Weil-McLain Steam Boiler Replacement in Lynnfield, Massachusetts

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The Carmondy family of Lynnfield MA had an older boiler system that stopped working in the middle of winter. Since Lynnfield’s cold season is long and frigid, the Carmondys needed a solution right away.

They contacted Townsend Energy for help. We dispatched one of our seasoned technicians, Matt Comeau, to their home. After inspecting the Carmondy’s heating system, he determined that their boiler had reached the end of its service life.

Matt consulted with the family. He wanted to find a home heating solution that would meet all of their needs. Their priorities were to purchase a new heating unit that was highly efficient and budget-friendly. To fulfill their requirements, Matt recommended a new Weil-McLain steam boiler heating system for their Lynnfield MA home.

Problem: The Carmondy’s boiler broke down during the winter season. Due to its age, it was irreparable.

Solution: We installed a new Weil-McLain residential steam boiler in their Lynnfield, Massachusetts home.

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Weil-McLain Steam Boiler Replacement in Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Janis-CarmodyBecause the Carmondy family’s boiler stopped working altogether, they needed to replace it with a new one. New England winters are cold and freezing temperatures can occur as early as October and can last as late as April. Therefore, having a functional heating system is an absolute necessity. Going without a heating system is not an option.

The family was interested in replacing their old boiler with a system that offered a higher level of efficiency and comfort compared to their old boiler. They also wanted one that would last for many years. Based on their heating requirements, Matt, our technician determined that a Weil-McLain SGO4 would be a good match.

Weil-McLain is one of the most reputable boiler manufacturers on the market today. For over one hundred and thirty years, they have been offering energy-efficient, reliable heating products to both commercial and residential properties.

Most HVAC experts would agree that a Weil-McLain boiler upgrade is an excellent investment for any home. This is why Townsend Energy recommends these boilers to their customers.

Weil-McLain P-SGO-4 Oil Boiler In Lynnfield, MA

Some of the features of a Weil-McLain P-SGO-4 oil-fired steam boiler include:

  • 84% AFUE
  • Cast Iron Heat Exchanger
  • 10-Year Warranty For Heat Exchanger
  • 2-Year Warranty For Parts
  • Cast-Iron Boiler Sections
  • High Efficiency, Durable Construction
  • Swing-Away Burner Door
  • Open Top Panel
  • Silicone-Coated Fiber Ropes
  • Two Vent Connections
  • Insulated Steel Jacket
  • Aluminized Steel Flue Collector
  • High Limit Pressure Control
  • Gauge Glass, Cocks And Guard
  • Low Water Cutoff
  • Steam Pressure Gauge
  • Carlin EZ-1 Flame Retention Oil Burner
  • Barometric Damper

Due to the swing-away door and open-top panel, this boiler is simple to service and maintain. Also, the silicone-coated fiber ropes expand and contract. This design is useful to ensure that the boiler has a water-tight connection. These fiber ropes also prevent pollutants from going into the system. Since this SGO-4 has two venting options, this means that it offers a variety of installation options to choose from. The insulated steel jacket prevents heat loss which allows you to get the most out of the energy dollars you spend.

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Overall, this was an excellent investment for the Carmondy family. With Weil-McLain’s impressive warranty, they can count on a problem-free, reliable source of heat for many winters. Also, because this installation included a tankless water heater with a mixing valve, they can enjoy long, hot showers without any interruptions.

If you have an old heating system in your New England home, call the HVAC experts at Townsend Energy. We can provide you with a free estimate for a new system that will improve your efficiency and comfort. Townsend Energy offers financing to those with approved credit. Call us now to schedule an appointment!

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When To Start Preparing For A Lynnfield Boiler Replacement


Although purchasing a new boiler is not something we really look forward to, it is one of those necessities that we can’t live without. Like all appliances, the inevitable happens. Your boiler will reach the end of its service life and you will have no other choice but to replace it.

