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How to Find the Right Boiler

Here in Gaithersburg, boilers are a popular heating system used in many homes. Installing a new boiler system can be a smart move; they are quiet, efficient, and long lasting. When installing a new boiler, it’s important to find a system that suits your needs, which means talking to trained experts who can inspect your home and make some recommendations. Here’s a few other basic steps on how to find the right boiler.

  • Size of your home. The bigger your household, the larger you need your boiler to be. A boiler that’s too small won’t be able to heat your home properly. Conversely, one that’s too large will short cycle, which leads to inefficient heating and extra wear and tear on components. A trained technician can do a heat load calculation for your home to determine the heating capacity you need.
  • Efficiency rating. Boilers measure their efficiency in AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings, which are measured as percentages. The higher the percentage, the more efficiently it generate heat and the better the system will heat your home. Ideally, you should look for models with the EnergyStar sticker, denoting particularly efficient boilers.
  • Warranties. Your new boiler needs to work reliably for you for many years. A warranty shows that the manufacturer has faith in its product, and that you can count on your boiler to perform when you need it two. Most boilers have a warranty of 18 months to two years, with labor warranties ranging as high as three years.

For more advice on how to find the right boiler, or to schedule an installation service, contact the experts at Tucker’s Air Conditioning & Heating for help. We serve all of Gaithersburg, boiler installation is a specialty of ours, and we’re dedicated to your complete satisfaction with every step of the procedure. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!