Energy Kinetics System 2000 Installation In Manasquan NJ
The Alexander family had been heating their New Jersey home with a Weil McLain hot water boiler for many years. However, their heating system was in need of an upgrade as it was rusty, old and it did not perform as well as it used to. With every passing winter season, the Alexanders were paying higher energy costs, and their heating system did not provide the comfort that they wanted.
During a service call, the homeowner had expressed concern that the heating system would not make it through the upcoming winter. He especially was concerned with the very real possibility of a heater breakdown in the middle of the winter.
Ted Francisco, one of our trusted HVAC technicians, conducted an in-home consultation with the Alexanders. After reviewing their needs, he recommended an Energy Kinetics System 2000 90+ Resolute™ replacement for their Manasquan, NJ home.
At Skylands Energy, we promote Energy Kinetics systems. They are known for their reliability and their excellent performance. A system like this will last for many years to come. By upgrading their boiler, the Alexanders can cut 40% or more off their home heating bills. Essentially, this system pays for itself. Also, since we installed an Energy Kinetics 40-gallon indirect water heater in their home, they will receive endless hot showers. Some other features of this system include:
Five zone control and is easily piped to zones
Has Beckett AFG Oil burner and accessories
Has proven pressure vessel durability that can last over 35 years
Is versatile and can be used with standard, low sulfur, ultra low sulfur fuel oil and biofuel
Lifetime Limited Warranty
Reliable operation- Comes with a blocked vent and intake and a fan prover safety circuits
Wet base design which serves to minimize heat losses
Easy to repair-is serviceable with normal stock parts
Boiler Replacement: Signs That You Need A New Boiler
Scheduling regular maintenance is one of the best ways to care for your home heating system. Annual tune-ups are necessary for virtually all heaters. Professional heating maintenance should be completed immediately before the heating season begins, preferably in early autumn. Professional tune-ups will ensure that your system does not have to labor too hard and this will subsequently increase its lifespan.
Although boilers can last over 15 years, all systems do inevitably reach the end of their lifespan, becoming outdated and old. For this reason, it is essential for homeowners to understand the telltale signs that indicate a boiler replacement is necessary. Below are some of the top signs that it is time to replace your boiler:
As previously mentioned, the lifespan of a boiler can exceed 15 years. With proper maintenance, you can expand the lifespan of your system. Systems that do not receive adequate maintenance will fail sooner than those that do. Nevertheless, if the boiler in your home is approaching the 15-year mark, it is a wise course of action to begin saving for a new one.
Home Heating Costs
If you have experienced an increase in your home heating costs that you can find no logical explanation for, it may be time to replace your boiler. The reason is that all systems lose efficiency as they age. For this reason, rather than paying extraordinarily high energy bills, it is a better option to invest in a new boiler. Running the old, inefficient unit is more expensive than the long-term cost of replacement.
Frequent repairs are another indicator that your boiler may be reaching the end of its lifespan. Instead of investing your hard-earned money on repairs, such funds are better spent on a new unit. It can be expensive and frustrating to pay for one repair after another. Even after a repair, a system can perform inefficiently.
If you have an oil burner that is putting out black soot or a gas boiler that is suddenly emitting a yellow flame rather than a blue one, it is not burning correctly and may need a replacement. Skylands Energy should be contacted immediately to assess the situation. It is also in your best interest to invest in several carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
When a boiler requires additional water or the boiler leaks water, it is usually a sign that it needs to a replacement. Replacing leaking boilers is essential to the prevention of property damage, such as that caused by water or other problems associated with leaks.
Another visible sign that a boiler upgrade is necessary soon is decreasing comfort in your home. For example, some rooms may feel too cold, while others feel too hot, even though this was not previously the case.
If your boiler begins making sounds you have never heard before, you should have a professional visit your home as soon as possible. Although there are numerous reasons for a noisy boiler, only an expert can diagnose the situation accurately. In certain instances, strange noises indicate the need for boiler replacement.
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