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I’m Planning on New Heating Installation—Is a Boiler a Good Option?

You’re moving into a new home or having a new home built. It doesn’t have a heating system in place yet, and you have many options to choose from when it comes to selecting the type of heater to install. The standard home heating system is one that uses forced-air, such as a furnace or a heat pump. But you can also go with a hydronic heating system, such as a boiler, that circulates heated water through pipes to terminal points (radiators, baseboard heaters) rather than through heated air sent through a ventilation system.

If you’re considering a boiler as your new home’s heating system, consider some of these advantages:

  • Energy savings: Water is a better medium for heat transference than air, and that means a boiler will need to run less often than a furnace or heat pump to provide comfort. You can expect to save money with a boiler compared to a forced-air heater.
  • Longevity: A boiler contains fewer mechanical parts that will wear down over time than furnaces and heat pumps. This not only means a boiler will experience a smaller number of repairs, but it also means a long system life—and more time to enjoy those energy savings.
  • Even spread of heat: The radiant heating that comes from boilers—whether of a radiator, baseboard heater, or flooring—spreads evenly through space to provide faster and more comfortable warmth than that from a forced-air system.
  • Quiet operation: Boilers will reduce the noise pollution in your home with their quiet operation.

There are some possible drawbacks to boilers, so always consult with your local professional installers first before making a final choice for a new heater. Our technicians are glad to assist you in making the best decision.

Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers heating service in Ankeny, IA. If you want a service provider who will treat you and your home like their own, then call us today.

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