So one of first major projects on our new home is our air conditioning and heating sources.
No small, inexpensive project here. But they desperately need some servicing and or replacement.
Back in the 80’s or 90’s, the owners at the time installed a gas boiler under the house. This boiler is an enclosed vessel in which water is heated and circulated, as hot water for heating.
I haven’t crawled down under the house to see it up close, but I know it resembles something like the one pictured here.
There really isn’t a problem with us using this, but seeing that we have to replace the air handlers ( there are two of them ) in the home for air conditioning, we are debating on whether or not we should just have the boiler serviced or replace the whole system with natural gas furnaces.
My husband and I both were raised up north, so we love gas heat. And with this being natural gas, I know in the end it will be cheaper in the end on our heating bills each month.
The heat registers in the house are actually kind of cute. I think they add to the character of the house. Though, as my husband kindly points out..
cute and expensive don’t go together.
What to do .. what to do??
We have been VERY blessed when it comes to finding out information when it comes to the history and care of these systems.
Our local heating and air company, Jacobs, had serviced the boiler for years and also put in the geo-thermal unit that heat and cools the upstairs. They have been a HUGE wealth of information and tremendous help. They’ve been able to look back over their records and tell me all about the history of these units. With a bank owned home, you don’t always have that information available, so I am very thankful.
Today I’m hoping to get some quotes on replacing the systems with gas furnaces. Yet in the back of my mind, I’m wondering if there’s any new ideas or systems I should be looking at…
I’m off to go research..
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