If you are looking for a trustworthy boiler repair, installation and replacement service in the Harrisburg, PA area, G.F. Bowman, Inc. is the perfect contractor to partner with. We’ve been in business since 1967 and have the experience and knowledge needed to solve many of your boiler concerns. Harrisburg winters can be brutal, and waiting until the temperatures drop to realize your boiler is on the fritz is never a good idea. That’s why we offer top quality boiler repair and maintenance services, keeping your home protected. And even if a replacement is needed, we’ll help you find the best option for your budget as well.
Ready to upgrade your old boiler? Consider installing modern heating methods, including our very popular geothermal heating systems.
What Are Some Common Signs Your Boiler Needs Work?
For many homeowners, the first time they realize their boiler is damaged is when it stops working altogether. Luckily, there are some warning signs you can be on the lookout for that’ll help you resolve boiler repairs before they become disasters. These warning signs include:
- Unusual Noises: If your boiler normally runs quietly and suddenly starts making noises such as kettling, whirring, whistling or clanging, it could be a sign of trouble. There may be debris trapped in the tank or the pressure could be too low.
- Strange Smell: If you detect a strange, slightly unpleasant odor emanating from your boiler, you could have a potentially dangerous carbon monoxide leak and need to get your family to safety at once. Check to see if the boiler's flame is yellow - this is another indicator of a CO gas leak.
- Jump in Cost: Although boilers are not known as one of the most energy-efficient heating options for your home, if your heating bill has suddenly increased drastically, this could be a sign that your system requires upkeep or repairs.
- Frigid Temperatures: If it takes a really long time to heat up your home or you cannot get it to heat above a certain temperature, the problem could be with your boiler.
- Water Leaks: Leaks at the base of your boiler can lead to serious water damage and/or the development of mold. If you spot any leaks near your boiler, schedule an appointment with a technician.
If you suspect that your boiler is struggling to heat your home, it may be time to schedule an inspection with an experienced pro.
Upgrading Your Boiler System
Boiler issues can range from pressure concerns to completely cracked tanks. While many can be solved with detailed repairs, in some instances a boiler replacement may be your best bet. Because these systems are continually in contact with water, they’re more prone to deterioration. Luckily, boiler replacement has its perks. With a new model in place you’ll enjoy:
- More consistent temperature control
- Quieter operation
- Lower energy costs
- Improved water quality
There are many options to choose from today, which is why it’s important to work with experienced heating contractors. At G.F. Bowman, Inc., we can help you find the right boiler for your budget, and get it installed in a timely and efficient manner. Keeping warm is critical in Harrisburg, PA and we’re there when you need us most.
If your boiler can’t keep up with your home heating needs, consider upgrading to a modern system such as radiant heating, easily installed by our experienced contractors.
Peerless Purefire Boilers
If your home has hot water radiators in each room for heat, you have a boiler to heat the water. Like a furnace, the energy efficiency of a boiler is noted as the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). Boilers manufactured since 1992 must have an AFUE of at least 80%. We offer a complete line of gas and oil boilers starting at 80% AFUE and up.
The Peerless® PUREFIRE® gas-fired condensing boiler is a high-efficiency boiler for residential and commercial applications and is available for either natural or LP gas. The direct vent, sealed combustion boiler has an ultra-high efficiency - up to 93.3% - and is ENERGY STAR® approved*! The PUREFIRE®, available in six sizes has ASME and ETL certifications for both the U.S. and Canada and is the most thoroughly tested high efficiency boiler on the market! A unique condensate system with built-in neutralizer component and float switch protection is a top feature of the boiler.
Other great features include a high grade stainless steel burner and heat exchanger, 120 volt convenience outlet and LoNOx operation for the good of the environment. The PUREFIRE®’s fully modulating burner assures dependable operation and maximum boiler efficiency. Zero clearance to combustibles, easy access to controls and leveling legs are other standard features that allow for ease of installation and maintenance. Boilers are easily converted from LP to natural gas and from natural gas to LP without any additional parts. The PUREFIRE® is equipped with a full, one-year parts and labor warranty (see “Warranty” section on this site for complete details).
*Residential models; 95.5% combustion efficiency for PF-399® (see PF-399® product page for more information).
State-Of-The-Art Control Board
All Peerless® PUREFIRE® gas boilers are equipped with a state-of-the-art control board that offers modern technology such as an outdoor reset control with an additional outdoor temperature sensor and is cascade capable for the operation of up to 16 units as a single module. The control board also has built-in technology for domestic hot water priority and an energy saving heat recovery function that improves hot water performance and reduces off-cycle losses. Standby temperature of domestic hot water is controlled by economic low fire operation. Additionally, the control board’s LCD status display module uses plain English for easy-to-read status and troubleshooting text while a switch to "system test mode" enables contractors to manually control the firing rate.
Why Choose Us?
From detailed boiler repairs to complete system installations, G.F. Bowman, Inc. is here to help. With over 50 years of local expertise, we’ve worked through the toughest winters and know how important a boiler can be to your comfort and safety. We only work with the highest quality parts and can help you create a plan for ongoing maintenance and upkeep to ensure you never find yourself without heat when you need it most.