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Boston Heating Systems

In Boston, choosing the right heating system is no laughing matter. After all, the City on a Hill is famous for its rough winters, which include months of freezing temperatures, high winds, and heavy snowfalls. Combine that brutal climate with the rapidly rising costs associated with heating your home, and it's easy to see why homeowners across the Greater Boston metropolitan area are on the hunt for a heating system in Boston that is going to be beneficial for their home and their pocketbooks.

Choosing the Right Heating System
Finding the right heating system is easier said than done, however. There are a number of heating systems out there to choose from, and they utilize just as many different available fuel sources. Furthermore, there is a wide range of energy efficiencies to be found in modern heating systems in Boston. Here's a quick summary of some of the most popular options, to help give you a head start in choosing the best option for your home.

  • Furnaces—Furnaces heat your home by blowing heated air through a system of air ducts, and are probably the most popular Boston heating system chosen by Beantown homeowners. Newer, forced air models have AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings as high as 97 percent, which means that 97 percent of the fuel supplied to the unit is utilized to heat your home. Compared to older units with AFUE ratings between 65 and 80 percent, a high-efficiency furnace can cut the cost of providing heat to your home by as much as 1/3 annually.

  • Boilers—Boilers are another popular heating system in Boston, which heat your home by circulating heated water or steam throughout the house. The same AFUE ratings used for furnaces apply to boiler efficiency, meaning that investing in a higher efficiency boiler upfront will end up saving you money in the form of reduced utility costs over the long term.

  • Radiant floor heating—Radiant floor heating heats a home from the ground up by way of running a heated medium through a solid sub-floor. The heat transfers to the floor, and is then radiated up into the room. Hydronic systems that utilize water or other liquids are the most common in residential settings, and usually consist of a boiler that heats the water and then pumps it through a series of pipes embedded in a concrete slab. Radiant floor heat is more efficient, more comfortable, and healthier than other forms of heat, and it can be powered by a number of primary heating systems, including boilers, hot water heaters and pumps, solar heat systems, or a combination of heating systems. Because the heat source needs to be imbedded in the sub-floor, however, a radiant floor heating system in Boston is better suited to new builds or additions rather than pre-existing homes.

  • Wood and Pellet Heaters—Burning wood or other biomass for heat has largely been replaced by fossil fuel-fired furnaces and boilers throughout New England, but it is still an option for homeowners across Greater Boston. If you do choose wood or pellet burning heaters, make sure you get an energy-efficient model that converts as much of the fuel into heat as possible. Not only is it a more cost-effective way to go (you'll burn far less fuel), but these heaters drastically reduce the amount of pollution released into the air— a major concern in a high-density area like Greater Boston.

    Natural Gas, Heating Oil, or Alternative Fuels
    Besides choosing the right heating system, you'll also need to make a decision on which fuel is the best fit for your home. Natural gas is now as readily available as heating oil in most areas in the Northeast, but it's no longer the cheaper alternative it used to be. According to U.S. Department of Energy, while costs of heating oil and natural gas fluctuate year to year, over the long haul, they end up costing homeowners about the same. That being said, your best bet is probably to purchase a heating system that uses the same fuel you're presently using. That way you won't have to run new supply lines to your unit, or foot the potentially significant bills that come with retrofitting the rest of your home for a new heating system.

    Contractors
    Hiring a quality contractor to install your new heating system in Boston is just as important as buying a quality system in the first place. Choosing a properly sized appliance, installing or upgrading delivery systems (i.e. ductwork), and installing and fine tuning the heating system properly play just as large of a role in achieving high energy efficiency as high AFUE ratings. That being the case, seeking out the knowledge of someone who is an expert in the field is invaluable when it comes to maximizing the energy efficiency of your new heating system in Boston.

