Differences in Boilers

Generally speaking, there are differences in boilers and how they heat water.

Boilers are a way of providing warmth by heating water. This method can be used to deliver hot water (termed “domestic hot water boilers”) or deliver warm air from fan coils that pass air across the hot water coils (coils are the piping containing the heated water from the boiler).

The latter types are termed “steam boilers.” Because the hot water piping can travel great distances, boilers are a preferred method of heating high-rise buildings or sites with numerous buildings or structures needing heat (such as apartment complexes, schools, college campuses, or industrial sites).

Boilers can range from as small as only putting out 40,000 BTU (British thermal unit) per hour (Btu/h) to as large as over 2 BILLION Btu/h!

Boiler Repair: Common Issues Exposed

Boilers basically appear to develop common issues over the service life of the boiler. We wrote an article that is helpful in showing boiler repair with these common issues. This is very helpful if you would like a short list of things to check before you call a service technician. Learn more.

When Is It Time for Boiler Repair? These Are the Signs

Boilers develop signs over time as well. These signs are things such as

  • water leaks
  • strange sounds
  • unusual smells
  • no hot water or heat
  • water not hot enough
  • boiler turns itself off
  • energy bills are higher
  • and more...

Our article on these common problems should help you with understanding each of these problems so that you can be better informed about your boiler and it's operations. Learn more here.

Boiler Service: Avoiding Unnecessary Downtime in Your Business

Boiler service proves to be the most expensive when it breaks down and stops either a business process or heat for a building. Then productivity comes to a grinding halt. If you would like to learn more about avoiding unnecessary downtime in your business, then we have a helpful article here that should help with service objectives, common tasks that are performed during a service call and how often you should have a boiler serviced to avoid downtime. Learn more.

Boiler Maintenance: When and How Often?

Do you know the common maintenance items of your commercial boiler? This informative article covers blowdowns, openings, stack temperatures, flame impingement and more. To get up to speed on boiler maintenance, learn more here.

Boiler Replacement: Best Way to Proceed

We wrote an article to help you understand a path forward with best practices when it comes time for boiler replacement. Many maintenance professionals and business owners sometimes feel overwhelmed when looking at the best options for boiler replacement. Boiler surveys are really the key to getting started. Learn more here about boiler surveys, common issues and when the best time is for boiler replacement.

Boiler Surveys: How and What They Are

Looking to learn more about boiler surveys and how much they cost? We also wrote a helpful article on this topic that covers things such as what a boiler survey entails along with what you can expect from a professional boiler survey after it is completed. Learn more here.

We also understand how precious keeping a business in operation is. Thus, if something goes wrong, we will work with you to get the problem resolved so that “down-time” is kept to a minimum. If, worst case scenario, the boiler needs replacing, our team will work diligently to ensure the process is as flawless and as quick as possible. For any issue, B.I.M.S., Inc. has access to a vast network of distributors for parts and equipment (including those hard to find).

Service and Repair

At B.I.M.S., Inc., our team of highly trained service technicians are available 24/7 to ensure your boiler is repaired quickly and correctly. We understand the differences in boilers and how they work brand by brand and the differences for each installation.

We pride ourselves on giving quality service that is focused on ensuring longevity of the whole system, optimizing efficiency, and centering on the source of the problems versus only alleviating symptoms. Much like a doctor, we want to treat what’s causing the fever rather than only treat the fever.

With over 45 years of professional service experience in the greater Texas area... we are based out of Grapevine, Texas for quick and dependable service.

Crown Boilers
Raypak Boilers
Weil McLain Boilers
Velocity Boiler Works
Lochnivar Boilers
Burnham Commercial Boilers


Keep your boiler system performing at its optimal level and help ensure its long life by having it properly maintained. This preventive maintenance keeps the boiler operating at peak efficiency, minimizes unnecessary repairs and down-time, and helps keep energy costs low. This service keeps your system clean and in good working order. It also helps prevent smaller problems from becoming larger, more costly problems.

With preventive maintenance, we like to partner with our clients in order to provide options best for the situation and create custom solutions that fit your needs. We understand the importance and adverse effects of having an operation down in the commercial/industrial realm and will thus work on comprehensive, systemic solutions to keep you up and running.

  • Lochnivar
  • Crown Boiler Company
  • Velocity Boiler Works
  • Burnham Commercial Boilers
  • Weil-McLain
  • Raypak
  • Peerless Boiler
  • Ajax
  • Laars
  • RBI
  • Absolute Boilers
  • De Dietrich Boilers
  • Enerpro Boilers

Call us today at (214) 467-2653 if you have any questions about boilers and/or are having issues with your boiler system.

B.I.M.S., Inc. provides heatingair conditioningrefrigerationindoor air quality services and more to Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, Waxahachie, Denton, and to the surrounding areas in Texas.


With every service call or project, our factory trained and professional technicians will thoroughly inspect and diagnose your situation for problems, consult with you on the course of action that works best for you, and make necessary repairs in a timely manner so you can avoid interruptions in service. We make sure to keep you in the loop every step of the way so you have peace of mind and avoid headaches for you and those you work with.


B.I.M.S., Inc. has served the Dallas Texas and surrounding areas for over 40 years — we can handle the design, installation, repair and maintenance of Chillers, Boilers, Controls, VFDs, Pumps, Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration, Process cooling and more.
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