Things To Consider When Upgrading Your Home Heating System To A Hot Water Boiler

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Things To Consider When Upgrading Your Home Heating System To A Hot Water Boiler

Things To Consider When Upgrading Your Home Heating System To A Hot Water Boiler

16 January 2023
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Heating your home in the winter and providing hot water for bathing and washing dishes, clothing, or other uses is vital. Combining the tasks with a hot water boiler can be a significant upgrade in many older homes. However, a residential boiler installation is not a small undertaking, so there are some things to consider. 

Boiler Systems

A hot water boiler is an excellent combination system that heats the water as you need it for domestic use and circulates hot water through radiant baseboard heaters to warm your home. The system is dependable and efficient and can be an excellent upgrade if you are trying to get away from electric or hot air heat and a water heater in your home.

However, a residential boiler installation can take some work in a home that previously used a different heat system because copper pipes and baseboard heater installation is required. The boiler needs to be put in, and your hot water lines rerouted from the water heater to the boiler. 

While the installation can take some time, once the system is in place and working, it can have a huge impact on the comfort of your home through the winter months and typically save you money on heating and hot water generation. You may have to endure a week or two of work in your home to prepare the system, but once it is complete, most people are glad they made the change. 

Zone Heating

One huge benefit that a residential boiler installation offers is the ability to put your heat on zones throughout your house. The builder uses a closed loop for water heating the home and can provide several independent loops that work independently. This allows you to split the heating system and have a zone on the first floor and another on the upper floors. 

The advantage is that you can lower the heat on the upper floors and use the rising heat from the floor below to offset the warmth. Setting the thermostat from each loop individually allows you to maintain the temperature you want in different parts of your home, saving you money in the long run.  

Hot Water

When you switch to a residential boiler installation, you may notice a difference in your hot water supply. Because the boiler makes hot water very quickly, it does not store it in a tank, so unless the boiler stops working, you don't have to worry about running out. 

This is a great benefit for families with multiple showers happening back to back or when bathing kids and refilling the tub several times in a short period. It also means that running the dishwasher, washing machines, and having a shower simultaneously is possible.  

For more information about residential boiler installation, contact a local company. 

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I used to routinely get calls from HVAC contractors in my area offering annual maintenance contracts. As soon they would identify themselves, I would quickly say no thank you and hang up. After all, my heating and cooling system was working fine. Why would I spend money on services I clearly didn't need? Boy was I wrong! A few years ago, my AC unit suddenly stopped working. I called my HVAC contractor to have it repaired and assumed that my warranty would pick up the bill. That was until I learned my warranty was voided due to a lack of maintenance. Out of nowhere, my decision to ignore those maintenance calls was about to cost me more than a $1,000. I know there are others out there like me. It is my hope that this site will provide them with the knowledge they need to avoid the mistakes I made.