Category: Navien

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!

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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!

FINAL UPDATE: Commercial Project: 8 Navien Tankless Water Heaters

Hello everyone! Well, we have finally completed this project!

This has been a crazy process for Hellgate Plumbing. It was extremely insightful but very stressful as well. We are so happy to have completed this project and we are thrilled to have our name tagged with this work! The system is running great, and we are pumping out 125 degree water at 46 gallons a minute, which is fantastic!

If you want to look into this project further, visit the page “Our Work” on our website or check out our Facebook page!

We want to thank everyone for the continued support and business. We hope this project can help show our hard work and our ability to make this complicated project look clean and organized!

 

UPDATE: Commercial Project: 8 Navien Tankless Water Heaters

UPDATE!

Good morning everyone! Over the last week, we have managed to mount all of the Navien tankless water heaters to the mounting brackets, set-up the gas, hot and cold water piping, and completed the majority of the venting. The venting was easily the hardest part on this project as we not only had to follow plumbing code, but we wanted it to look clean and organized. We are very proud of all the work we have accomplished so far! This week will be the finished product and we can’t wait to share that with everyone!

In the meantime, here are the photos from last week!

Commercial Project: 8 Navien Tankless Water Heaters

Hello everyone!

To start off 2019 with a big bang, Hellgate Plumbing is currently undergoing a large and exciting commercial project!

This project takes place at a local condominium, where they originally had two 80 gallon Bradford White natural gas water heaters to serve hot water for 46 units. After they both broke down over the holiday season, Hellgate Plumbing stepped in to save the day!

We will be replacing the old water heaters with a Navien tankless water heater system, using 8 tankless water heaters!! Using more than one Navien unit is called a “cascade” system, and a communication cable will link all of the water heaters together. One water heater will serve as the leader of the group, and once hot water demand exceeds its limit, the next water heater will kick on, and so on.

These systems are rarely shown in Missoula, let alone Montana! We are so thrilled to have our team work on this project, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support and approval of the condominium board and property management company. Thank you for believing in our team and letting us work on a fantastic project!

We will continue to post pictures of this project, but here are some pictures from the project currently:

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!