Boise: 208-362-6200
Meridian: 208-887-1878
Nampa: 208-468-9919
Caldwell: 208-468-9919

Boise, Nampa and Caldwell's Steam Radiator Heat Specialists

Have Steam Radiators in Your Home And Need Them Fixed?

Do you have one of the older homes in North Boise that is still heated by Steam Radiators?  This is not uncommon in many homes in the Boise area.  It was very popular through the early years of heating in Idaho to use steam heat due to the fact that it works so well.  It is efficient and puts out a lot of heat.  Well sometimes those old radiators can wear out due to old age and rust or other issues.  Drake Mechanical can locate and install new steam radiators for you or if it is possible we can repair the old ones that you have.  If you have Steam Finned Tubes that is no issue either.  They are no problem to install or get  a hold of.

Steam Traps Working Right?

If you have a steam system that is making a bunch of popping or banging sounds that it didnt used to or you are noticing other problems with your radiators that you have never noticed you could have some issues with steam traps in the system that have failed or stuck open.  We can easily check these out for you and get them repaired or replaced so that your steam radiator system works like it is supposed to.  The purpose of a steam trap is to let the steam condense back into water, once the trap fills up with water it will activate a float or other method and let the water pass back to the condensate pump or boiler where it is converted back into steam and so the cycle continues.  If the steam trap is open it will allow steam to continually pass through it and pressurize the condensate side of the system causing other problems.  For questions or to get work done on your steam radiator system CLICK HERE or Call 208-362-6200 today.

 

Boise, Nampa and Caldwell's Leading Boiler Experts

What's the right boiler for your home?

A qualified, registered installer will help you to buy an appropriate boiler for your home. But first, here's a little background on boilers: what's hot and what's not.... In most cases, the "right" boiler will mean a condensing boiler. In fact, exceptional circumstances aside, all new gas and oil central heating boilers fitted in the UK must now be condensing boilers by law.

What's so good about condensing boilers?

As your installer will confirm, condensing boilers can be easily fitted to most new and old heating systems. But what makes them better than older, non-condensing boilers is their efficiency: they waste far less energy. Put another way, while poor old non-condensing boilers convert just 60% of their fuel into heat, the efficiency rate on modern A-rated condensing boilers is at least 90%. An A-rated condensing boiler will also use a third less fuel than an older boiler to provide the same amount of heat, potentially cutting heating bills and CO2 emissions by a third too. All of which makes condensing boilers the most efficient boilers on the market.

What sort of boiler do you have at the moment?

To tell a condensing boiler from a non-condensing boiler, look at the flue that sticks out from the outdoor wall adjacent to your boiler - and the type of waste heat it lets out into the atmosphere. A flue is a pipe that takes the exhaust gases generated by your boiler and passes them out through the wall or roof - letting them escape into the air. The end of the flue is covered by a metal or plastic protective cover, which makes sure that a good flow of air is maintained. If the flue is made of plastic and lets out visible steam when the boiler is firing, then congratulations: you are likely to have a condensing boiler already. if the flue is made of metal and no steam is visible, you are likely to have a non-condensing boiler. These older boilers let out much hotter gases that are invisible to the naked eye' and would melt a plastic flue.

When it comes to Installing or maintaining your Boiler Drake's is always ready to make sure you get the service you need in the timeframe you need it.  

We cover the entire Treasure Valley to make sure that your Boiler is maintained properly and if you need a new one we will be there for you.  From Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Star, Eagle, Nampa and Caldwell Drake Mechanical handles your boiler work in a quick and proffesional manner. 

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24/7/365 Emergency Service For All of Your Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Water Heater, and Heating and Air Conditioning Needs!

Boise: 208-362-6200
Meridian: 208-887-1878
Nampa: 208-468-9919
Caldwell: 208-468-9919

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Testimonials

  • Chris fixed a problem weve been having repeatedly for years.  He's the first plumber who pointed out our recirculation system is runnign 24/7.  Thank you.

    Amy S.

  • Chris and his assistant Thomas did an excellent job, they were very professional, cleaned up well after the work.  Thanks for doing a great job!

    Gary and Barbara S.

  • John did an outstanding job of finding the right color and size of toilet and was efficient, conscientious and professional.  Thank you

    D. Shultz

  • Matt performed the work very well and saved me extra time and money by discovering a minor problem with my dishwasher while he was there.

    Tyrone P.

  • Matt and Thomas were very helpful.  Theey opened our drain lines when when no other company could.

    K N Larson

  • We are very impressed with all the aspects of the service call.

    Tom and Jan S.

  • Blake was very professional and did a great job!

    Kathy M.

  •  I called Shane at 2:19 to confirm that someone would be at the house at 2:30 to let him in. To my surprise, he was already done with the job and had put the stickers in the house. Not only was he not late, he was early and and finished before he was even supposed to be there. I've never had that kind of experience with any serviceman from any company. He was a total professional to work with, very polite and easy to communicate with. I can't thank you enough for helping me out with this. I already recommend Drake to any of my family or friends, but after this experience, my referral will be more of a mandate :). Your employees are just as pleasant to work with as you and Amanda. Thanks again, I sincerely appreciate you.    James G.

    James G.

  •  Just wanted to say that your service tech Mike Hayes here in Boise just installed a new outdoor AC unit for us, and he couldn't have been nicer. He got us the best deal possible and he and his assistant did excellent work, and got it done pretty quickly. I'm super happy with the service I got. I've dealt with Drake for plumbing and AC now and both sides have been honest, friendly and efficient. Thanks Mike! I'll always be happy to recommend Drake Mechanical to anyone who needs service.

    Duane M.

  •  I appreciate the prompt air conditioning service in Boise during the middle of a heat wave.  Jim was very nice and he explained the problem.  Thank you.

    Carol W.

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