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Boiler Repair in Philadelphia, Montgomery County, & Bucks County

Heating and water heating systems are critical components of a comfortable and functional property. Without a boiler, your home or business is left without heat or hot water. Left untreated, a minor issue can soon become an expensive one that isn’t so easy to fix. While some boilers will need to be replaced, it’s also possible that your boiler just needs a repair. Bill Frusco Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling offers boiler repair in Philadelphia, Montgomery County, & Bucks County. With 50 years of service under our belt, we offer affordable repairs, honest and upfront pricing, and old-school professionalism so you can have peace of mind in your home or business. 

Common Boiler Repairs

Many different parts work together to keep your boiler functioning properly. When one of these parts breaks, falls out of alignment, or becomes corroded, it puts a strain on the entire system. You may need boiler repair in Bucks County if you notice: 

  • no hot water
  • no heat
  • hissing, banging, or gurgling noises
  • leaking water
  • pilot light is out
  • unevenly heated radiators

Types of Boilers

There are several different types of boilers, and each comes with pros and cons.


Steam boilers work by employing a heat exchanger to send hot water through pipes throughout your property. This system allows steam to be diffused through radiators creating an even warming effect throughout your property. Because steam is so light and easy to move through your pipes, it is energy efficient and doesn’t create much waste. Once the steam is distributed, the excess can return to the boiler as water to be heated again as needed. If you notice uneven heating, this may be a sign that your boiler needs to be looked at or your radiators need to be bled.


Oil boilers (aka oil-fired boilers) use oil to create heat instead of natural gas, which is more common in many regions. These boilers can have quite a long lifespan if properly maintained and serviced. They can be used in both water and steam systems. Some companies now mix biodiesel with home heating oil, which burns cleaner and can be extracted locally rather than increasing the demand for overseas oil. The problem with older oil boilers is that they are not the most energy efficient. When oil boilers age, some homeowners make the decision to switch to a different type of heating system. 


Gas boilers operate through a natural gas pipeline. Keeping the pilot light lit, the gas allows for coils to be heated which in turn allows for water to be heated. If you live in a large home, gas may be the best choice simply because it is powerful and thoroughly heats your property. Installing a gas boiler may be more complicated than installing an electric boiler, but because it is a standard system, it is often easy to find skilled technicians and get parts replaced. 


Electric boilers are environmentally-friendly and create no exhaust fumes. They are beneficial in situations where it would be difficult to connect to a gas line. However, the cost of electricity is higher than both oil and natural gas. Electric boilers are often cheaper upfront and easy to install, but not always effective enough as a sole heat source. 

Should you repair or replace your boiler?

If your boiler is acting up, there are only two options: repair or replace. When deciding whether or not to repair a boiler, several factors come into play, including cost. But first and foremost, it is important to consider safety. It’s not worth maintaining an old and broken down boiler just for the sake of saving money in the short term. Poorly functioning boilers can leak carbon monoxide and create a major safety hazard in your home or business. This is why it’s critical to get a professional opinion. A skilled technician can tell you whether your boiler is safe to repair or whether it is likely to continue having problems and create a safety risk.

Boiler Repair Costs

Aside from safety, cost is often a big concern for property owners, especially when they weren’t anticipating a new boiler investment. Depending on the age of your boiler and what problem it has, it may make sense to simply get repairs done. Boilers that are over 10 years old and experiencing serious issues may not be worth the investment, especially if the issue is likely to recur over the next few years. If you need boiler repair in Philadelphia, the best thing to do is schedule an appointment and get a free estimate from our team. Once you know how serious the problem is, you can make an informed decision whether to repair your boiler or get a new one installed. Boilers are estimated to last between 10 and 20 years, though this will depend on many factors. If your boiler has been serviced regularly, it will likely have a much longer lifespan. 

Boiler Energy Ratings

It’s also helpful to find out your specific boiler’s energy efficiency rating. This is known as the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency), which ranks boilers on a scale from 30 to 100. The higher your rating, the more efficient your boiler. New boilers will have higher ratings than older ones, as manufacturers are always making improvements to how boilers operate. If you have questions about energy efficiency, talk to our heating company in Philadelphia.

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Specialty Services

As registered licensed master plumbers, we have the experience and know how to get the job done the first time, every time. If not, we’ll make it right!

Trenchless Sewer Repair

Broken sewer lines can wreak havoc at your home or place of business. Having decades of experience in the plumbing industry, there is no job we haven’t seen or handled. Our trenchless sewer repair experts are able to fix your sewer with minimal digging to your yard leaving your landscaping intact.

Water Restoration Services

When it comes to your home, you only want the best of the best working on your property. As a 3rd generation family owned business with over 50 years experience, we treat everyone’s home like it was our own. So when you have major water damage, it is a true emergency. We can restore your property using water removal and remediation services to get it back looking like new.

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Why Bill Frusco Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling

Experience: At Bill Frusco Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling, we have the experience to do the job right. We’ve been serving the Philadelphia area for over five decades, and we look forward to even more years in business. 

Certified experts: Bill Frusco Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling is Google Guaranteed business and a Master Licensed Plumber (042945) in the state of Pennsylvania. You can depend on Bill Frusco for expert services with satisfaction guaranteed. Our business has also received an Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Free estimates and financing: Boiler repair can pop up when your wallet least expects it. That’s why we provide free estimates on all of our services and special financing for qualified clients. 

Emergency boiler repair: We offer 24/7 emergency boiler repair in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. We will be there when you need us, day or night.

Boiler Repair Service Areas

Our team of heating experts at Bill Frusco Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling provide local boiler repair for your home or business in many areas of Pennsylvania, such as:

  • Philadelphia
  • Bucks County
  • Montgomery County
  • Delaware County
  • And more!

Get Help from the Boiler Experts

There is nothing worse than going without hot water or heating in your home. In the winter especially, a reliable boiler is absolutely necessary for a comfortable and safe environment. If you suspect a problem with your boiler, get in touch to request a free estimate for boiler repair in Philadelphia.

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