Every year from February to March, phone calls come in – this period is dubbed as boiler season. Leduc & Dexter anticipates this, taking care of boiler repairs soon as they can.

Recently, Leduc & Dexter got a call from Sonoma Acres, a retirement home that had their boiler go down.

In these situations, it’s critical to get their heat back as quickly as possible as the older adults who lived there were getting cold.

LeDuc & Dexter’s Hydronic Department also recently repaired a boiler at Bear Flag Republic Brewing Company, which is used to heat brewing kettles.

If you have an old or inefficient boiler, it’s probably best to replace it. Old boilers may be costing you more money over time. Newer technology now means better fuel to heat efficiency ratings, which saves energy.

A new Munchkin Boiler for residential or commercial applications is what we recommend. It’s simple for the installer and the homeowner, who has hydronic floor heating.

Munchkin has refined the design over the years, making a product that is efficient and easy to use.

For example, the Munchkin Super Stor Boiler has a 96% fuel to heat efficiency rating as compared to 80% for a conventional boiler. The Munchkin can be powered by natural gas or propane, which also adds to its energy-saving value.

Although the cost of the Munchkin can be around $1,500 more than a conventional boiler for a 2,000 to 3,000 square foot home, Schefer estimates a monthly savings of $40 to $50 for the homeowner with the Munchkin.

Munchkin Boilers have a diagnostic system and default code for the user. We can connect a phone line to the Munchkin’s computer grid to monitor its operation. This can be logged for up to 4 days.

After, the information will be received at a computer in our representative’s office. From the remote connection, they can adjust or reprogram the boiler. Or, if a part is needed, a technician can pull it from the warehouse and have it ahead of time for the service call. This saves time and money.

Munchkin Boilers might need to be serviced every 5 or 10 years – but if you keep up with the recommended service, they will last you a long time.