Older heating systems will begin to lose efficiency and become more expensive to repair as parts become harder to find. Hiring a heating installation contractor to replace the old system with a modern heating system can save you money and lower the monthly heating cost for your home.
Hot Water Heating
One of the most common heating systems in residential homes uses a boiler to circulate hot water through pipes and baseboard radiators to heat the home. The heating installation for this kind of system does involve running copper pipes though out the house, but when the system is complete, it will be extremely efficient and provide a nice, even heat throughout the home.
A secondary benefit of a system like this is that the boiler can also provide the domestic hot water for your home, and eliminating the water heater can save you a lot on your energy costs. The boiler works on demand, so it does not need to run when you are not using the hot water in your home.
Running out of hot water in the shower or not having enough hot water to shower, do dishes, and run the washer simultaneously is virtually eliminated with a modern boiler heating system.
Better Heating Control
When you are ready to start a heating installation with a boiler, talk to your contractor about adding heating zones in your home. A hot water boiler system can have multiple loops in the heating system, and a separate thermostat can control each, so each section of the house can have its own temperature control.
Heating zones in your heating installation can allow you to reduce the temperature in parts of the home, not in use or lower the thermostat upstairs and let the rising heat from the main floor to help heat the upper floors in your home. This can have a dramatic effect on the cost of heating your home and also makes it much more possible to make individual rooms more comfortable for sleeping or working in.
Most hot water boilers run on fuel oil, and the cost to operate a new heating system is often much lower than the old one that was in your home because the new system uses the fuel more efficiently. It is a good idea to check the fuel prices in your area before deciding to change to a boiler with fuel oil if you were previously using a different fuel source or electric heat.
The heating installation contractor can go over the cost of the system and the efficiency with you. Ask them for examples that illustrate the costs and savings before you commit to a new heating system installation so that you can be sure you are getting the right system for your home.