Boiler Repair & Maintenance Service in Boston

A faulty boiler can be incredibly dangerous. If you smell gas, experience headaches or nausea, or notice a yellow pilot light, call Boston Standard Company immediately. It is possible for a boiler to spill carbon monoxide into a building without proper precautions.

If you notice any warning signs from your boiler, like rumbling noises or rusting, we’ll send a qualified technician out to diagnose and repair the problem. All of our fully licensed and insured HVAC techs travel with fully stocked trucks, so they’re more likely to repair your boiler with the needed materials on the spot than other companies!

When properly maintained, your boiler could last you upwards of 25 years with minimal need for repairs or emergency work. It’s vital to perform an annual tune up for your home or office boiler to maximize the lifespan of the equipment and prevent any issues from worsening.

When you need to make sure your boiler is working properly through the harsh Massachusetts winters, we’re The Company You Count On.

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Boiler Repair & Maintenance Services

Boiler Maintenance Checklist

  • Inspect and clean fireside surfaces
  • Inspect manhole gases for leaks
  • Inspect burner refractory material
  • Inspect and test system valves
  • Inspect and test safety valves
  • Recalibrate operating controls
  • Overhaul feed water pumps
  • Clean condensate receiver
  • Inspect electrical terminals
  • Check fuel levels
  • Clean chimneys
  • Clean and tune components

Signs That A Boiler Needs Repair

  • Rumbling noises
  • Gurgling noises
  • Whistling sounds
  • Not reaching thermostat temperature
  • Burnt look
  • Water leaks
  • Rusting
  • Cold spots in home
  • Spike in heating bill
  • Boiler switches itself off
  • Radiator not heating up
  • Frozen condensate pipe
  • Pilot light is out
  • Yellow flame
  • Headaches or nausea
  • Smell of gas

Keep Your Boiler Functioning Properly with Preventative Maintenance

Stay Warm With Our Peace of Mind Service Plan

Boston Standard Company Home Service Plan Protection

Our Heating Home Service Plans are designed to give you peace of mind when temperatures drop. With a monthly plan, you can rest easy that your boiler repair and maintenance needs will be taken care of right when you need us. As a priority customer, your calls will automatically move to the top of our service list—so you can get back to comfort as quickly as possible. Starting at just $20.75/month, a Peace of Mind Service Plan also includes discounts on repairs, precision maintenance, reduced service charges, and credits toward replacements (if or when you need it). Call Boston Standard today to get started with Peace of Mind.

Residential & Commercial Boiler Repair

Boilers operate differently from furnaces—they heat a building by generating hot water or steam from fuel. That heated water is then distributed throughout a home or business through radiators or radiant flooring. Because boilers operate at very high temperatures, they used to be relatively unsafe and explosive. Did you know that in the 1800s, there were thousands of boiler explosions in the U.S. and Europe? Thankfully, modern-day safety codes have made boiler use in homes and facilities much safer. Because of the expertise needed to safely work on boilers, we urge you to never do DIY work on your boiler yourself. Make sure to call Boston Standard Company for any residential or commercial boiler repair and maintenance.

Don’t Ignore Your Boiler—Call a Professional Today

Boiler problems tend to get worse as time goes on if they’re left untreated. While boilers are known for their reliability and durability, you don’t want to take this for granted and neglect proper maintenance. If you hear any strange sounds or notice any unusual conditions, like cold spots or water leaks, make sure to call in a Boston Standard professional right away—so the problem doesn’t get worse.

Signs your boiler may need repair or maintenance:

boiler leak

If your boiler is leaking water, it could cause a drop in water pressure, which could lead to more serious issues like structural damage.

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If you hear a rumbling sound like a boiling kettle, this may mean there is limescale buildup, which may restrict the flow of water, making it harder for the boiler to work.

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If the boiler is on but the building is not receiving heat, it may be due to problems with the pump, rusty pipes, or air buildup.

Boston Standard. Not Your Average Boiler Repair Company

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INDUSTRY CONFIRMED MASTERY. INSURANCE-BACKED WORK

Your failed boiler is enough trouble for you and your family. But a handyman can make the problem worse. If you’ve ever dealt with banging pipes, wet steam, or high fuel bills…You already know the havoc unskilled workers can wreak in your home or business. You get pro service only with Boston Standard Company. You can count on professional technicians with training from the Institute of Boiler Ratings (IBR) and North American steam expert Dan Holohan. State master plumbing, gas-fitting and sheet metal corporation licenses confirm their skills and expertise. And 2X the legal minimum of liability insurance backs all work performed in your house.

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EXTREME WEATHER EMERGENCY SERVICE AND SUPPORT

Restoring heat to your home or business can be a matter of life and death during a polar vortex. Rest assured your and your family’s safety and comfort are our top priority. You can count on Boston Standard Company during extreme winter weather. You can expect faster heating repairs thanks to our rolling warehouses. Peace of Mind Service Plans take the worry out of your New England winters. So you can enjoy more warm and cozy days with your family.

