Monthly Archives: July 2011

Maintaining Furnaces and Boilers

http://www.heatingandcoolingrochester.com The following maintenance should be provided by a heating system professional. All systems: Check the condition of your vent connection pipe and chimney. Parts of the venting system may have deteriorated over time. Chimney problems can be expensive to … Continue reading

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Replacing Your Furnace or Boiler

http://www.heatingandcoolingrochester.com Although older furnace and boiler systems had efficiencies in the range of 56%–70%, modern conventional heating systems can achieve efficiencies as high as 97%, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for your home. Energy efficiency upgrades and … Continue reading

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Retrofitting Your Furnace or Boiler

http://www.heatingandcoolingrochester.com Furnaces and boilers can be retrofitted to increase their efficiency. These upgrades improve the safety and efficiency of otherwise sound, older systems. The costs of retrofits should be carefully weighed against the cost of a new boiler or furnace, … Continue reading

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Understanding the Efficiency Rating of Furnaces and Boilers

http://www.heatingandcoolingrochester.com A central furnace or boiler’s efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). The Federal Trade Commission requires new furnaces or boilers to display their AFUE so consumers can compare heating efficiencies of various models. AFUE is a … Continue reading

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Furnaces and Boilers what to know…

http://www.heatingandcoolingrochester.com Most U.S. homes are heated with either furnaces or boilers. Furnaces heat air and distribute the heated air through the house using ducts; boilers heat water, providing either hot water or steam for heating. Steam is distributed via pipes … Continue reading

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Attic Insulation Contractor

http://www.heatingandcoolingrochester.com Properly insulating and air sealing your attic will help reduce your energy bills. Attics are often one of the easiest places in a house to insulate, especially if you’d like to add insulation. Before insulating or deciding whether to add insulation … Continue reading

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Gas Fired Hot Water Boiler Repair

http://www.heatingandcoolingrochester.com A hot water boiler is an appliance used to heat water for a hydronic heating system. The hot water is distributed through the home in pipes and radiate heat into the rooms with either a steel radiator (newer homes) … Continue reading

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