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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 or Replace a Thermostat
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 07/16/2018
    Type of thermostat: Electronic, programmable model
    Heating System Type: Furnace
    Number of zones: 3
    Thermostat location: On the wall
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    After Business Hours: No
    Materials Provided by Homeowner: No
    Property Owner: Yes
    Desired Project Start Date: Unsure about timing
    Comment: I have (3) Honeywell Lyric Thermostats that are no longer functioning properly. The thermostat says 'low' battery even through new batteries are installed. They were installed by MassSave. Honeywell suggests that I install the "C" wire.

    New Lead
    Project: Repair Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 07/16/2018
    Current Heating System: Natural gas fired
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Problem with Heating System: Annual/Preventative Maintenance, Doesn't get warm enough
    Age of Heating Equipment: 11 - 15 years
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    After Business Hours: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: In the winter, the heating system works, but will turn off before reaching the set temperature on the thermostat. You can hear the furnace clicking and trying to turn on, but the pilot light doesn't ignite. It does this for a while, then eventually turns on. Then it turns off, then it goes through the entire process again before turning on again. Other times, it works perfectly. Hoping to have this looked at and repaired along with any other general servicing of the HVAC unit. Thanks

    Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 07/09/2018
    Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Nature of Project: Install new central heating system
    Other Features: Central air conditioning
    Age of Heating Equipment: More than 20 years
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: Second floor condo in South Boston, currently with oil heating. I would like to convert to gas heat with air conditioning.

    Project: Install a Natural Gas or Propane Fired Boiler or Radiator Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 07/05/2018
    Type of system: Natural gas fired
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week

    Project: Install or Replace a Heat Pump
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 07/02/2018
    Install or Replace: Replacing old
    Heat pump type wanted: Water source
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Comment: Need fix

    Project: Install a Electric Fired Boiler or Radiator Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 06/2018
    Type of system: Electric fired
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Comment: Need to replace by electric water heater

    Project: Install or Replace a Thermostat
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 06/2018
    Type of thermostat: Manual thermostat
    Heating System Type: Furnace
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    Desired Project Start Date: Within a few weeks
    Comment: Install ecobee 4 smart thermostat (replace the old honeywell)

    Project: Install or Replace a Thermostat
    Location: South Boston, MA
    Date: 06/2018
    Type of thermostat: Electronic, programmable model
    Heating System Type: Furnace
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
    After Business Hours: No
    Materials Provided by Homeowner: No
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: I would like to hire someone to come out and install an Ecobee Thermostat. I do have a furnace. I will need a 'C' wire for installation purposes.

    Project: Install a Natural Gas or Propane Fired Boiler or Radiator Heating System
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 06/2018
    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: No
    Property Owner: Yes

    Project: Install or Replace a Heat Pump
    Location: Boston, MA
    Date: 06/2018
    Install or Replace: Replacing old
    Heat pump type wanted: Air source
    Heating System Type: Electric-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: Have existing 3 ton American standard 13 seer. installed 2007, Has a leak someplace and lost all R22...looking to replace outside condenser with new American Standard to match with existing air handler, switching out the coil to reduce labor of uninstalling thru an "in ceiling" installed unit (23" square access door).

    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