Boiler replacement is not as well-understood as furnace replacement, which puts Robinson Heating & Cooling, a division of Robinson Metal, Inc. technicians in the position of consultant when this question comes up with homeowners.
Boilers are similar to furnaces in that they play a role in heating your home, but the system it uses to get the job done is completely different than that for a furnace. While furnaces circulate heated air through the duct system in the house, boilers circulate hot water through pipes in radiators and radiant floor heating systems.
Boiler replacement does not have to wait until your unit completely shuts down. If your home has an older boiler, it may be worthwhile to investigate whether a newer, more efficient model would deliver enhanced comfort along with energy cost savings.
Heat pumps can supplement boiler replacement strategy
You have several choices when it comes to boiler replacement, some of which don’t involve replacing your boiler at all. Let us explain.
Your boiler may have several years of life left in it, making it sensible to keep it in operation with a little help from a friend in the form of a heat pump. A heat pump can help assist the boiler in heating your home on the milder winter days and can help distribute the hot water more efficiently throughout your home. It is even possible to connect it to radiant in-floor heating systems.
Some boilers can also double as hot water heaters, or with the addition of an indirect storage tank, the existing boiler can provide the domestic hot water for the home.
Our home heating experts can help you answer these questions with a free, no-obligation consultation. We will identify exactly which systems are ideal for your home’s configuration, and let you know what rebates and incentives are available to help you save money on any boiler replacement decision you make.
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Robinson Heating & Cooling has been serving the Green Bay, Wisconsin, and surrounding areas since 1975. As the region’s trusted source for residential, commercial and industrial HVAC services, Robinson Heating & Cooling repairs all makes and models of heating and cooling equipment in addition to installing new equipment from leading brands. Call (920) 490-3394 for a consultation or to schedule an appointment.
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