Category: Boilers

York Furnace & Honeywell Filter

Happy Monday! This would be a great day to share our latest furnace installation with all the new snow on the ground!

We recently installed a York two-stage furnace with 96% efficiency level and a Honeywell F100 media air cleaner and filter system. These are our most common installations, and the Honeywell filters do a fantastic job at catching a lot of air particles.

Call us today to schedule an appointment for getting your furnace replaced!

Hellgate Plumbing & Heating Attending Annual Missoula Home & Garden Show 2020

Happy Monday everybody!

We are extremely excited to announce that Hellgate Plumbing & Heating will be attending the annual Missoula Home & Garden Show on March 28th and March 29th! We are hoping this will continue to grow our client base and our company as a whole. We will be giving away special prizes, yummy snacks, and showcasing our top quality heating equipment that we have installed in our customers’ homes. We would love to have our existing customers show support by coming to the event, but we also want everyone to recommend us to their friends and family!! Stay posted with further details on this event!

Hellgate Plumbing is a Heat Expert!

At Hellgate Plumbing, we specialize in many different ways with residential heating, from Navien Combination Boilers to York High-Efficiency Furnaces.

Make sure to call Hellgate Plumbing if you have a old furnace that needs to be replaced, or if you have an interest installing a Navien combination boiler in your home.

Hellgate Plumbing can perform all types of repair on your heating system, from replacing igniters and blower motors, to replacing boiler expansion tanks and pressure relief valves. Hellgate Plumbing can work on most furnace and boiler brands, including York, Armstrong, Guardian, Evcon, Coleman, Burnham, Lochinvar, Trane, and more!!

Navien NFB Series

Hellgate Plumbing has installed several Navien tankless water heaters and combination boiler systems over the years, but Navien doesn’t just make these products. Navien also makes a condensing boiler system!

The Navien NFB boiler has a 95% efficiency rating, and has a stainless-steel fire tube heat exchanger. This newly designed heat exchanger has been created in-house and is supposed to reduce high stress point weld failures, which tends to be a common issue found in most boiler systems. It uses the latest laser welding technology to produce a high-quality product! With EPP insulation, it can help reduce heat loss and increase overall efficiency. Several elements to this heat exchanger help prevent corrosion from occurring, which can certainly help prolong the heat exchanger’s life.

This boiler can save space while also producing low noise levels. They also come with a NaviClean magnetic boiler filter, which helps catch higher amounts of iron oxide, sludge and debris.

Have an interest in getting one of these installed in your home? Call Hellgate Plumbing today and we can provide a quote!


Boilers Boilers Boilers!

Good day everyone!

Fall season is here, and Hellgate Plumbing wants to make sure your boiler will be ready for the winter!

Hellgate Plumbing can repair boilers and replace boilers, including but not limited to, Burnham, Lochinvar, Navien, HTP, Weil McLain, Munchkin, and many more! Call us today to get your boiler repaired, serviced, or replaced before the snow hits the ground!

Hellgate Plumbing installs Burnham boilers!

Hellgate Plumbing installs Navien boilers!

Fall Season is Upon Us!

Yes, unfortunately the summer season will slowly start to go away and fall season will be approaching.

This can be the busiest time of the year for all plumbers in the area. Before our schedules get too full, call Hellgate Plumbing and Heating today if you have any of the following things you would like replaced:

  • Water heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Tankless Water Heaters

Our company only installs the best quality product for our customers. We have several options for customers wanting something with high efficiency ratings!

Call us today to get your quote now!!

Hellgate Plumbing can repair and install Rheem water heaters! Hellgate Plumbing installs Navien combination boilers!

Hellgate Plumbing installs Navien tankless water heaters!

Hellgate Plumbing installs York Affinity furnaces!

Residential Radiant Heat and Navien Combination Boiler

Happy Wednesday!

Recently, Hellgate Plumbing & Heating completed the rough-in plumbing stage for a residential property. Besides plumbing, we also installed a Navien NCB 240E high efficiency boiler and tankless water heater combination unit, along with laying down pex tubing for the radiant heat! Seeing the exposed pex looks super cool!

Call us today to get a quote on a Navien Combination boiler or Radiant Heat!

Hellgate Plumbing can install radiant heat! Hellgate Plumbing can do radiant heat projects! Hellgate Plumbing installs Navien combination boilers!

Updating Boiler Elements

Hellgate Plumbing wants to share some pictures from a customer project involving Erie zone valves, a Tekmar zone control, and a Taco ECM smart pump. Even with an older boiler system, we still have the ability to modernize these boiler elements. Updating these elements can help the system perform better, and it can help decrease operating energy levels.

Call us today if you need any of these elements replaced for your boiler system!

