Boilers, Creaking Pipes, and Making it Through Winter

Some buildings have forced air heating, some have hydronic heating; some have a furnace, some have a boiler. It doesn’t matter which, though; your friends always come to you when something goes wrong because you’re handy. You know how things work, and you’re happy to help out. Even better is when you don’t know to fix their problem, because you’ve got an opportunity to learn how to fix something else!

With winter approaching fast, and all those heating systems firing up, the questions are bound to start pouring in. Before anyone calls a heating contractor, they call you. It’s time to brush up on your winter HVAC knowledge, and get ready for a lightning round of boiler repair and furnace replacement!

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As the weather gets colder and the thermostats switch from “cool” to “heat,” all your friends with hydronic systems start to complain about creaking and banging pipes. You know that’s a simple solution, though; as pipes expand with the hot water flowing through them, they shift and shudder and bang against their mounts. Twenty minutes, a flashlight, and a few mickey clips later, you can solve that problem.

But what about ticking or pounding radiators in those older buildings? How do you take care of that? Maybe the radiator is incorrectly sloped and needs to be shimmed, or some air found its way into the system and it needs to be bled. Or, who knows, maybe the boiler hasn’t been blown down in years and there’s sediment clogging things up. When it comes to inspecting and repairing boilers, your vast skills might just be at their limits.

That’s where Allied Air Conditioning & Heating comes in. Our expert team is trained and experienced in each and every form of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Whether hot water, steam, or forced air heating, we’ve got the time and tools to address your problems both thoroughly and quickly. We’re available 24 hours a day, every day of the year to make sure you’re taken care of even when your HVAC system breaks down when you least expect it. It’s our goal to be your first call for years to come, and the first name you recommend when your friends call you.

For 46 years, Allied has been the best North Suburban contractor for all your professional heating and cooling repair and replacement needs. Our reputation is based on consistently providing prompt, professional service and the highest quality products from Carrier. We provide comprehensive services from design to installation to repair and maintenance, and electrical solutions – we’re also licensed electricians.

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