they give off more heat than is needed; but if they are too small, they must work harder, and again waste energy. Modern tools allow for accurate sizing, eliminating an older custom of always over-sizing by 30 percent.
Complete Mechanical, at (206)337-2360, is ready for your boiler service in Edmonds, including in-floor hydronic radiant heating. Modern systems often use geothermal heat pumps rather than gas, oil or electric as their heat source and we are prepared for any of these fuel types.