Lansing Heating And Cooling

Gas and Oil Boilers FAQ

Gas and Boiler Installation Lansing, MI

If boiler replacement is in your near future, you’ll benefit from looking through our list of frequently asked questions. Our Lansing heating and cooling technicians strive to help homeowners feel informed and confident during boiler installation. We believe that informed customers make the best customers. If one of your questions is not on our list, we recommend reaching out to a boiler repair contractor near you.

How do boilers work?

Most boilers run the same, regardless of what fuel they use. To heat the water, an electric ignition system ignites the gas, oil, or another fuel source. The controlled fire is then used to heat water. Throughout your home, there are special pipes that run in a continuous circuit. The heated water runs through these pipes and passes by hot-water radiators which disperse the heat into rooms.

How are central heating boilers and water heaters different?

Both boilers and water heaters heat water in your home, which is why homeowners often get confused. While both systems heat water, how this water is used is different. For example, water heaters are responsible for heating the water that comes out of your showerhead, bathtub faucets, sink faucets, washing machine, and more. If you took a hot shower today, you have your water heater to thank.

Central heating boilers, on the other hand, are used to heat the air in your house. It does this by sending heated water through a continuous circuit of pipes in your home. These pipes then pass through each room’s hot-water radiator to keep it at a comfortable temperature. By the time the water returns to the boiler, it has cooled considerably and will need to be reheated before making another circuit.

How much does boiler installation cost?

According to, the average cost of boiler installation is $5,259. However, the cost varies based on different types of boilers. For example, energy-efficient boilers have a higher installation cost than other boilers but will save you money on energy bills.

What should I do if my boiler is leaking?

First, you will need to find where the leak is coming from. You can do this by turning up the thermostat in your home, which will increase the demand for hot water. Then, inspect around the boiler and radiators to see if there are any leaks. Boiler leaks should never be ignored because they can quickly cause water damage and require more expensive repairs. A boiler repair company will be able to quickly diagnose the problem and make the necessary boiler repairs.

How often do I need my boiler serviced?

Ideally, your boiler should be serviced once a year. Service visits can catch small issues before they grow into larger heating and cooling system repairs. If you wait until something is wrong before calling an HVAC technician, the repairs will cost more than what an annual service visit would have cost.

The boiler installation technicians at Block Sloane Heating & Cooling are dedicated to helping homeowners maintain comfortable homes year-round. If you are interested in learning more about our boiler installation services, give our Lansing heating and cooling technicians a call at (517) 485-9437.