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Boilers and Pumps

A boiler is the heating plant used to create hot water or steam for hydronic baseboard, radiant heat or steam radiator heating systems.

Boilers can use a variety of fuels including natural gas, propane, oil or electricity. Steam boilers are more complex than hot water boilers and have special gauge glass, pressure gauges, blow off valves and automatic feeds. Hot water boilers can be small, compact, energy efficient and low maintenance.

Hot water baseboard heat systems, which utilize boilers, have long been heralded for the quality of air humidity they maintain during the heating seasons. Without the forced circulation through ductwork, the air heated by a baseboard heat system in your home maintains greater humidity, making the environment more comforatble for you and your family. People susceptible to dryness issues tend to favor this type of heating system.

Depending on where you live in New Jersey, you may or may not have an issue with humidity in your home, and, furthermore, humidity may not play a role in the type of heating and cooling system you decide to have installed. Homes near the Jersey Shore or homes in a heavily wooded area may more easily maintain adequate humidity, whereas homes in Western NJ may be in higher elevations, or nearby to farm areas – with far less average humidity.

Don’t hesitate to contact Joe Hurley to discuss your unique home heating situation and needs. We’re here to help!