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3653 Churchview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15236
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3422 Shadewell Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15227
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Pittsburgh Heating Systems

Since Pennsylvania isn't the warmest state in the union, it goes without saying that it is necessary to have some type of heating system in Pittsburgh. It's also nice when that heating system is functioning well and doesn't waste money due to poor efficiency. Unfortunately, many Pittsburgh heating systems are far beyond their prime and either need a lot of attention, or, in the more severe cases, might need to be replaced. If you are thinking of upgrading your home's heat, or if you are building a house and trying to decide what kind of system is right for you, there are several things to take into account.

Common Types of Heating Systems
Most homes are either heated by radiators containing hot water or steam, or they are heated by a forced air system. Older homes generally contain the former, while the latter is often used in newer constructions. Each system has its good and bad points.

Forced air systems are generally a lot less expensive to install because radiators are more difficult to put in and the units themselves can get pretty pricey. On the average, they cost more to operate than newer hot water or steam systems, but heat more efficiently than older homes with radiators. The heat that they produce is very dry.

Hot water and steam systems give off a heat that contains a lot more moisture than the heat produced by forced air. Many people find that this heat is much more comfortable, which has caused radiator systems to grow more popular in new construction, despite their higher initial cost. These systems can last an extremely long time; many homes have had the same radiator system for 75 years or more! Some older homes? radiators have been switched from steam heat to hot water heat (or vice-versa), which, in most cases, makes the system less efficient today. Often, these systems can become more cost effective by changing them back to their original design.

Improving your Heating System
If your wintertime heating costs are higher than the U.S. Steel Tower, it might be time to give your system a much-needed upgrade. Homes with forced air systems that are no longer running up to speed should consider a replacement that will not only provide cheaper heat, but can also be purchased with a cooling unit (during the Pittsburgh summers, central air can really come in handy). Radiator systems don't really go hand-in-hand with air conditioning, but the savings over a few winters from purchasing a newer, more efficient boiler might be enough to buy a few window units.

If you aren't positive that your system needs to be replaced, it's a good idea to have a professional come and have a look at it. Many problems that might seem very large may turn out to be easily fixed. Regular maintenance on your home's heater is important, and could mean a savings of hundreds of dollars in the right situation.

Prices
To install or completely replace a forced air heating system, Pittsburgh residents can expect to pay around $5,000 (though, in rare cases, prices can go as high as $10,000). Prices will be slightly higher for installing a radiator system. Obviously, you'll want to get this kind of work done during the summer; with job durations that can easily last more than a week, this kind of project done during the winter can get downright frigid!

Recent Job Requests for Heating & Furnace Systems Contractors in Pittsburgh, PA


New Lead
Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 02/19/2019
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible

New Lead
Project: Repair a Natural Gas, Propane or Electric Fired Boiler or Radiator Heating System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 02/19/2019
Type of system: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
Comment: Need to have a flue/damper control replaced

New Lead
Project: Install a Natural Gas or Propane Fired Boiler or Radiator Heating System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 02/19/2019
Type of system: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Additional thermostats: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
Historical Work: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Have a 40+ year old boiler that needs to be removed and replaced

New Lead
Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 02/19/2019
Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Nature of Project: Replace existing central heating system
Other Features: Programmable thermostat
Age of Heating Equipment: More than 20 years
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: New Furnace and AC unit need installed, previous unit needs removed. Ventilation of Gases needs to be correct. Prefer high efficiency for a 1200sqft, 2 story colonial.

New Lead
Project: Install Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 02/19/2019
Kind of Heating System: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Nature of Project: Replace existing 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: Looking to replace the current furnace and ac units for newer high efficiency models in a house I bought about 4 & 1/2 years ago. The current units still work but are old and could use upgrades.

New Lead
Project: Repair Electric Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 02/19/2019
Current Heating System: Electric fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: Yes
Problem with Heating System: Pilot light is out
Age of Heating Equipment: Don't Know
Desired Completion Date: Immediately
After Business Hours: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: My furnace went out last night

New Lead
Project: Install a Natural Gas or Propane Fired Boiler or Radiator Heating System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 02/18/2019
Type of system: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
Comment: Replacing a 25 year old Dunkirk boiler rated at 140,000 btu input.

New Lead
Project: Repair Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 02/18/2019
Current Heating System: 10316
Age of Heating Equipment: 10097
What kind of location is this?: 20767
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
After Business Hours: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I would like to get an estimate for furnace repair.

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace Ductwork
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 02/18/2019
Type of Ductwork Project: Install new ductwork
Type of System: 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
Comment: Need duck work replaced

New Lead
Project: Repair Natural Gas or Propane Furnace / Forced Air Heating System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 02/16/2019
Current Heating System: Natural gas fired
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: Yes
Problem with Heating System: Nothing happens when it's turned on
Age of Heating Equipment: Less than 5 years
Desired Completion Date: Immediately
After Business Hours: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: My daughter destroyed the thermostat and the furnace stopped working I need to install a new one in a different location that my daughter can't reach because she is mentally disabled.

Unscreened Heating & Furnace Systems Contractors in Pittsburgh

Meissner Electric
29 Hidden Valley Drive
Finleyville, PA 15332
Gillece Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical, Inc.
3347 Industrial Blvd.
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Total Image Construction
1490 Coraopolis Heights Rd.
Coraopolis, PA 15108
L.S. Hafer Co. Inc.
1023 Paxton Dr.
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Schneider's One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning
172 Unionville Rd.
Butler, PA 16001
Phillips Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Inc.
2724 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Ray Electric Heating & Cooling
P.O. Box 9643
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Samuel Bales, Inc.
1293 Folkstone Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243