No one will contest that purchasing a new boiler is expensive. Fortunately, there are ways to make this investment a little more affordable. By planning ahead of time, you can choose a make/model that works best for you. Also, planning ahead gives you plenty of time to save for it. Making important decisions, like which type of boiler you want to invest in, is not a wise idea when you are in the midst of a no-heat, emergency situation. Therefore, it is best to plan ahead.

There are certain tips that you can follow to understand when the time has come to start saving for a boiler replacement. We outline them below.

Your Boiler Is Close To The 15-Year Mark

Regular boiler maintenance can extend your boiler’s lifespan, especially when compared to those that do not receive maintenance at all. Some boilers can last 15 years. Others can last longer than 30 years.
However, it is difficult to determine whether yours will last 15 years or 23 years. To be on the safe side, you should start saving up when your boiler is close to the 15-year mark.

Do realize, that as a boiler ages, its efficiency is reduced. So, even if you have a boiler that will last a long time, it will cost you more to operate as the years pass. With the technological advancements in the boiler manufacturing industry, it is far more cost-effective to invest your money in a new unit rather than to keep operating an old one. A new boiler will offer a higher level of efficiency and reduced energy costs. This reduction in home heating costs is a means for the new system to pay for itself in a very short time.

Boiler Efficiency

As mentioned above, boilers lose their efficiency as they age. Nowadays, boilers are far more efficient than their predecessors. If you have an old boiler with a low AFUE rating, then an upgrade would be an excellent idea as it would bring a reduction in home heating costs.

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Your Boiler Takes A Long Time To Produce Heat

Boiler heating systems are capable of heating quickly. If your residential boiler is taking longer to produce the same amount of heat, and you have already tried repairing this issue, then it is time to start saving up for a boiler upgrade.

Boiler Flame

For gas boiler systems, it is vital to check the flame periodically. Furthermore, homes that have combustible, vented heating systems should have carbon monoxide detectors in their home.

A yellow or flickering flame indicates a venting problem. Dangerous carbon monoxide gas can leak into your home, causing health issues or fatalities. Unfortunately, if your flame is yellow or flickering, then you will possibly require a replacement much sooner than later. Call Townsend Energy right away.

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Boiler Leaks

A boiler leak can be caused by various factors. For leaks that are more serious in nature, it is an indication of an imminent boiler replacement. These types of leaks are caused by corrosion and rust. They can lead to flooding (water damage and mold) and short-circuiting. However, some leaks are caused by problematic seals and are repairable. Regardless, if you have a leaking boiler, address it immediately.

To determine the cause of your leak, call Townsend Energy today. We can provide you with a free estimate for a boiler repair or a replacement.


Fuel Costs

As a boiler ages, it loses its ability to perform efficiently due to wear and tear. Unless your energy company has increased their rates or the weather is abnormally cold, then you will notice an increase of your heating costs. Your boiler needs to use more fuel to produce the same amount of usable heat. If this is the case, then this is a good time to start saving for a new boiler.

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Uneven Temperatures From One Room To Another

Central heating systems that are working properly should produce a balanced, even temperature from one room to the next. If you notice that your home has hot and cold spots, then your boiler’s controls may be to blame. For example, rooms that are closest to the boiler may feel warmer than those that are farther away. This is an indication that you should start saving for a new boiler for your home.

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Frequent Boiler Repairs

Boilers, like all machinery, require maintenance and repairs from time to time. However, if you find that you are calling an HVAC company on a frequent basis for a boiler repair, then should start saving up for a boiler replacement. You are spending a lot of money on repairing a boiler that is on its way out instead of investing your money on a new, energy-efficient unit.

Also, if you have an old boiler and a repair costs about half or more to fix it, then it is worth spending your money on a boiler upgrade.

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Obsolete Boiler Replacement Parts

If you have an outdated boiler in your home that requires a repair, then hopefully your HVAC contractor can find the necessary parts. However, if they are finding that it is difficult to find a replacement part to repair it, then it is time for a replacement.



