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Furnace

Own an Older Home? What You Need to Know About Boiler Maintenance

If you own a vintage home, there’s a good chance you’re still heating your house with an old fashioned boiler system. While you might think your system may be outdated and in need of replacement, boilers—when properly maintained—can last up to 50 years or longer. They’re typically more energy-efficient than furnaces and produce a tremendous amount of heat, which is perfect for our frigid Wisconsin winters. Rather than replacing your older heating system, take the necessary steps to make sure it stands the test of time. How can you do that? It all boils down to taking proper care of your boiler on a regular basis. Below, the experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explain what you can do to maintain your boiler properly.

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Furnace vs. Boiler: What is the Difference?

If you are considering investing in a new heating system for your home, you’ll want to explore your options carefully. The type of heating unit you purchase will determine how much energy you consume, how balanced the air is, and what kind of energy source you use.

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Prepare Your Furnace for Winter in Minnesota

Beginning in October, you’ll change your air conditioning from cooling to heating. Preparing your furnace for the Minnesota winters is essential for keeping your family comfortable and safe as temperatures plummet below freezing. Preventative maintenance is the key to ensuring that your furnace operates at peak performance when you need it most.

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Residential Boilers: A Short Buying Guide

Boilers are a standard heating system in both residential and commercial properties. Although different types of boilers offer a wide range of features, they mostly perform the same function. Boilers heat water, and then distribute it through a building via a piping network that channels through the walls, ceiling, or floors. Most boilers are powered by natural gas, oil, propane, or diesel fuel.

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6 Furnace Maintenance Tips

Your furnace needs to be inspected and maintained on a routine basis. This will ensure that it is operating at peak performance throughout the year. It is suggested that you hire a professional furnace technician who can assess your furnace and make any necessary adjustments or repairs. Below are 6 maintenance tips that will keep your furnace in tip top shape.

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