Out with the oil boiler and in with the electric electric furnace

Our preferred heater has always been the oil boiler because it only needs a little maintenance of the heating and cooling system. However, after years of relying on it, it’s finally given us enough boiler repair trouble. We might have kept going with the hope that the heating technology would keep servicing us for more years, but more of our neighbors were moving on to new types of HVAC equipment. That wasn’t the only reason; the HVAC technician had already told us to try a central heater or an electric unit. It was just a suggestion, not a recommendation, because we’d need a heating and cooling provider to assess the house and recommend the most appropriate one. Our neighbor who was already using an electric furnace told us that apart from more frequent furnace/heater tune-up calls to the heating contractor and the regular furnace filter cleaning, the unit had saved them the stress of monoxide poisoning and is always working since there’s stable electricity supply. It was a difficult decision for us to make in a rush because we’d need to install ducts, but the cost of purchase and installation was manageable. A simple consultation with the heating contractor confirmed that the furnace would also be a good option for us. It felt like an intimidating project, installing the ductwork and all the work that would go into getting the utilities fixed, but it was our only option. The HVAC repairman team was at our house for close to a week doing the installation because the weather had already started getting nasty, and they wanted to ensure everything was keenly installed. Apart from the constant maintenance, we love our new unit and the peaceful days without worrying about it breaking down.



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