As a historical town, most of the boilers in the Fredericksburg area are found in the older homes. Many of these homes originally had coal-fired boilers that were converted to oil or gas. As boilers only provide heat and not cooling, electric boilers are extremely rare in this area. Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling and are the preferred choice in this area for electric-based heating. Regardless of the location, we don’t shy away from heating systems in historical homes. We’ll take care of your hot water and steam boilers.
Whether a boiler is powered by oil, gas or electricity, they all work essentially the same way. Water or steam is heated in the boiler and then circulated through the home to either radiator, baseboard units or through the floors. The majority of the boilers in this area are non-condensing, 80% efficient and require some sort of exhaust vent. The newer condensing units that are 90% to 98.5% efficient are rarely seen.
Boilers generally use less fuel to heat your home, which means you could have lower energy costs. They are also more efficient than forced-air because forces air heating systems lose a lot of the heat they generate when passing through cold ducts or cold air. In fact, high-efficiency models are up to 90% efficient without losing any heat in ducts, because they heat your home through radiant heating, which keeps your home evenly warm.
Whether you need repairs or replacements, Loving Air provides excellent service for your boiler and HVAC needs. We will determine the full extent of any maintenance, repairs, or installations so you can budget for your heating system, learn the parts needed for your boiler and learn how long it takes to replace or install your boiler. In either case, we work to be the most cost-effective heating service in Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas.
Remember, we offer a free second opinion on major repairs and system replacements. Whether or not your current system is in need of repair or replacement, we can send out one of our managers at no charge for a free estimate for replacement. Learn more about this offer by contacting us today.