Boiler Heating Systems
Boiler vs Furnace?
These terms are often used interchangeably, but each serves a different function in how heat is generated for your home. Generally speaking, a furnace heats air which is distributed throughout the house via a series of ventilation ductwork. A blower forces this hot air through the duct system heating the rooms in your home
A boiler heating system on the other hand, heats water which is then distributed throughout the home via small pipes connected to radiators, radiant floor systems, or baseboards. Heat is “radiated” from the hot water (or steam) that flows through the pipes.
Most boiler heating systems are fueled by heating oil, propane, or natural gas.
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Boiler System Installation and Replacement
The age and the preventive maintenance and service history of your boiler is going to be the determining factors of when a new boiler installation will have to occur.
When you do find yourself in need of a replacement, you will want to be assured you are dealing with an HVAC company that is experienced in boiler installations and has the expertise to complete the project in a timely manner to create the least disruption to your home possible.
Contact Taylor Mechanical for a free quote and complimentary consultation so we can recommend the best options that are available to you.
Boiler System FAQs
Generally speaking the boiler has the advantages of using less fuel than a furnace, it provides reduced amounts of airborne pollutants than a forced air system, doesn’t require as much maintenance. The downside is that the initial costs are higher with a boiler system than a furnace heating system.
Typically a boiler system only requires an annual maintenance or “tune-up” to maintain its optimal operating performance.
A safety inspection, fuel filter replacement, lubricating moving parts, clean/adjust/replace burner nozzle, and an efficiency performance test.
The three main components are the “burner,” the “combustion chamber” and the “heat exchanger”
This depends on the make and manufacturer and capacity of the unit. Generally, the price range is from $4300 to $10,000, with an average of about $7900.