Category: Maintenance

DIY Air Conditioning Repair

Attention Missoula homeowners! Want to know a simple DIY task that you can do for your HVAC system? Replace your furnace filter!!
With Montana summers getting hotter, your air conditioner will be running harder. If the furnace filter is plugged up, airflow gets highly restricted, which will cause your air conditioning coils to completely freeze over!! Take a look at these photos we discovered at a Missoula home earlier this month.
Remember, a clean filter = a happy HVAC system.
Don’t have AC? Call Hellgate Plumbing for a quote today!!

Lochinvar Noble Combination Boiler & Water Heater

Happy Monday everyone!

We wanted to share a recent project we completed for a local preschool. We replaced an old Burnham boiler with a brand new Lochinvar Noble combination boiler and water heater unit! We are proud of our team with their clean installations and high quality work, no matter how big the project is.

Call us today to get a quote on a Lochinvar Noble combination boiler!

Navien NFC Fire-Tube Combination Boiler

Happy Friday!

We have some exciting news to share with our valuable customers! We wanted to reveal this new product at the Missoula Home & Garden Show, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, it unfortunately cancelled the event. Therefore, we want to introduce the new Navien NFC fire-tube combination boiler and water heater unit!! These can put out 199,900 BTU’s of HEAT and HOT WATER. How amazing is this?! We’ve already installed 4 this year with more on the way!!

Call us today to learn more about these units and how they can benefit your home!

Precautions and Response to COVID-19

Good afternoon,
Hellgate Plumbing wants to update everyone regarding the recent COVID-19 situation, and we hope we will be providing some clarity during such an unknown time.

First, we want to make sure all of our customers and employees are staying safe during this difficult time! Safety and health are a number one priority in our eyes, and we want to encourage everyone to stay home as much as possible!

Yes, we are still open for business! However, we are taking extra precautionary measures to make sure safety and health are maintained. We are trying to focus on emergency situations only, and are delaying any non-emergency services until April 30th. The timelines will be updated based on what our government decides on a weekly basis. We do understand these appointments can be different for each customer, and we will do our best to accommodate those differences and needs!

In the event we do access a customer’s home, we have laid out some safety measures that will take place:

1) Hand-shakes will not be allowed.
2) Technician will wear gloves and shoe booties at all times.
2) At least 6 feet of distance between the employee and customer. The more isolated we can be during an appointment, the more beneficial it will be to our employees and the customers in the long run.
3) Work orders will need to be approved from the customer’s phone or other electronic device. No customer will be allowed to touch the employee’s tablet.
4) If paying by credit card, the customer will need to contact the office after the appointment as technician’s will not touch any customer credit card. Credit card fees will be waived in light of the situation.

These are just a handful of steps we are taking to respond to the COVID-19 situation. We want our customers and employees to always feel safe, and we hope these steps will help ensure that safety is in place.

Even with these procedures in place, we still want to highly emphasize that our customer service skills WILL NOT be cut short. We will still provide the best quality work and we will not let social distancing play into our ability to provide great customer service!!

Please continue to stay safe and healthy!!

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!

Honeywell Furnace Filters

Hellgate Plumbing strongly believes in extending the life of any furnace. We want to ensure each furnace unit is taken care of properly to ensure a longer life and better efficiency ratings.

One of the easiest ways to help extend your furnace life is by installing a Honeywell F100 or Honeywell F300 media air cleaner!

The Honeywell F100 media air cleaner is designed to catch up to 96% of airborne particles, including microscopic particles like dust and smoke, and larger contaminates like mold spores and pet dander. Not only are you distributing cleaner air in your home, but you are also preventing air particles from slowing down the furnace airflow, which helps maintain high efficiency levels. With a 4 inch thick filter, it will last up to 4x longer than a standard 1 inch filter. They are extremely easy to replace and has very low maintenance!

The Honeywell F300 media air cleaner is an electric filter designed to do everything the Honeywell F100 does, but it goes a step further by catching up to 99% of airborne particles. The electric component to this filter creates a charge, allowing the particles to stick to the filter like a magnet. With a three-stage filtration process, it will be almost impossible for any particle to get through your furnace. With a 4 inch thick filter, it will last up to 30x longer than a standard 1 inch filter!! That alone is an insane difference! They have very low maintenance, and instead of replacing a filter, you just need to wash them periodically (there are specific rules with washing these correctly. Please refer to a manual or call a professional).

Call Hellgate Plumbing today to receive a quote on a new Honeywell F100 or Honeywell F300 air cleaner!

Honeywell F100 Media Air Cleaner

Honeywell F300 Electronic Media Air Cleaner

Hellgate Plumbing is a Water Heater Expert!

Hellgate Plumbing is ready for the fall season, which means we are ready for you to call us for all of your hot water heater needs!

The average tank hot water heater life span is around 12 years old. If you believe your water heater has reached the end of its life, call us today to replace your old water heater with a new Bradford White, Rheem, or A.O Smith water heater. As a Bradford White dealer and Rheem dealer, our technicians will know the answers to all of your questions about these units, and they will know what unit will work best for your home!

Hellgate Plumbing can also repair water heaters, from pilot lights to water heater elements and gas valves.

Call us today if you have a water heater that needs to be fixed or replaced!

Hellgate Plumbing can repair and install A.O. Smith water heaters! Hellgate Plumbing can repair and install Rheem water heaters!

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!

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!

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!