8am-5pm M-F Emergency Service Available 616 High St Fairport Harbor, OH 44077

Boilers continue to be a common heating system, especially in older homes in Northeast Ohio. Their fuel source is usually gas, but they operate by heating water and then distributing that heat throughout the home as hot water or steam.

A boiler is basically a water heater with the sole purpose of providing heat. Depending on your system, either hot water or steam is distributed through radiators that give off heat in various rooms in your home. A modern version of this system is called radiant floor heat, in which pipes run beneath a floor and the boiler distributes hot water through those pipes, allowing the heat to rise from the floor. You may also have radiant baseboard heat.

Comfort and efficiency

Homeowners who prefer boilers to furnaces feel temperatures are more even throughout their homes with radiant heat, and for allergy sufferers, radiant heat provides better air quality since there are no fans to blow dust and allergens around. Radiators also typically have easy-to-control valves to adjust the heat in each room, and steam systems may even provide a little additional humidity to your home.

Even older boilers are quite efficient because these systems retain heat longer than forced-air systems, meaning they run less often while maintaining your preferred temperature. Environmentally, they are a great choice, since water is recycled, returning to the boiler to be reheated after it cools.

Boiler Installation – Repair or Replace

Are you considering a boiler system for your home? You should know the following:

  • The initial cost of a boiler system is higher than a furnace. Boiler systems use pumps and pipes, rather than fans and ductwork; circulation and temperature are regulated by thermostats and valves.
  • A radiant flooring system will require additional engineering.
  • A properly installed and maintained boiler system will generally result in lower utility bills, allowing a homeowner to recoup the higher initial cost.
  • Boiler systems lend themselves well to modern zoning thermostats and temperature control products, as the individual valves can be easily adjusted.
  • Our professionals can help you determine how your monthly savings compare to installation costs.

Have an old boiler? Lew's Reliable Heat & A/C can replace it!

Our technicians will be happy to service your old boiler and get it working at top efficiency for you. A loose-fitting, leaky pipe or malfunctioning valve is no problem for us but can make a big difference in comfort and cost for you. Call us today!

Heating Installation, HVAC Service & AC Installation Painsville OH, Fairport Harbor OH & Mentor OH

HVAC Service & Furnace Repair in Mentor OH

A/C MaintenanceHVAC System ReplacementAir Conditioner Repair

Have a question?

We are here to help.

Give us a call, or fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

(440) 352-0974

We hope you love us as much as we love you!


I had Lew’s come out today to check and see if I could get by with replacing an inducer on my 29 year old furnace. Ed, the technician checked out the furnace condition and said while the furnace is definitely older, it looks in good shape and may last a couple more years and installed the inducer. I appreciated their prompt, HONEST service. No high pressure in trying to sell me a new furnace. When I do get a new furnace I won’t think twice about purchasing it from Lew’s! and thanks Ed, you were very easy to work with!!!!

Jay Womack

My furnace stopped working in cold December weather and Lew’s was able to send a technician out the same day. The technician was friendly, knowledgeable and honest. To fix the problem, the tech needed to order a part, which came (and was installed the next day). My husband and I are very thankful for such great service and having our house nice and warm again!!

Jessica

Jared was Rick’s support Tech on our new Bryant Air Conditioner Installation in March 2020. He did an outstanding job working with Rick. He is a great asset to Lew’s and his team members. They also take care of my Boiler Heating System. I would recommend Lew’s to my friends. Thank you for being there.

Hardbark

We were very happy with Lew’s Installation of our new furnace and air conditioning. The installers were knowledgeable and professional. The prices were fair and comparable.. We will definitely use them for future heat and air conditioning needs.

Paul White

Furnace was not feeling well… cold Ohio weather! Called Lew’s spoke with Lisa in the office and she was able to have someone come out the next day. Ed the technician showed up on time and was able to diagnose called his office and another office lady I believe her name is (Autumn) drove the part halfway to meet the technician so he wasn’t wasting time. The entire staff went above and beyond for me. Thank you!

Vicky Musa

Write a review
Skip to content