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Boiler Installation & Repair in Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody

For residents of Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, or Port Moody, Burke Mountain Plumbing & Heating provides exceptional boiler heating services. Whether you are in the market for a new boiler, and require assistance with purchase and installation, or would like a repair job on your current one, Burke Mountain can help you.

Call Burke Mountain today at 778-848-1456 to learn how they could use their vast experience in home heating to save you money, and provide excellent heating for your BC home.

Why boilers are a perfect choice for homes in British Columbia

When it comes to choosing the best heating option for your home, many homeowners neglect one efficient and ecological type of home heating system: boilers. Home boilers have largely been replaced by electrical and gas heaters in Port Coquitlam and Vancouver for no practical objective. The fact is, boilers are still very popular in BC, and around the world. Most of them are now operated on gasoline and some have been designed to work with new alternative fuels.

Types of boilers you can choose from

There are many kinds of boilers available in the market today. Regardless of the type you choose, you will see that it has several benefits over other kinds of home heating systems. Here are some of the types of boilers that are more commonly installed in Vancouver homes and commercial properties:

Gas Boiler –Gas boilers are among the most commonly used types of boilers in Coquitlam, BC. They are not just highly effective, but they are also long lasting. Breakdowns are uncommon and repairs are rarely needed. They are available in three standard types: conventional, combination, and condensing. Conventional boilers are the ones that have been used for over 100 years. Combination or combi boilers heat water and make steam that is sent to the radiators. Condensing boilers make use of the energy created by the gas more effectively compared to the other kinds of boilers.

Electric Boiler – Electric boilers are regarded as more effective than gas boilers. They also feature a slimmer form-factor, so they occupy less room, making them easier to repair. Unlike gas boilers, electric boilers do not emit co2.

Oil Boiler – Oil boilers tend to be more effective than even electrical boilers. In addition, they are a lot more reliable. The only issue is that oil is a non-renewable source of energy and it is not recommended to use such kinds of fuel for home heating purposes. Oil costs may also fluctuate broadly making this a poor option for the standard home in Port Moody.

Solid Fuel Boiler – While solid fuel boilers have been used coal as a fuel source in the past, new boilers in this category have started using biofuels, which is a renewable source of energy.

Here are some of the benefits of installing boilers for home heating purposes

All the kinds of home boilers have several positive aspects compared to other forms of home heating systems. Here are some of them:

Cost – While these boilers have a high initial cost, their operating costs are significantly lower than other home heating systems, and repair costs could be lower. Electric heating units with metal or ceramic elements have high running costs. Same is the case with gas convection heating units. In some instances, the savings could be as much as $500 each year.

Space – If you live in a small Vancouver home or condo, you’ll be glad to hear that most boilers are small compared to other kinds of heating systems. Combi boilers could be mounted on a wall structure and never ever need to occupy any floor area. However, even floor-standing models tend to be slimmer and water pipes occupy a lot less space than air ducts.

Easy to install – Installation for boilers is easier than all other kinds of home heating systems, making them an excellent choice for the average person living in BC.

Environment – Environmentally conscious homeowners always prefer to have boilers over other forms of heating systems. Solid fuel boilers may use pellets of recycled materials that are easily available. In addition, oil boilers could be operated on biodiesel with no requirement for expensive retrofitting or conversions. No wonder more Vancouver residents and commercial property managers are switching over their home heating to boilers.


Boilers are available in various sizes (measured in kW) and you will have to determine the right boiler for your needs. A boiler that is too big is not only going to be more costly but will run less efficiently than an appropriately sized model. Whether you live in a large mansion in Port Coquitlam or a small condo in Downtown, Vancouver, there is a large enough variety of boilers for you to choose from. Contact us.


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