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  • Boiler Repair, Maintenance and Installation

    Most heating systems that produce radiant and consistent heat are driven by a boiler. A boiler uses hot water or steam to heat your living space as opposed to a furnace that uses warm air. Because the heat is coming from below, radiant heat provides even and efficient heat throughout the room. Rather than the heat rising and hovering near the ceiling it stays where it is needed most. If your home has baseboards then it most likely uses a boiler system. The boiler pumps hot water through the pipes under the baseboards. The heat from the hot water radiates through the subfloor to heat the room. The water allows the heat to be held for longer, making homes with boilers more evenly heated than those with forced air systems.

    Our Northland climate can give us long, cold winters. Investing in an energy efficient heating system can make financial sense. Decrease energy usage and save money by increasing your boiler’s efficiency by regular maintenance and retrofitting or upgrading to a new, more efficient model. Call one of our trusted technicians with all your boiler installation, repair and maintenance questions.

    Maintain, Upgrade and Retrofit

    Modern boiler systems can increase your efficiency from 70% to 98.5%, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for your home. In the Northland where we use heat up to 9 months out of the year, it might make financial sense to upgrade your system. Older boilers can be large and inefficient. Work with a professional to size your boiler or retrofit it to maximize its energy efficiency.

    Boilers use pressure and combustion to heat your home, making regular maintenance by a professional very important. Not only does regular maintenance increase your boiler’s efficiency, it ensures that your boiler is working correctly and safely. See below for recommended maintenance requirements.

    Boiler Maintenance Requirements

    • Check the condition of your vent connection pipe and chimney.
    • Check the physical integrity of the heat exchanger.
    • Adjust the controls on the boiler or furnace to provide optimum water and air temperature settings for both efficiency and comfort.
    • If you’re considering replacing or retrofitting your existing heating system, have the technician perform a combustion-efficiency test.

    Specific maintenance requirements for different types of boiler systems can be found at Whether you’re looking for boiler maintenance, boiler repair or a new boiler installation, NORTHSTAR Heating & Cooling can help!

    Call NORTHSTAR Heating & Cooling today at 218-628-9276 to go over all options for boiler installation, repair and maintenance!