November 15, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions for Installing a New Heating System
1. What type of heating system should I get? Boiler or furnace?
Step one is figuring out what type of heating system you currently have, a boiler or a furnace, and if you want to install the same type of system. Most often, homeowners will install a newer model of the equipment that they already have. Furnaces, also known as forced air systems, distribute hot air through ducts to heat your living space. Boilers distribute hot water and steam through pipes to radiant heaters, like baseboards, to heat your living space.
2. Which brand, make, and model should I purchase?
Every heating system is unique to the house it heats. Contact your local heating company to discuss the brands that they offer in order to determine which would be the best fit for your unique heating needs and budget. Your heating provider will conduct a site visit so they can evaluate your specific needs.
3. Is there a service plan that I can sign up for to protect my new system?
A new boiler or furnace is a major investment! It is a wise choice to enroll in a service plan so that you can take advantage of preventative maintenance to help prolong the life and operating efficiency of your equipment. Plus, if future repairs are required, you’ll get a discount.
4. Are there any rebates I can take advantage of?
Many new high-efficiency heating systems could qualify for nationwide, statewide, or local rebate opportunities. Check with your HVAC company to ask if they are aware of rebate opportunities for your equipment.
5. How will my new heating system affect my heating bills?
When you upgrade to a new high-efficiency heating system you can reduce your heating bills by as much as 30% per year! Talk with your HVAC provider about the efficiency rating of the equipment you are interested in to get a better idea of how a new system can help lower your heating oil bills.