If you’re new to owning a boiler—perhaps you’ve moved into a home that already has one—the idea of heating your home this way might strike you as odd. You might even worry about whether it’s dangerous. And if the boiler behaves in any way that raises a concern, you might become even more worried. What is going on with that boiler? Is it behaving normally? Does it need to be repaired? Is it going to explode? Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything.
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More Americans heat with gas than electricity: 48% as compared to 37%, according to the US Census Bureau, with the rest using other fuels.
But there are many reasons for people to choose an electric furnace. A home may not be near enough to a natural gas line to be connected without considerable expense, or even so far that it cannot be connected at all. A homeowner may be able to generate their own electricity with solar panels or other green options, making electricity the lowest-cost option. They may prioritize safety above all else and simply not wan to have a gas appliance in their home. Or they may just love the idea that an electric furnace will last longer, giving them greater peace of mind and allowing them not to worry about replacing it for two decades or more.
While there are many benefits to electric furnaces, they may still need repair on occasion. Here are the most common issues that electric furnaces run into.
It can be a total nightmare when a major appliance unexpectedly needs to be replaced. That’s especially true for heating systems and air conditioners if they break down during the season when you need them the most. The best way to avoid being caught off guard by your boiler needing replacement is to know how long a lifespan to expect. How long do boilers last?
The general answer is that boilers are quite a long-lasting type of heating system. But in order to give you a clearer estimate of what to expect from yours, we’ll go over some specifics.
Your boiler is a vital and powerful part of your radiant heating system. Without it, you wouldn’t get any heat in your home unless you got a completely new kind of heating system.
With this in mind, it is important to remember that, powerful though it may be, a boiler won’t last forever. If you’ve had your boiler system for a long time already, you may be starting to ask yourself, “How long does a boiler last?” It is a good question to ask if only so you can plan ahead.
Here’s what you should know about your boiler’s lifespan and how to tell it is ready to be replaced.
This is not the time of the year when you want to discover that your heater is struggling. Spring is on its way, but anyone who lives around here knows that this doesn’t mean we are likely to see a major reprieve from the cold.
If you are noticing that your heater is having trouble, there is a chance that you have a simple fix that you can make: a filter change. This simple habit can end up helping you avoid a good deal of needs for heating repair in Chicago over the years!
Electric furnaces are starting to be installed more and more often throughout the country. As people look for ways to move away from fossil fuels, it makes sense that we’d look to reduce our use of natural gas. Switching to an electric furnace from a gas one is one of the ways to do that.
But just because an electric furnace doesn’t use gas doesn’t mean that it won’t encounter issues. The reality is that your electric furnace will need repairs if and when it encounters trouble. If you want to keep your furnace around for the longest number of years possible, you’ll occasionally require electric furnace repair.
Here’s how to tell that you need to get repairs for your electric furnace.
During the winter season, we rely heavily on our heaters. Even people with the best tolerance for cold weather need some form of home heating. If you are considering an upgrade for your heating system, or possibly considering a switch to a different type of heater, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about your options.
Two of the most popular heating systems in the area are boilers and furnaces. While both heat your home, these systems do so in highly different ways. You may find yourself asking which is better, a Glenview boiler vs. furnace. We are happy to tell you everything you need to know.
Your boiler is highly important for heating your home. You may even use it as your water heater. So the idea of a boiler failure, especially during the winter season, is concerning. We know that you don’t want to be without home heating for even a day, especially in this area, so we want to help you get ahead of the problem. So how long do boilers last? Let’s talk about that.
Getting gifts for everyone can be a big hassle some years. What do you get for the people you love who are impossible to buy for? Well, we have an idea that you and everyone else in the house might enjoy: a highly efficient home comfort system.
We know this isn’t an especially exciting gift but hear us out. Investing in a great home comfort system is a gift to you and everyone else who spends time in your house, plus it will be a gift that keeps on giving. It does so with great energy savings, better comfort, and increased ease of use.
Want to learn more about getting a good system for your home in time for the holidays? Read on!
Gas-powered furnaces are powerful, efficient, and safe. Their efficiency has improved wildly since they began being used in the United States, as has their effectiveness. Of course, the safety of the modern gas furnace has also improved, otherwise they wouldn’t be used in the modern household.
All that said, a worn-down furnace may develop a problem that can become an increasingly dangerous issue: a cracked heat exchanger. Here’s what you need to know.