Charlie Murch Heating & Plumbing Services, Inc. installs and maintains forced hot water heating systems, both oil and gas fired.
Current technology has come a long way in the past few years. The large, messy furnaces that were installed even in the past decade have now been updated to be more efficient, cleaner and quieter. They are designed to be easier (less costly) to maintain and service, and provide your family with peace of mind through the long New England Winters.
Furnaces and Boilers are similar, though generally furnaces heat air with oil or gas flames or electrical elements, while boilers heat water to send to your baseboard radiators. Some older units create steam and send this through the system in place of water. Regardless of your system, we can fix, clean and maintain or if it is warranted, replace with new high efficiency systems.
There has been a lot of advances in the energy efficiency of heating systems in the past couple of years, and couple that with the new government sponsored rebates and tax savings, you may find that a new system is the way to go. We can check out your current system and help you determine if fixing and continuing to maintain it makes more sense or if a new, updated product would save you money and make your home more comfortable.
Regardless of your needs, you should have your system checked annually for the safety of your family. Fires and carbon monoxide poisoning are relatively rare, but it does happen. We will never pressure you to upgrade if your current system is safe, however.
Hot Water Heaters
There are many new options for heating the water for your shower or bath. On-demand systems are available to save energy and money by heating the water as needed, for instance. This provides practically limitless hot water – no more cold showers for the last person up!
The large tank type hot water heater that you probably currently have installed has a relatively short life-span. Five to ten years, depending on the quality of the tank and the minerals in your water. Replacing these with a tankless system will not only save you money in the long run, but spare you the possible water damage from a leaking 40 gallon tank.
High Efficient Heating Controls
There is a new product that can be retrofit to many heating systems that we think you should know about. Specifically, the TACO company makes an add-on computer module that sense the outside temperature and other variable and automatically adjust your heating system to the most efficient settings to save you money. This product can pay for itself in just a couple of years. Ask us about it.