Boilers

With the sometimes harsh winters of Maryland, it is important to have a reliable and well maintained residential boiler.  For quality boiler repair, maintenance, replacement, and installation look no further than W.L. Staton.  Contact us today for more information on all of your boiler needs.

W.L. Staton is a Navien Certified Dealer and Installer for Boilers

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A boiler system heats the water inside a tank that supplies either hot water or steam, which flows through pipes and radiators to produce warmth. Most residential boiler systems are hot water heating systems. Some older homes and larger homes may have steam heating systems. Both steam and hot water heating systems are excellent for keeping your home warm during the cold winter months. A boiler normally sits on top of a burner where fuel is burned to produce heat. The most common fuel for boilers in the Annapolis, Maryland area is natural gas, which is usually piped into the house from a pipeline that runs under the streets or road. In rural areas, not served by natural gas lines, the most common fuel used is propane gas, which is kept in a large tank in the yard of the house. Propane is usually more expensive than natural gas. It costs about the same to operate a boiler as it does to run a forced-air system, but forced-air systems are usually less expensive to install.

Evaluating Types of Boiler Systems

There are two main types of boiler systems: Steam boilers and Hot water boilers. A steam boiler system heats water to create steam, which is pumped throughout the house’s radiators, whereas a hot water boiler system heats water and pumps it through radiators or baseboards in the house. In many cases, this will also heat water used for other purposes in the home, such as bathing and cooking, eliminating the need for a separate hot water tank. When considering a boiler system to purchase, you’ll want to consider the system’s operating efficiency. How efficient your new system is will determine the percentage of fuel that is used to create heat. Energy Star is a certification from the federal government that a boiler has an energy efficiency rating of over 85

High-Efficiency vs Standard Efficiency Boilers

If your unit is over ten years old, you’ll probably save money by installing a new system. However, it can be confusing to know what type of boiler is best for your home.What Makes a Boiler High-Efficiency?
The way a boiler works is by heating water, which is conducted through radiators, radiant floor systems or a coil. With a standard boiler, some energy that is used to heat the boiler, whether it is fossil fuel or natural gas, is lost in the process of conducting.
A high-efficiency boiler is designed to trap the escaping heat and direct it back into heating the home.

Why is High-Efficiency Important?

Low-efficiency means that fuel is wasted. Boilers over ten years old only have efficiency ratings between 50-70%. That means they use 50 to 70% of the fuel to heat the house, and the remaining 30-50% of the fuel goes to waste. The most significant thing you can do to reduce your home’s impact on the environment is to have an efficient heating system.

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Megan FrommMegan Fromm
18:37 21 Jun 22
Great experience with this company. They were able to diagnose and fix our issues so quickly, and the technician (Shawn) took lots of time to answer all my questions. We had a tricky place to tuck in our new hot water heater, and he made sure everything fit right, even though it meant running back out to get a different piece/fitting. Everything was cleaned up and working when he left--couldn't be happier!
Jen GinsburgJen Ginsburg
20:34 16 Jun 22
I called and the receptionist was very friendly and had Joe come out the same day. Joe explained everything he was going to do and kept me informed. He was very kind and easy to communicate with. Job was finished very quickly but Thoroughly he even looked at my faucet that was a bit loose. I would highly recommend WL Staton plumbing company.Happy customerJ. Ginsburg
Angela BalsamoAngela Balsamo
13:23 31 May 22
We signed up for their maintenance agreement, which provides us with a Spring/Summer system check and a Fall/Winter check, and recently had the technicians out for our first check of the year. They were extremely professional, took lots of detailed notes and pictures of the system (which, we found out is because IF we ever have a problem in the future they'll already know what parts the unit uses and have them on the truck so repairs can go faster!), opened up the outside unit to make sure there were no potential problems (mostly looking for nests or animals of any kind since that's been a problem in our neighborhood), and even swapped out the filter. Within minutes of leaving, I received a fully detailed report from the technician complete with all the pictures they took. Knowing the system has been thoroughly inspected and giving a clean bill of health, is a huge weight off my mind.
Joan CourtneyJoan Courtney
03:03 24 May 22
This was a complicated and serious job. The team had to dig a 4 foot wide by 10 feet deep trench to get to the sewer pipes.This team worked straight through and took the time to explain everything to me and my husband. They did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend this company.
Me MeMe Me
01:54 24 May 22
Justin was absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! He went above and beyond. I was so impressed, especially since we've had nothing but bad experiences with every contractor thus far during home renovations. He came out to give me an estimate and offered to do some minor plumbing I needed done that same day. Justin also saw I needed some help moving and lifting some things and took it upon himself to take care of it for me. After my experience with him today, I felt no need to seek out any other company or estimates. He was the guy for the job. In fact, I've hired this company (Justin) to do additional work I need done. He was on time friendly, professional, very thorough and explained everything to me and made sure I understood. This is the first review I have ever done on any company and their work. 10 stars if I could! Absolutely fantastic! Highly, Highly recommend!! I can't say enough. Thanks again Justin!!
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