Home Heating Solutions
Warmer Homes for Your Family and You.
As a company founded and based in Massachusetts, our team of heating contractors know first-hand how cold the winter months can be. That’s why we specialize in a wide variety of quality, high-performance heating products that are designed to keep your home and your family comfortable. From furnaces to boilers and even geothermal systems, our local team of professionals is on-hand to help make your house feel like a home.
Smarter Heating Starts Here.
Every year, our team spends countless hours interacting with homeowners, helping them pick the most efficient heating solution. It could be a new system for a new home, getting your existing system upgraded, or even servicing your current system. Whatever the requirement, our team approaches the project with a well-defined process that starts with a scientific evaluation of your home’s heating needs. Our team then translates the recommendation either into the product that best fits your family's needs, or how best to get the most from your existing system.
One way to get the most out of your existing system is through our Annual Maintenance Care (AMC) package - one of our most popular services. Regardless of the make and model, every year, a member of our technical team will visit your home and conduct a thorough check of the heating system. Apart from making sure the system runs efficiently, they will also address any minor issues before they snowball into bigger problems down the road.
An essential system in nearly every home in the Northeast and the Midwest because of cold winter months, home furnaces are among the most popular products our technicians deal with daily. In simple terms, a system that converts natural gas or propane into heat, a Gas Furnace creates warmth for the entire house, which is then pumped into every living space through the house's ducting network.
We take great pride in the level of comfort we can bring to our customers' lives. To our technicians, this comfort directly translates into home heating systems operating efficiently for their entire lifespan (20-25 years) and converting as much fuel into heat as possible with minimal loss, thereby saving you thousands of dollars a year in energy bills.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How often do I need to service my furnace?
At the very least, we strongly recommend having your entire furnace system inspected once a year. This inspection ensures that any potential problems are spotted well in advance before they have a chance to develop into larger issues that can potentially shut down the system entirely.
To simplify Gas Furnace maintenance, we offer all our customers one of the best AMC packages in the industry that takes all the hassle and worry about maintaining the furnace and ensures that your family has warmth and comfort when they need it most.
What are the differences between condensing and non-condensing Gas Furnaces?
The most crucial difference between these two types of furnaces is their fuel efficiency level. Non-condensing furnaces have an AFUE score of around 80% and use a standard chimney for exhaust ventilation. Condensing gas furnaces, on the other hand, have an AFUE score that starts from 90%, and use a PVC pipe for ventilation.
The other critical difference is the price. Since condensing furnaces are more efficient, they are going to require a slightly higher initial investment. This higher upfront fee, however, is offset by lower energy bills throughout the year, since fuel is more efficiently burned to generate heat.
How do I know if I should replace my furnace or simply have it serviced?
While it is most certainly more affordable to repair a furnace system than replace it, the only person best suited to answer that question would be one of our certified technicians. Should you experience any issues such as no heat or not enough heat, strange sounds and or odors, Carbon Monoxide alarms, and so on, then calling us as soon as possible is your best bet.
Boilers of varying sizes are easily the most popular heating system in the industry. They can be found in most residential homes as an alternative to the more expensive and complicated HVAC systems. If you’re looking for a robust and cost-effective heating solution for your home that is affordable to run and easy to maintain and service, then boilers are the way to go. More importantly, with fewer moving parts and more straightforward mechanics, they typically last at least two to three decades if maintained well.
From a performance standpoint, home boiler systems do have some distinct advantages to flashier HVAC systems. Heating rooms more evenly and faster, for example, since the piping used in the home runs through the entire floor and not just to one corner of it. Lastly, and critically for those cold winter months, boilers also create hot water on demand for use in the bathroom and the kitchen, something HVAC systems cannot do.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the different kinds of boilers?
Although which boiler is ideal for your home is a decision best guided by your technician, in principle, there are four different kinds of boilers:
Heat Only boiler: No domestic hot water
Combi-boilers: All-in-one unit to provide heat and domestic hot water.
Heating boiler with a domestic hot water tank: Good for larger families that need more hot water.
Steam Boiler: Steam boilers heat steam radiators. Popular in older Victorian style homes.
Are boilers more expensive to run?
While it is true that boilers do have a higher upfront cost (as far as installation is concerned), they do compensate and then some with a lower maintenance cost over the entire life of the system, based on the assumption that they are properly serviced and maintained.
How do I know if my boiler needs some attention?
Like any other system for the home, there are plenty of clear indications that your boiler needs to be looked at by a certified technician. Chief among these indicators are things like the boiler home not really heating up the living areas of your home, energy bills gradually rising over time, strange smells and noises emanating from the boiler and so on.
Geothermal & Air Source Systems
What once used to be considered a second-tier heating system, home geothermal systems and air-source heat pump systems today have crossed over firmly into the mainstream. They are a legitimate home heating solution alongside Gas Furnaces and Traditional Boilers.
While both function like heat pumps, air-source systems use the heat from the air outside to warm your home, while geothermal systems use the constant temperature below ground for the same purpose. The advantages of both these systems are primarily monetary - since you don’t have to rely on fuel to keep your home warm during the cold winter months.
It is worth noting, though, that given the work required to install the heat exchange network for geothermal systems, the installation costs are on the high side compared to the other options available in the market. The savings in energy bills post-installation can more than make up for the upfront investment, especially if your current heating system isn’t very efficient.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What kind of climates do heat pumps work best in?
Traditionally, geothermal and air-source systems work best in regions where winter temperatures do not drop below freezing. However, newer technology is breaking that stigma and now heat pumps are an adequate heat source in all climates as long as they are designed and installed correctly. Another approach is a dual fuel or hybrid system, which combines both a heat pump system and a Gas Furnace or Boiler to
Can I install a Geothermal system if my home is already built?
Absolutely! While there’s no denying that the biggest challenge in setting up a geothermal system is the installation of the heat exchange coils, there are plenty of configurations available that work with the layout of your home. The only thing to keep in mind is to have an additional amount budgeted for landscape repairs post installation.
I have a high-efficiency furnace already installed. Do I need a geothermal unit as well?
This decision depends on the age of your existing heating system. If it’s new, then the addition of a geothermal system is not required. However, if you’re in the market for a new heating system, then a geothermal or air-source system should definitely be on your list of options to consider.
Whether you’re in the process of building a new home or remodeling an existing one, there are more options on the market today for indoor heating than just deciding whether to opt for a heating system that uses propane, heating oil, or natural gas. One excellent option to consider is a Heat Pump system, the other a Hybrid heating system. Both are incredibly effective at heating your home and keeping energy bills to a bare minimum.
In our experience, we recommend hybrid systems to customers in the market to buy a new system as it combines the best of both worlds. Superb heating if the temperature falls below a certain threshold, courtesy the Gas Furnace or the Boiler, low energy bills the remainder of the year - as much as 30 to 50 percent over the year - from the Heat Pump that doesn’t use fossil fuels to generate heat.