When Is Time For A New Furnace?

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Re: When Is Time For A New Furnace?

Postby pres » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:36 pm

I recently heard of floor heating system. Anyone have experience on that? I wonder it would be warm enough without an additional heating system.
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Re: When Is Time For A New Furnace?

Postby JimK » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:46 pm

I think you probably meant radiant heat. It's great for concrete and tile flooring. A friend of mine has hardwood floor over radiant heat. He doesn't think it is heating up as quickly as he likes. He doesn't think it's warm enough for his liking either. Of course, carpet won't work. So, it depends on the type of flooring you have.
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Re: When Is Time For A New Furnace?

Postby danielgerald » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:00 am

The main effect of placing carpet over radiant heat is the time and temperature it takes to adequately heat up the room. Ideally, carpet laid over radiant heating should be as thin as possible to allow the warmth to pass through more quickly. The extra heat needed to compensate for thick carpet will raise energy bills and fuel consumption. The same is true for shag rug, which should be as thin and small as possible when placed in a room with radiant heating.
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Re: When Is Time For A New Furnace?

Postby Stanleys » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:15 pm

Well, the Best time to buy a new furnace is before it breaks down. This gives you the chance to shop on different models offered and the differences in efficiency rather than being rushed to get the heat back on. This gives you the chance to write down questions you might have to ask us when we come to take a look over your current heating system. If your system already has broken down and the repair costs exceed $500, the better investment is to replace rather than repair. ..
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When Is Time For A New Furnace

Postby Droidgamestauh » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:27 pm

If I only need hot water once every two days, should the AquaHot be left on all of the time on only when hot water is needed? The question pertains to what is best for the life of the unit but also which uses the least amount of diesel. Is there a trade off?

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