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Is a Boiler Better Than a Furnace?

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The choice of heating systems for new a house often comes down to a battle between a boiler and a furnace. Both systems have advantages, as well as some disadvantages. The difficulty in making the choice is due to how differently the two systems operate, and that the choice will also dictate the layout of plumbing and/or ductwork in the house.

So is there such a thing as a ­­_better_ choice in this scenario? Since boilers have been making a comeback in popularity in homes, the answer might seem to be that a boiler is a superior option. But there is more to consider here, and we’ll look into the pros and cons of both systems to help guide you.

However, you shouldn’t make the selection of a new heating system on your own. You will require the help of professionals to locate the ideal heater, size it, and then have it installed. Call Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning today if you are looking for professional installation of a boiler or furnace in Newington, CT.

Why Choose a Boiler?

Boilers have gained in popularity because they provide comfortable and cozy heating without the drawbacks of ductwork. Ducts tend to gather contamination inside them, which is then blown out into the air of a home, lowering the air quality. The vents of ducts also tend to send the warm air right straight to the ceiling of a room, and it takes longer for the heat to spread evenly; boilers do not experience this trouble, instead radiating heat evenly from a baseboard heater or radiator into a space. Boilers also have long lifespans, require a smaller number of repairs than furnaces, and operate quietly.

Why Choose a Furnace?

When it comes to the amount of heat produced, gas furnaces are king. No other residential heating system generates the amount of BTUs that a gas furnace does, and this is especially important for homes with low levels of insulation. Furnaces also come in a large variety of sizes and can use different types of fuel, which makes them flexible. Unlike boilers, furnaces are not in danger of freezing during the winter (the water pipes of a boiler can freeze solid if not insulated correctly) nor of creating damage from leaking water.

Often, the choice to go with a boiler or a furnace will come down to the heating requirements of your house. To find out what type of heating system will deliver both the necessary warmth and energy efficiency, call on the experts at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning. We will perform a heat load calculation to determine the best way to keep your house warm all winter. Whether you end up with a furnace or a boiler in Newington, CT, you can trust that you will receive the right system when you rely on us to install it.

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