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Service company recommendations in Pennsylvania
Hello! I am looking for recommendations for a service tech/company in Central/Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm located between Williamsport, PA and Wilkes-Barre, PA. The closest I found using the contractor search was one in Lititz, but they don't service my area.
I have a 1985 Peerless natural gas steam boiler in a home built in the 1850s. There are 10 single pipe radiators hooked up to it. We moved into the house in spring of 2018 and had a local company do yearly cleanings, but I'm concerned that they're not super familiar with the quirks of steam systems. It heats well and quickly, but when it is refires after the first cycle, it is making a loud low humming noise through one of main the pipes that go to one side of the house. It almost sounds like a big low boat horn. I can feel the pipe vibrating when I put my hand on it, it's not like a violent rattle, just enough to cause a low, sometimes loud hum.
This is my first house, first time with steam, and I'm pretty sure the previous owners didn't know much either -- they only lived there for 2 years before selling. They weren't in love with the quirks of a historic home, so I'm concerned that it wasn't really looked after. I've learned a few things, but not enough to know if a service company is any good or not. I'd love to get an expert out to check the system out and also to teach me what sort of things to look out for, and what things I can do myself.
Any suggestions? Thanks!!!!