Boiler Installation

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Boiler Installation

Expert Boiler Replacement

A new gas fired boiler in Melrose, MAIf your home is heated by forced hot water, also known as hydronic heat, then you have a boiler in your basement. It’s not unusual for a boiler to last for 20 years or more delivering warmth and comfort without fail. But, just like with any other appliance, a time will come when your boiler is at the end of it’s useful life and needs to be replaced.

For new boiler installation in Eastern Massachusetts contact the heating professionals at Absolute Precision Plumbing Heating & Cooling today.

A boiler is the central component in forced hot water heating systems. This type of system is very common here in Eastern Massachusetts where we have an older housing stock and often face bitter cold winters. Annual maintenance of boilers is your best defense to avoid a nightmare scenario such as loss of heat on a cold winter night. Maintenance should be performed by a qualified technician and it should include an inspection of your system to detect telltale signs that might indicate an impending breakdown.

While hydronic heating is both safe and economical a boiler that is not functioning properly may be dangerous and is most likely wasting fuel. Boiler repair and the replacement of worn parts can be a viable option in situations where the boiler can be brought back to peak efficiency for a number of years. But given that today’s boilers are much more efficient along with the fact that rebates are available for heating equipment replacement it may well be that replacing the boiler is your most cost effective solution.

Boiler Replacement Pays Dividends

energy bill cut in half

Cut your energy bill in half!

For decades U.S. households have been fighting the battle against high energy costs. Since space heating accounts for a major portion of a home’s energy bill it stands to reason that greater efficiency in heating equipment would lead to a reduced energy bill. Fortunately, if you are now considering boiler replacement, we have good news.

Advanced Boiler Technology

Boiler technology has come a long way. Boilers installed today must meet federally mandated standards making them significantly more energy efficient than older models. An upgrade is certain to reduce your energy bill. In fact, it’s not unreasonable to expect that a new high efficiency heating system along with some home energy efficiency upgrades would cut the cost of space heating in half.

The True Cost of Boiler Replacement

Replacing a boiler has upfront costs. But unlike many other home improvements it’s an investment that pays for itself over time. The amount of time it takes to recoup your investment depends on the efficiency of the new boiler, the expertise of your heating equipment professional, and the amount of any rebates and tax credits you may qualify for. Contact us to learn more about rebates.

To determine your payback period the chart below is a good starting point. It shows how much you can save yearly based on the AFUE ratings of your new heating system compared to the AFUE of the old one. If you live here in Eastern Massachusetts your home may be one of many that still have an older inefficient boiler–whether gas or oil . If that’s the case installing a new high efficiency boiler would pay for itself in perhaps five years or less just based on fuel consumption alone.

What Is AFUE

AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency. In laymens terms; AFUE is a measure of how much of the fuel going into an appliance is converted into actual heat.

Another way to look at AFUE is in terms of dollars and cents. A 60% AFUE boiler is wasting 40% of the energy it consumes. That means it’s wasting $40 out of every $100 worth of purchased fuel.

To do a quick calculation find the AFUE listed on the nameplate of your current boiler and determine how much you spend on heating fuel yearly. Then divide the annual expenditure by 100 and use the appropriate column to multiply the result.

Chart based on AFUE depicting estimated annual savings for every $100 of fuel

Superior Heating System

A forced hot water, or hydronic, heating system is superior in many ways to warm air systems. Hydronic systems radiate heat through a sealed system making for a cleaner, healthier, and more comfortable environment.

The advantages of hydronic heating include:

  • •Evenly distributed heat
  • •Minimal movement of allergens and dust particles
  • •No bulky ductwork
  • •Customized room by room heating with heating zones

Consult A Professional

The boiler replacement process should begin with a heating system evaluation from a trusted and knowledgeable heating system professional.  If, in fact your home does need a new boiler a qualified professional will survey your home and make recommendations based on actual data and heat load calculations.

Your best choice in the North of Boston area is Absolute Precision Plumbing Heating & Cooling. Contact us here.

Specialists in high efficiency heating systems Absolute Precision has over 30 years’ experience installing all makes, models, and sizes of boilers. With an evaluation of your family’s comfort needs along with accurate sizing information for your new system we’ll help you select a boiler that’s a perfect fit for your home. Once installed, your system will be running at peak efficiency. You’ll enjoy superior warmth and comfort while saving money on your energy bill.

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I’ve used Absolute a few times in the last few years. They have installed a new high efficiency boiler and furnace for me. They have also done some general plumbing. Each time they have been excellent. They do it just like I want it; it looks good and works well when they are done, and they clean up after themselves. I would recommend them to anyone looking for plumbing work. I will definitely continue using them again in the future!

Steve M. Peabody, MA Boiler & Furnace Install w/ General Plumbing October 4, 2016

For precision comfort along with precision control you can count on Absolute Precision Plumbing Heating & Cooling.

 

Our primary service area includes:
Andover, North Andover, Boxford, Topsfield, Middleton, Danvers, Beverly, Peabody, Lynnfield, North Reading, Reading, Wilmington, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Melrose, Stoneham, Woburn, Winchester
Reduce heating costs by as much as 3 percent for each degree your thermostat is lowered    Clean and/or replace furnace filters regularly during the heating season    Clean warm-air registers, radiators, and baseboard heaters as needed    Bleed hot water radiators once or twice a season to eliminate trapped air    Open draperies and shades on south-facing windows during the day, close at night    Turn off kitchen and bath exhaust fans within 20 minutes of use    Please like our page on Facebook to get helpful tips all year long    Keep warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators clear of carpeting, furniture, or drapes    Place heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators    For long term energy savings consider upgrading to high efficiency equipment    Set your thermostat to the desired temperature. Jacking it up will only cause your furnace to run longer    Stop fireplace draft using a chimney balloon    For more money saving and home comfort tips please like us on Facebook.         Massachusetts places first in U.S. for energy efficiency in 2015. That's five years in a row