Boiler or Furnace Replacement Reduces Operating Costs
Eventually there comes a time when that old boiler or furnace gasps its last breath and replacement is the only sensible option. The good news is that virtually any modern boiler or furnace replacement will be significantly more efficient than the one it is replacing, so ultimately you will save on operating costs. Upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace or boiler is an effective way to save money on home heating. Trust Paquette Plumbing to properly size, install and service your gas or oil equipment.
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More Choices for Heating your Home or Office
We specialize in installation of electric heat pumps, geothermal, propane and oil-fired boiler and furnace replacement. Each has its benefits, but your specific situation can help determine which is right for you. We’ll provide all the information and options available to make the decision that suits your home or business.
We are certified dealers and installers of many top name brands of boilers and furnaces, including:
Boiler or Furnace Replacement vs. Installing a Hot Water Heating System: What’s the Difference?
Furnaces heat air with fuel and then move the heated air through the house using vents or ducts. These systems are best installed during construction or renovations so the ducts can be incorporated into the designs.
Boilers heat water and use that hot water or steam for carrying the heat throughout the home. With boilers, steam or hot water is sent to radiators. Steam boilers are less efficient generally, and are being replaced with much more advanced technology that makes better use of the energy required to heat your home.
Hot Water Systems
Hot water heating systems send the water to be distributed through baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems and can be very efficient since heat loss is kept to a minimum.
Heat pumps are efficient because they move heat rather than generate heat. Believe it or not, there is actually heat in cold air. Not to get too scientific, trust us that heat pumps efficiently use that heat and transfer it, or move it to your home.
The temperature underground does not change much because the earth insulates itself from the air temperatures. In Vermont, we know that six feet below ground is below the “frost line” meaning that the cold winter air never reaches that deep. Using that concept, we can go thirty feet deep and pull heat and cooling right from the ground. In winter, a liquid loop gathers warmth and brings it into the house. In summer, that same system uses the steady temperatures to reduce humidity in the living space.
- To maintain your heating system’s efficiency, and ensure healthy indoor air quality, it’s critical to maintain the unit and its venting mechanism.
- Proper maintenance extends the life of your furnace or boiler and saves you money.