Professional Boiler Repair and Installation Services in Rockville, MD

Enjoy the Consistent Heat Your Family Deserves

Boilers heat up water, turning it in into steam and pushing it through your home for heating purposes. Harnessing steam for heating is far from new, with the basics of the technology appearing several hundreds of years ago. Boilers have persevered after all this time because they’re an extremely effective heating solution. Many Rockville families depend on these reliable systems to warm their homes during the cold winter months.

At Vito Services, we are your one-stop solution for boiler services. Whether you need your existing boiler repaired or replaced with a brand-new one, we’re your comprehensive destination for all things boiler related.

How Does a Boiler Work?

  1. Water heating: The process begins with the boiler heating water. This can be done using various fuel sources such as natural gas, oil or electricity. The heated water is stored in the boiler’s tank or cylinder.
  2. Distribution: The now-heated water (or in some cases steam) is distributed throughout the home via a network of pipes, radiators or other heating mediums (radiant floor systems, baseboards, etc.).
  3. Radiant heat emission: Radiators, baseboard heaters or underfloor pipes release the accumulated warmth into each room, raising the ambient temperature and providing comfortable heating.
  4. Cooling and circulation: As the heated water releases its warmth, it cools down. This cooled water returns to the boiler through a dedicated return pipe, where the heating process begins anew.

Modern boilers are equipped with advanced controls and thermostats that regulate the temperature of the water and the distribution process. This ensures that the system operates efficiently and maintains a consistent and comfortable indoor climate.

Types of Boilers

Boilers come in a variety of types, each designed to cater to specific heating requirements. At Vito Services, we maintain, repair and install various types of boilers. If you have an existing boiler that requires replacement or you’re interested in incorporating boiler heating into your home, we can help you choose a system based on the size of your home, your household’s hot water demands, your preferred energy efficiency and fuel availability.

Combi Boilers

Also known as combination boilers, these units are compact and energy efficient. They provide both central heating and hot water, eliminating the need for a separate water tank.

System Boilers

These boilers work with an unvented hot water cylinder, making them suitable for homes with multiple bathrooms. They offer efficient heating and quick hot water delivery.

Conventional Boilers

Also referred to as regular or traditional boilers, these are suitable for larger homes. They require both a water tank and a cylinder to store hot water, providing a reliable and consistent supply.

Electric Boilers

Ideal for homes without a gas supply, electric boilers heat water using electricity. They are compact and can be installed in various locations.

Oil Boilers

Common in areas without access to natural gas, oil boilers use heating oil to generate heat. They are often chosen for their reliability and consistent performance.

Steam Boilers

These boilers generate steam, which is then distributed throughout the home for heating. They are commonly used in older homes with radiator systems.

Gas Boilers

One of the most popular choices, gas boilers use natural gas to heat water for both central heating and hot water supply.

Boiler FAQs

Can a boiler provide hot water for domestic use?

Yes, in addition to central heating, many boilers also provide hot water for domestic use. Some systems have a separate tank or coil for hot water supply, ensuring you have a readily available source of heated water for bathing, cooking and cleaning.

How does a boiler differ from a furnace?

A boiler heats water to generate steam or hot water for distribution throughout your home. It uses one of a variety of potential fuel sources to heat water, which is then circulated through pipes and radiators to provide warmth. A furnace heats air and then uses a blower to distribute the heated air through ducts and vents.

How can I tell if my boiler needs repairs?

Common signs a boiler is in need of repair include strange noises, fluctuating water temperatures, low pressure readings and increased energy bills. If you notice any of these issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our professional boiler technicians can assess the problem and provide solutions.

Can I retrofit an old boiler to improve its efficiency?

In some cases, retrofitting an older boiler with modern components can improve its efficiency. However, it’s important to consult with a professional technician to determine if retrofitting is a viable option for your specific boiler model. In some instances, upgrading to a new, more efficient boiler might be a better solution.

What factors should I consider when choosing a new boiler?

When selecting a new boiler, consider factors such as the size of your home, your heating needs, energy efficiency ratings and the type of fuel source available. At Vito Services, we can help you determine the best boiler type and size for your household’s temperature control or hot water demands.

Keep Your Rockville Home Warm and Comfortable with Vito Services

During the cold months, your boiler is perhaps the most important appliance in your home. Whether you think something’s wrong with your system or you suspect it may be time for a new one, we’ve got the affordable boiler solutions you need.

To request boiler maintenance, repair or a boiler replacement consultation, call Vito Services at 800-438-8486 or schedule an appointment online.