  • Recent Job Requests for Heating & Furnace Systems Contractors in Boston, MA


    New Lead
    Project: Install a Natural Gas or Propane Fired Boiler or Radiator Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 03/18/2019
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Comment: Convert oil boiler with natural gas boiler. Also expand system into another apartment

    New Lead
    Project: Install or Replace a Heat Pump
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 03/17/2019
    Install or Replace: Installing new
    Heat pump type wanted: Air source
    Heating System Type: Hydronic baseboard heat
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: 1000 sq ft 2 bed, 1.5 bath condo on 2nd and 3rd floor of 3 floor building in South Boston. Interested in either a ducted or ductless mini split system with the potential to use the heat pump as primary head source and remove the hydronic heating system.

    New Lead
    Project: Install or Replace a Heat Pump
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 03/17/2019
    Install or Replace: Replacing old
    Heat pump type wanted: Air source
    Heating System Type: Gas-fired forced air (central heating)
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: Want to replace our Fujitsu ductless heat pump (heat and AC). It is a 4 season room, approximately 200 square feet. Looking for quotes.

    New Lead
    Project: Install a Natural Gas or Propane Fired Boiler or Radiator Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 03/14/2019
    Type of system: Natural gas fired
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Additional thermostats: Yes
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Historical Work: Yes
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: Convert oil boiler with natural gas boiler. Also expand system into another apartment

    Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 03/12/2019
    Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Nature of Project: Install new central heating system
    Age of Heating Equipment: 5 - 10 years
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: we have a carbon monoxide leak and were told unit needs to be replaced.

    Project: Repair Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 03/12/2019
    Current Heating System: Natural gas fired
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Problem with Heating System: Nothing happens when it's turned on
    Age of Heating Equipment: Don't Know
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    After Business Hours: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: Our Nest/heating is not working since yesterday. Yesterday we received an error message on our Nest (Error e74 - no pwer to RH). We called Nest and worked with them to try 3-4 different troubleshoot solutions but nothing seemed to work. The last troubleshoot option was to override the Nest altogether and becauase that didn't have any effect, Nest believes that it is not an issue with the nest but rather the heating system. We are unsure if it's the system itself of if it is an electrical issue affecting the system. Though all other power in our home (and in the 3-unit building) is working.

    Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 03/10/2019
    Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Nature of Project: Install new central heating system
    Age of Heating Equipment: 5 - 10 years
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: we have a carbon monoxide leak and were told unit needs to be replaced.

    Project: Repair Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 03/07/2019
    Current Heating System: Natural gas fired
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Problem with Heating System: Leaking
    Age of Heating Equipment: 5 - 10 years
    Desired Completion Date: Immediately
    After Business Hours: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: We have a furnace that has a leak of co2. Need to have estimate of possible repair or replacement

    Project: Repair Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 03/07/2019
    Current Heating System: Natural gas fired
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Problem with Heating System: Annual/Preventative Maintenance, Smells funny, Gas smell
    Age of Heating Equipment: 5 - 10 years
    Desired Completion Date: Immediately
    After Business Hours: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: National Grid came & they said the HVAC system needs to be serviced ASAP in order to check this out, they said it could be an issue with the ignitor that’s causing gas to potentially build up & splash, also said there’s a serious lack of return air & the air filter looks like it hasn’t been replaced in years.

    Project: Repair Oil Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 03/06/2019
    Current Heating System: Oil fired
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Comment: Needs oil filter replaced and furnace cleaned

    Unscreened Heating & Furnace Systems Contractors in Boston

    Commercial Heating Service, Inc.
    46 Pine Swamp Rd. ***p=steven L Sanford
    Cumberland, RI 02864
    Re-Jan Electrical Co. Inc.
    17 Chestnut Ave.
    Boston, MA 02130
    MRHD Plumbing And Heating
    63 Vine Rock St
    Dedham, MA 02026
    Northstar Electrical Services, LLC
    175 New Boston St. , Suite L
    Woburn, MA 01801
    Karem Plumbing
    407 Highland St.
    Hyde Park, MA 02136
    Atlantic Heating & Air Conditioning Company, Inc.
    116 Cypress St.
    Brookline, MA 02447
    Todd Building Services, Inc.
    42 Chipman Ave.
    Melrose, MA 02176
    Delta-M Electric
    107 Spruce Rd
    Norwood, MA 02062