This is a boiler that provides supplemental heat to a house that already has forced air heating. Heat from this boiler is used on the lower level to heat a number of rooms each of which have separate thermostatic controls. In addition to heating the rooms in the lower level, this boiler is also used to heat the floor of the garage. In addition to heating the floor of the garage, it heats an apron outside of the garage, so that if you have ice buildup you can just use a shovel and just push it away because it will have melted the interface between the snow and the concrete. In addition to heating the garage floor, this boiler is also used to heat domestic water with an indirect water tank. This water tank operates at the same 95% efficiency as the boiler does. You can tell it’s a 95% boiler by looking at the plastic flue pipes. Your standard domestic water heater operates at 58%. This will significantly reduce your impact on the environment and reduce your water heating costs.
No matter how much you enjoy the cold weather, you still need a warm house through the season, and keeping a house warm can get costly.
It doesn’t have to be too costly, however! We’ve put together a few tips for lowering your big heating budget from last year to one that’s more manageable.
When it comes to allergies, fall doesn’t get the same reputation spring does. That’s not to say the autumn season does not present it’s own challenges, in fact, the truth is quite the opposite. Fall allergies affect a lot of people, and to make things worse, the cooler temperatures can reduce the effectiveness of your immune system which enhances the effects of allergies.
It’s a warm, sometimes hot September we’re experiencing this year. It may seem odd to bring up the topic of home heating—not to mention a bit uncomfortable even to think about—but hot weather shouldn’t dissuade you from scheduling an important home heating service: regular professional maintenance.
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