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CONTINUOUS COMFORT AND SAFETY. WE PROMISE

When we install a new boiler system, you can count on it doing its job: keeping you and your family warm from one harsh winter to the next. No heat. No-cost repairs. For the life of the warranty. That’s our promise to you.

Boston Standard. Not Your Average Boiler Repair Company

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INDUSTRY CONFIRMED MASTERY. INSURANCE-BACKED WORK

Your failed boiler is enough trouble for you and your family. But a handyman can make the problem worse. If you’ve ever dealt with banging pipes, wet steam, or high fuel bills…You already know the havoc unskilled workers can wreak in your home or business. You get pro service only with Boston Standard Company. You can count on professional technicians with training from the Institute of Boiler Ratings (IBR) and North American steam expert Dan Holohan. State master plumbing, gas-fitting and sheet metal corporation licenses confirm their skills and expertise. And 2X the legal minimum of liability insurance backs all work performed in your house.

24 hr support icon

EXTREME WEATHER EMERGENCY SERVICE AND SUPPORT

Restoring heat to your home or business can be a matter of life and death during a polar vortex. Rest assured your and your family’s safety and comfort are our top priority. You can count on Boston Standard Company during extreme winter weather. You can expect faster heating repairs thanks to our rolling warehouses. Peace of Mind Service Plans take the worry out of your New England winters. So you can enjoy more warm and cozy days with your family.

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CONTINUOUS COMFORT AND SAFETY. WE PROMISE

When we install a new boiler system, you can count on it doing its job: keeping you and your family warm from one harsh winter to the next. No heat. No-cost repairs. For the life of the warranty. That’s our promise to you.

Customers Agree: You Can Count on Boston Standard Company to Keep the Heat On
See What They’re Saying about Us.

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5 Stars

I have the protection plan and Tim did a great job of checking my plumbing systems and making some good recommendations in the annual review. They have also replaced my water heater and performed boiler maintenance. Both jobs were done very well and quickly. Highly recommended!

Larry McIntosh

9/10/2019

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5 Stars

Boston Standard has always been responsive whenever I have called them, and unfortunately I have had to call them a lot over AC and furnace issues. They respond in a timely manner and when there was a difficult problem they stayed with it until it was resolved to my satisfaction. I have faith and trust in their technicians. I have retained them to do maintenance on my boiler, AC and furnace.

Mark Hickey

1/18/2019

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The previous owner installed the boiler to our rental unit with no drain, vent, or skim. Boston Standard has put all these on so that we can properly maintain the boiler.

Mike Ritter

12/20/2019

WE’VE GOT BOILER REPAIRS COVERED IN BOSTON, MA

Boston Boiler Repair Service Area Map

Boston Standard Company serves the families and business owners of the Eastern Massachusetts Area. As a local, family owned and operated plumbing and HVAC company, we take keeping you and your family warm and safe during Boston’s harsh winters seriously. That’s why we’ve gone above and beyond the industry standard for skill, safety, and reliability.

Call Boston Standard Company for your boiler repair and maintenance, furnace repair or heat pump repairs. For your oil-to-gas conversions. For your high efficiency boiler installations, heat pump replacements or furnace installations. You can count on us when the heat goes out.

See Our Service Area City List +-

Boston Area

  • Allston
  • Boston
  • Brighton
  • Charlestown
  • Dorchester
  • Downtown Boston
  • East Boston
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • North End
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • South Boston
  • South End
  • West Roxbury

Outside Boston

  • Arlington
  • Braintree
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Canton
  • Chelsea
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • Milton
  • Newton/Chestnut Hill
  • Quincy
  • Somerville
  • Watertown
  • Weymouth

Answers to Common Boiler Repair & Maintenance Questions

What maintenance does a boiler need?

A boiler may last for decades when properly serviced. An annual maintenance tune-up for boilers allows a trained HVAC technician to inspect the system for proper functioning. Boiler maintenance includes cleaning, ensuring intact wiring, checking water levels, and inspecting all aspects of the system for leakage, rusting, or other boiler repair issues.

What can cause a boiler to stop working?

If a boiler has stopped providing heat altogether, it may be due to any number of reasons, including the thermostat being set wrong or malfunctioning, a blown fuse, a problem with the pilot light, a dead ignitor, or a pump issue.

Can I repair my own boiler?

While it’s technically not illegal to repair your own boiler, this is a job best left to trained and experienced technicians. The risks of doing DIY boiler repairs are huge, and if you do not have the training or skills necessary, you could unintentionally cause an explosion or gas leak, which could lead to criminal charges. It is better to let a professional handle your boiler repairs, for the safety of everyone.

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