FAQs

How often should I have my ducts cleaned?

It is advised to have your air ducts thoroughly cleaned every 2 – 3 years to prevent maintenance and health problems before they start. However, homes with pets or children with allergies should have their air ducts professionally cleaned more frequently than the recommended average.

March 14, 2023||

What is the difference between a furnace and a boiler?

Furnaces distribute heated air through a house using ducts, while boilers heat water and distribute it through baseboard radiators or in-floor heating. It is quite common for homeowners to refer to their oil-fired or electric hot water unit as a furnace. We get it and understand what you mean when you call it a furnace!

November 30, 2022||

Is in-floor heating expensive to install?

Installation costs for in-floor heating do depend on the square footage of the space, among other factors. However, it is a tremendously comfortable, clean, and quiet system that can provide primary heating for the entire home. The system can be installed to have multiple heating zones, allowing for better control and helping to reduce energy costs. In-floor heating systems tend to have lower maintenance costs and provide more comfort by maintaining a consistent temperature in the home. Additionally, it is compatible with a majority of floor surfaces, such as ceramic, pre-engineered hardwood, or laminated flooring.

November 29, 2022||

Why should I pay to maintain my furnace?

An annual inspection, cleaning, and, maintenance of your heating boiler/furnace, will ensure the system is working to its potential. This can also help to reduce unexpected breakdowns during the heating season. Regular maintenance will also help the longevity of the boiler/furnace and distribution system. Furnace/Boiler manufacturers do recommend annual inspections and regular maintenance by a technician. In addition, their manufacturer warranty terms are very clear about damage caused by lack of maintenance. Annual inspections can also find small problems that can be rectified before they turn into major issues. Get a Maintenance Quote

November 25, 2022|, |

Is converting from an oil to electric furnace expensive?

The cost of converting from an oil to electric furnace can be different for every home, however, the best way to determine a more accurate price would be to consult one of the professionals at Cooper’s, for an estimate. There are several advantages to switching over from an oil-fired system to an electric one. Government rebates may also be available to help alleviate some of the costs when switching.

November 25, 2022|, |
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