Costing Tips for New Boiler System

Our Hellgate Plumbing & Heating team highly emphasizes the importance of quality for any boiler we install. We want our customers to fully understand what a new boiler system will cost, and we want to be transparent in breaking down the cost and what goes into installing a new boiler.

Based on what our technicians see at residences that have incorrect/unorganized boiler set-ups installed by other heating companies, we want to make sure customers are asking the right questions when receiving a boiler installation bid.

Here is an example of a boiler system at a residential home. Based on these pictures, our technicians notice the following items:

  • Old wiring
  • Original, outdated pumps
  • Outdated zone valves
  • No zone control

With these items in mind, here are some helpful tips on what to ask your plumber when they give you the cost to install a new boiler:

1. Does the cost include all new wiring? Is the wiring installed in a correct and organized fashion?
=Having outdated wiring could affect the efficiency of the boiler unit, and messy wiring can create larger diagnostic costs

2. Does the cost include a new ECM pump?
=Using an old pump for a new boiler system can affect the boiler’s efficiency levels

3. Does the cost include a new Tekmar or Taco zone control with new zone valves?
=Using an old zone control with old zone valves can create uncomfortable and uneven heat comfort levels throughout the home. It can also affect the boiler’s efficiency

4. Does the cost include an outdoor sensor?
=An outdoor sensor allows the boiler to adjust the boiler temperature based on the fluctuating temperatures outside the home. Without an outdoor sensor, the boiler can run hotter than it needs to be, creating low efficiency levels and a high heating bill

5.  Does the cost include a boiler protection device?
=A boiler protection device, called a Caleffi Dirt Mag, is the equivalent of an oil filter for a car. Without this filter, it could decrease the life of the boiler and its efficiency ratings

6. Does the cost include boiler water treatment?
=Boiler water treatment can include Fernox, which protects the internal boiler parts, zone valves, and pumps from corrosion and lime scale formation. It also helps reduce boiler noise and maintenance costs, and can save you money on your energy bill


Here is a picture of one of our boiler installation jobs. Hellgate Plumbing includes all of these items when installing a new boiler system.
We want new boiler systems to be appropriately modernized and upgraded to ensure the best efficiency and better comfort levels for your home.

Call Hellgate Plumbing today to get a quote on a new boiler system!

Combination Boilers

Hellgate Plumbing installs and repairs all types of combination boilers, including Navien, Lochinvar, Burnham, and Baxi!

At Hellgate Plumbing & Heating, we care about giving our customers the latest, most efficient products for their homes. One of the latest products we offer are combination boiler units! These units provide continuous hot water when multiple people are taking showers and washing dishes at the same time!

We have a list of facts for 3 different combination boilers: Navien, Burnham, and Lochinvar!


K2 Burnham Combination Boilers:

Hellgate Plumbing installs Burnham boilers!

-Burnham combination boilers can provide roughly 15-20% savings in your energy bill

-Burnham combination boilers have a special feature called “Outdoor Reset.” This feature has a sensor that is placed outside the home, which helps determine the correct output the boiler needs to heat the home. This feature comes in handy during fall and spring, when temperatures can fluctuate more frequently

-Burnham combination boilers can run on either gas or propane, and are American made


Navien NCB-E Combination Boilers:

Hellgate Plumbing installs Navien Combi-Boilers!

-Navien combination boilers takes up 80% less space than a traditional floor standing boiler and water heater

-Navien combination boilers are the first high efficiency condensing combination boilers that have the ability to supply both heat and hot water for bigger homes

-Navien combination boilers can be cascaded to a Navien tankless water heater to provide for extraordinarily high hot water demands

-Navien combination boilers have an application called Navi-Link, which you can download to your phone and can control your boiler system from anywhere in
the world

-Navien combination boilers have a special feature called “Outdoor Reset.” This feature has a sensor that is placed outside the home, which helps determine the
correct output the boiler needs to heat the home. This feature comes in handy during fall and spring, when temperatures can fluctuate more frequently


Lochinvar Noble Combination Boilers:

-Lochinvar Noble combination boilers can provide fast, reliable hot water supply and efficient space heating

-Lochinvar Noble combination boilers eliminate the “cold water sandwich” effect, which doesn’t allow for any pockets of cold water to run through your hot water

-Lochinvar Noble combination boilers have innovative fire-tube heat exchangers, which can produce a higher heat transfer

-Lochinvar Noble combination boilers have a special feature called “Outdoor Reset.” This feature has a sensor that is placed outside the home, which helps determine the
correct output the boiler needs to heat the home. This feature comes in handy during fall and spring, when temperatures can fluctuate more frequently

All of these combination units have different strengths and features, but ultimately you will not be disappointed with any of these units! Your home is guaranteed to have lower heating costs while being provided with continuous hot water and heat!

Call Hellgate Plumbing today to get a quote on a Navien, Lochinvar, or Burnham combination boiler!