Archive for October, 2016

Choosing a Different Type of Heating System for a Replacement

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We’ve recently looked into the question of when you should replace your home heating system, first looking into gas furnaces (the most common type of heater found in homes) and then boilers. In both cases, we focused on replacing a heater with another of the same type: a new gas furnace to replace an old gas furnace, for example.

But this won’t always be the case. When you plan on a new heating installation, you may consider going with a new type of heater altogether. You should always consult with professionals about this, since not every heating system is ideal for all homes. Below we’ve listed some possibilities for changing over to a new kind of home heater. This will help get you started thinking about your options. Call us to assist when you’re ready to make a choice. (more…)

Is Ductless Heating a Good Option for My Home?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

If you are currently considering a new heating system installation for your home—whether it’s a new home or you are replacing an aging system—you might have considered going with a ductless mini split heat pump. Ductless comfort systems are increasing in popularity in the U.S. thanks to the many benefits they offer.

However, whether a ductless heating system is right for you depends on a number of factors. We’ll look at some of them below. (more…)

Is It Time to Replace Your Boiler?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

A few weeks ago, we addressed the question of how to know when an old furnace needs to be replaced. If you read that and thought, “Well, I’m sure this is good advice, but I have a boiler, not a furnace,” than this is the post for you. Boilers have a different set of considerations when it comes to replacing them than furnaces, and we’ve put together a guide to help you make the choice about getting a new boiler. (more…)

Heat Pump Reminder: It Does Need a Fall Tune-Up!

Monday, October 10th, 2016

We’ve been addressing the importance of regular heating maintenance during the fall over the last couple of weeks. This week, we want to look into a specific issue about fall maintenance that often catches people by surprise. Homes that use heat pumps for both summer and winter comfort must schedule a maintenance visit in the fall, even if they already scheduled one in the spring. (more…)

A Furnace Reckoning: Time to Replace Your Gas Furnace?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Last week we wrote about how to keep your furnace safe. One of those suggestions was to replace a furnace that was too old to do its job effectively, which would make it a higher risk of creating combustion and carbon monoxide hazards. Safety isn’t the sole reason to retire an old furnace, however. Once a furnace reaches a certain age, it will begin to waste energy and present a higher change of a permanent breakdown during the winter. (more…)