Circulator Pump Repair and Replacement Services
If you have a hydronic heating system, it’s important to make sure the system is in good working order ahead of the cold winter months. This includes maintenance on the circulator pump as it is the most important component of the system, and essential to keeping your home warm.
Circulator Pump Repair
The problem you experience depends on the pump type – cartridge circulators of three-piece circulators.
Cartridge circulators have become the industry standard since they are water-lubricated, which means they don’t require oil. Since there aren’t many replaceable parts, the most common problem is when a cartridge just needs to be replaced. This is not a major job, and there is no need to worry about replacing the main pump.
At Leaside Plumbing, we supply parts for the most common brands of circulators.
Three-piece circulators tend to be more problematic – they are usually on older systems with a number of replaceable parts and should be oiled on a regular basis. The best time for maintenance on a three-piece circulator pump is at the end of the summer months, ahead of the winter and before the first cold snap. Regular maintenance will ensure your hydronic heating is trouble-free and able to keep you warm when you need it most!
Replacing a Circulator Pump
Replacing a circ pump requires a plumbing professional, and we can help you make the right decision.
Different pumps have different flow rates, which is the maximum volume of water than can be circulated at any given head range (the number of feet a pump raises or lowers water at atmospheric pressure). Circulators can be cast iron for closed-loop systems, but open-loop systems require bronze or stainless steel pumps, which will prevent corrosion. Some models offer variable speed functions that vary according to the home’s heating load throughout the day.
Contact Leaside Plumbing in Toronto if you need to replace your circulator pump. We have the necessary expertise to install and maintain the most common brands.
Hearing odd noises?
If you start to hear some odd noises in your home, this could indicate a problem with the circ pump – contact us at (416) 423-8682 for a visit from a licensed and certified heating expert.
We’re here to help with a hassle-free and efficient service call.