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If your heating or cooling system needs a replacement, repair, or a tune-up in Lynnfield Massachusetts and the neighboring area, don’t hesitate to call Townsend Energy today!

At Townsend Energy, we aim to provide superior HVAC services. This includes top-of-the-line products along with knowledgeable and experienced workmanship. You can count on our NATE certified service technicians to treat every job like they’re working on their own home. Our energy experts can help you obtain a higher level of energy efficiency, better indoor air quality, and improved home comfort. We can achieve all of these goals while lowering your heating and cooling costs too.

We stand by the work that we perform for you by offering a guarantee. This way, we can ensure your satisfaction. As a family-owned and operated business, customer satisfaction lies high on the list of priorities. By working with us, you can expect fast HVAC service and affordable prices. Call us today to see what Townsend Energy can do for you!

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Frustrating situation but not Tech's fault

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we had no heat beginning the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the issue was finally resolved the Wednesday after Thanksgiving. Brian did a great job of diagnosing the problem on Wednesday and was on hold for quite a while with the Navion tech-support to order a replacement part which was under warranty. My husband was impressed by his problem solving skills and appreciated his efforts. we were fine over the weekend because obviously a failure of the system is nobody's fault. We did become frustrated the following Monday when despite repeated calls we received no callback from the service department. We understand that this is the first real cold snap of the season and that people are busy and staffing can be short around a holiday. But a call to let us know the status of the part and a ballpark for fixing the unit would have been appreciated. My husband missed work in order to stay home with the hope someone would be out. We did at last receive a call on Tuesday after reaching out again to the main number more than once. A tech was sent out Tuesday night who was unable to replace the part. He was great-- but needed Navien tech support for troubleshooting. On Wednesday, Brian and another knowledgeable person came to our house in the morning and were able to replace the part and get the heat going again. I think that Townsend needs to invest in the training and expanding of the number of techs who are familiar with newer units. The rebates for transitioning from oil to natural gas or propane are robust and so the tide is going to keep turning. That said, I understand it takes a while when things are in transition to get up to speed. It does bother me that we are charged for labor when the tech is on the phone waiting to get information from Navien tech-support, but maybe that's standard for all companies. We like Townsend and appreciate the good people working there. My ratings are lower because this was a frustrating experience.

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Gas leak

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Response to gas leak from underground tank! Matt was very knowledgeable,had too replace part that were quite old and not working properly as we were not getting gas to our fireplace. He was great representative for Townsend and would highly recommend mend him ! Tank owned by Townsend!

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Excellent service from Brian.

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Brian arrived within hours of my call when our two units of A/C had stopped working in a heat wave. He worked efficiently to locate the problem, got them going and gave clear instructions to get us to Monday when the replacement part could be installed to finish the job.

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Great, consistent service for a long time

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I've been a customer of Townsend Energy for nearly 20 years and their level of service, responsiveness, expertise has always been one of the hallmarks of the firm. We have remained a long time satisfied customer because of this consistently high service record.

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Great service,

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Brian come on time to a house that had no heat, the furnace needed a lot of hell and Brian knew what to do. He quietly and diligently assessed the problem and got things working. Great technician and an excellent representative of Townsend..

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Great Service

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Brian was punctual, knowledgeable, polite and a great representative of Townsend Energy.

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Great Service

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excellent service and quick response

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Professional service

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Technician was knowledgeable and extremely helpful.

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Great Service!

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Excellent service

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Recently had Brian out for a service call (no heat). Brian was very thorough and neat. He was very good about explaining what he did and what parts were replaced to solve our problem.

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Installed new three-way valve onto Navien, gas boiler and tested heat and domestic hot water operations successfully.

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Tuned up carrier, warm air, heating system with cleaning in Combustion and pressure testing analysis. Leak checked all gas connections.

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