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Heating Options to Consider This Fall

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

gas-burnerWe may not be dealing with consistently cold weather yet, but it’s not far off. Before long, you’re going to be relying on your home heating system to keep comfortable on a daily basis. If you are in the market for a new heating system, it’s probably better that you have one installed sooner rather than later. That doesn’t mean that you should just pick one without proper vetting, though. Each heating system has its own set of advantages, and it’s important that you find one that best fits your needs. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular heating system types available on the market, and the advantages that each can offer you.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Boiler This Winter

Monday, December 26th, 2016

If you’re looking for a heating system this winter, you’re probably buried in a dozen different options. There are a ton of different heating systems available on the market, and it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. Fortunately, you don’t have to make this decision alone. Read on to find out why you might want to consider installing a boiler this winter. 

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The Benefits of Boiler Installation

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Inertia is a powerful force when it comes to installing a new home heating system. Most people get into the heating market seeking to get the same kind of heating system that they had before, providing that they had a positive experience with the previous one. The perception is often that this will make everything go more smoothly, without having to bother with all those other options. However, there are many advantages to be gained by considering other heating options. Let’s take a look at boilers, how they work, and the advantages they provide.

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How to Tell You Should Schedule a New Boiler Installation

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Boilers have built up a reputation over the last century for being extremely sturdy. A well maintained boiler can last well over a decade, depending on the circumstances. Despite their long-lasting natures, however, boilers eventually do have to be replaced. The following are some of the signs that you need to schedule a new boiler installation.

Increase in Repair Frequency

Like all heating systems, a boiler will occasionally have a need for part replacement or some other repair need. However, you should pay close attention to the frequency of your boiler’s repair needs. Once or twice a year is no big deal, and about average for many home heating systems. Once or twice every couple of months is a big problem. Usually, this is caused by cumulative wear and tear that is causing multiple parts to fail in sequence. This is a side effect of age and years of use, and the only thing that can really be done about it is to replace the boiler.

Increase in Heating Bill

Your heating bill is naturally going to fluctuate slightly from month to month. This is, of course, the result of your demand for heating being different each month. When your heating bill begins to rise consistently, however, it’s a sign of a problem with your boiler. This is usually an indication of your boiler struggling to work as efficiently as it used to, likely due to its individual parts beginning to degrade. When this happens, it’s a good sign that the boiler needs to be replaced.

Age

Though boilers can last a very long time, when they reach a certain age they become more and more likely to fail. That time is usually around age 15. If your boiler is younger than that, and well taken care of, then you can probably make it last a few more years. If your boiler is older than 15, and experiencing some of the aforementioned problems, you should probably install a new one.

If you aren’t sure whether or not to replace your boiler, call Switzerland Air. We provide boiler repair and installation throughout Brazoria, TX.

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What Are the Advantages of a Boiler when Compared to a Furnace?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The boiler vs. furnace debate is perhaps one of the most common home heating discussions today. Both are very common systems, each with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Boilers in particular, however, have a very interesting group of benefits to offer the homeowner brave enough to install them. Let’s take a look at what a boiler system can offer you.

Radiant Heating

The most common boiler-based system is called “radiant heating.” It begins with the installation of a network of water pipes in each room of the house you want heated. These pipes are often installed in the walls or subfloor of the room. The network is then connected to the boiler, which uses it to distribute hot water throughout the house.

As the hot water moves through the pipes, it radiates heat outward. The heat travels through the walls, (or floor) and into the room. Rather than using air as a medium for transporting heat, radiant heat transfers thermal energy through solid objects in the room.

There are two major benefits to this type of heating. The first is that the room is heated very evenly. Forced air systems blow hot air into a room, which immediately rises to the ceiling where it doesn’t do anyone any good. As the air cools, it sinks down to the floor and creates uncomfortable fluctuations in temperature within the room. Radiant heating keeps all of its heat near the floor of the room, and isn’t affected by any sort of air currents.

The second benefit is that radiant heating delivers much more of its heat to its destination than forced air systems do. Current estimates by government agencies state that forced air systems lose as much as 30% of their heat on average to duct leaks. Radiant heating systems avoid this issue altogether, since they utilize a different delivery system. Water is also a much better heat conductor than air is, allowing more heat to be delivered in the first place.

If you are thinking about installing a boiler, call Switzerland Air to schedule an appointment with us today.. We provide boiler installation services throughout Brazoria, TX.

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What Should I Expect with My New Boiler?

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Boilers are among the best options for getting quality and energy-efficient heat for your home. Although boilers rarely “boil” anything any more (the earliest models boiled water to create steam, which was where they got their name), they have advanced with the times to remain popular across the country for keeping back the winter weather.

What makes boilers such perennials in the HVAC world? The best way to explain is to tell you what exactly you can expect when you get a new boiler installation in Brazoria, TX. Contact Switzerland Air when you’re interested in getting a new boiler; heating services are a specialty of ours and we can help guide your through the process from picking the unit to installing and maintaining it.

Fewer repairs

Because boiler have only a small number moving parts, unlike furnaces, they do not suffer as much of the wear and tear that will eventually require repairs. You can expect to spend much less getting your boiler serviced than you would with other systems.

An extended lifespan

At the moment, there are few heaters that can match a boiler for longevity. If you take care of the few repair needs that will crop up, and enroll in a regular maintenance program that will keep your heating system operating in top shape, you can expect a boiler to last for many years. Most boilers exceed their estimated lifespan—provided they receive excellent, professional care.

Clean heating

It’s something that people often don’t consider, but getting warmth from a forced-air system like a furnace can have a potentially negative effect on air quality. Ductwork naturally picks up dust and dirt, which a furnace’s fans will then blow into your home. But boilers do not use air or any kind of ducts to provide heat. They use hydronic power—hot water circulated through pipes to end points like floorboards and radiators—to provide warmth. You can expect cleaner air (which is especially important if there are people in your house with allergies) from your new boiler.

Keep in mind that boilers may not be perfect for every home. It’s always best to seek the advice of HVAC professional before you make a choice about a new home heating system. The professionals will calculate how much heat your home needs and find the right system at the right size to give you quality warmth throughout the winter.

When you think it’s time for a boiler installation in your Brazoria, TX home, contact the NATE-certified technicians at Switzerland Air.

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