There are three types of popular heating units: Furnaces, Boilers and Heat Pumps.
Furnaces are great because they will heat your home in any condition and regardless of outside temperatures. A furnace uses either natural gas, propane or electricity to generate the heat and then circulates that heat within the home; there are gas furnaces, oil furnaces, and electric furnaces. Highly efficient furnaces are rated by the U.S. Department of Energy. The higher the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) value the more efficient the furnace.
Boilers as one would expect, boil water until it is hot. The hot water is then distributed through pipes to the different radiators or baseboard heaters inside the home, which then produce the heat that will warm each room with the house.
Heat pumps on the other hand are great for warmer climates and essentially not very useful in colder areas, like the northern states within U.S. The reason that heat pumps will not suffice in colder climates is because unlike a furnace and boiler, they do not generate the heat and instead will transfer the existing heat form a warm area to cold area.
Furnace, Boiler & Heater Repair – Heating systems can be repaired and upgraded for efficiencies. Often times, we encourage our clients to repair their unit and get the maximum use, while enjoying the improvements. We are also very transparent with our work and will advise our clients to replace their unit if the cost of repair outweighs the cost of replacement. We believe in building long term relationships with our clients and many years of service with us, these are the standards that guide all of us on Enviro Air Systems, without any exceptions!
Furnace, Boiler & Heater Replacement – Newer and more modern conventional heating systems can offer almost twice the efficiency as older units. In return offering energy efficiency, lower fuel costs and furnace pollution output. Gas furnaces that still use pilot light instead of electronic ignitions and old coal burning heaters that use oil or gas are all a great candidate for replacement with newer more efficient and effective units.
Furnace, Boiler & Heater Maintenance – There are a few steps to take for maintaining a home heating system. It is important to check for specific conditions for both the units themselves as well as their connections. The physical condition of the heating exchange is a good place to start. For example, a boiler heat exchanger that leaks water is easy to see or having the furnace inspected by our technicians for any gas leaks. During the maintenance visit, our technicians can help adjust the controls of ur heating unit to provide optimum comfort and efficiency in heating temperature. During our visit, we will also check for the condition of the connection pipe and chimney to ensure that the system has not deteriorated over time.