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Do I have a Boiler or a Furnace?

Do I have a Boiler or a Furnace? What's the difference between a furnace and a boiler? Homeowners typically refer to their heating unit as a "furnace" - but not all homes have a furnace. So, what’s the difference between a boiler and furnace and why does it matter? A boiler uses hot water to heat the living space, while a furnace uses warm air. The heat and the way it's circulated throughout your home are different. What is a boiler?  Boilers heat water. The water is then turned into steam or hot water. The [...]

2020-08-19T13:52:03-04:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Heating Service, HVAC Systems|Tags: , , , |

7 Best Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption

Whether you heat your home with oil, gas, or electricity, these 7 tips can help you cut your energy consumption and maintain comfortable temperatures in your home during the winter:

Boiler Replacement – Is It Time?

In an oil-heated home, your boiler is one of the most important pieces of equipment. It not only keeps the house warm in these cold New England winters, but it heats the water for showers, baths, washing dishes, and keeps the pipes from freezing and bursting. Some days you may not notice it. But because it is also a big investment, its important to know when it may need replacing before it costs you more in repairs, becomes unsafe, or completely stops working on a cold, snowy night. But how do you know when it's [...]

Saving on Heating Costs – Tip #6 Turn Down the Hot Water Heater

Tip #6: Turn Down the Hot Water Heater The standard setting for a hot water heater is 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but The Simple Dollar notes that dialing down to 120 degrees, which is still plenty warm, can push energy costs down by 6 to 10 percent. Other strategies, such as a tankless or solar water heater, may have a bigger impact but require an initial investment of at least several hundred dollars.   Check back over the next few weeks to see all 12 tips and tricks to stay warm and not blow the budget [...]

2020-02-17T16:26:40-05:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |