Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘boilers’

Why Boilers Make Great Home Heating Systems

Monday, December 10th, 2018

boiler-pressure-sensorThe furnace rules the roost when it comes to sheer numbers: there are more furnaces heating homes in the US than any other type of comfort system. But numbers alone don’t mean a furnace is the best pick for every house. Boilers have been around for hundreds of years, and they aren’t going to vanish any time soon—not unless someone discovers something as convenient and inexpensive as hot water for transferring warmth!

If you are currently thinking about installing a heating system for a new home that doesn’t have a ventilation system in place yet, we recommend you place a boiler high on your home comfort shopping list. Boilers offer some terrific benefits when it comes to winter comfort, and a boiler may turn out to be perfect for your new household.

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Did You Know Your Boiler Doesn’t Actually Boil?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

boiler-residentialThe boiler isn’t the most common type of home heating system—that’s the natural gas furnace—but it remains a popular way to provide heat thanks to advantages like energy-efficient performance and long service lives. Boilers offer fast heat distributed evenly through rooms and they help reduce the amount of dust and other debris blown around in the air.

If you have a boiler in your home, you probably already know about these advantages. But here’s something you may not know: your boiler doesn’t actually boil anything.

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Believe the Groundhog or Not, Make Sure Your Heater Is Ready for More Cold!

Monday, February 6th, 2017

girl-welcomes-winter-and-springIt’s that time of year, the first week in February, when here on the East Coast we observe the unusual tradition of asking what a large ground mammal thinks about the near future weather conditions. There are a number of Groundhog Day prophets, most famously Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck. We live much closer to Chuck, so we’re quite happy to hear that he predicted an early spring! (Phil disagrees on this one. Go, Chuck!)

Seriously, however, no matter what groundhogs may say, you have to make sure your home heating system is prepared for any sort of heavy chill during the next six weeks before a spring thaw arrives. Here are some steps to take for extra winter preparation precaution.

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Picking a Great Boiler: Steam, Hot Water, or Condensing

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Although the furnace is the most common type of heating system in homes today, it doesn’t have the world of winter comfort all to itself. Many homeowners have boilers to provide warmth to their households. The energy-efficient performance and cozy heat of a boiler—whether sent through radiators, baseboard heaters, or in-floor elements—makes them attractive alternatives to forced-air heaters.

There are different types of boilers available today, and we’re going to look at the three main ones: steam, hot water, and condensing.

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