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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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Customer 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.


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!


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


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.


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


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


Blake was very professional and did a great job!


 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 c...

 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 b...

 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.


So, a couple weeks ago I found out that I had a water line leak (outrageous water bill). Ugh.... I live in an old house and to say the least some of the plumbing is suspect and extremely difficult if not almost impossible to get to. With that I can't say enough for the service I got from Blake at Drake Mechanical! He had to rework the main shuto...

 Our company has contracted with Drake Mechanical on two separate jobs. John Wright has been assigned to both issues. John should teach a class on customer service! His attention to detail, and technical expertise, (not to mention customer service), are among the best that I have experienced. I will not ...

 I really feel it is because of the Ecobee thermostats that I have been able to really shave off unnecessary HVAC use easily and on a regular basis.  (Boys and Girls Club of Boise saved $500 dollars this December over December of last year on natural gas)


 I was pleased with Laurens extra efforts in getting our furnace repair done in a timely manner.


 I have been using Drake Mechanical since 1986.  Always satisfied with the service.


 Jason did an outstanding job.  Very polite and professional.  I referred my grandaughter to Drake's and everyone else I know! You all are great!  


 Laren was very well spoken, clear and informative.  He checked everything very thoroughly.  I will definitely use Drake Mechanical again.  Thank you.


 It was very good of Patrick to come out and install our new water heater when most other people were closed.  He was pleasant and we will use Drake's again.

Everyone at Drake's did an outstanding job for me, especially Dillon who fixed my plumbing problem in the kitchen. I would call them at anytime to help me....

 I am thankful for the help that Drake Mechanical gave me. In the middle of the night. I had a severe flooding at my home, and within no time they were there to solve the problem.


Recent Blog Posts...

2014 BBB Torch Award Recipient

On October 29th Drake Mechanical was honored to find out we are the recipient of the 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award!  This is a great honor to all of us here at Drake Mechanical who strive every day to bring you the best service with honest pricing in the Treasure Valley.  After 105 years Drake Mechanical still brings great service, pricing and honesty into your home and off

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.


Heating, Plumbing, and Air Conditioning | Drake Mechanical is the Treasure Valley's best choice.


Drake Mechanical
5551 West Gowen Road
Boise , Idaho , 83709
(208) 362-6200


Drake Mechanical
5011 Aviation Way
Caldwell , Idaho , 83605
(208) 468-9919

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