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Why homeowners should replace steam heating systems

Steam heating systems are somewhat of an anomaly these days now that other home heating options are available. However, some homeowners in the Chelmsford, Billerica and Lowell areas are still rocking their steam heating system.

We're expecting a mild and warm fall this year, but this winter is supposed to see some brutally cold temperatures. Our heating company in Chelmsford, Billerica and Lowell wants to make sure you and your family are safe and comfortable this winter, which is why we encourage homeowners with old steam heating systems to opt for an upgraded HVAC system.

Cons of Steam Heating Systems

Steam heating is no longer the most efficient way to heat a home these days. The heating is uneven, leaving your home with cold spots -- and due to these cold spots the system will work even harder to keep the home a constant temperature. An overworked heating system means a short lifespan and the need for constant repairs and maintenance work. Since the steam heating system is constantly working on overdrive, the amount of money you spend on gas or oil is astronomical compared to the spending of a forced air system.

One of the biggest reasons many homeowners in the Chelmsford, Billerica and Lowell areas switch from steam heating to forced air heating is safety. For young families moving into an older home equipped with radiators or convectors, these parts can be a hazard for children because they are extremely hot to the touch. They also protrude out from walls and floors and can easily be bumped into, as opposed to an unobtrusive HVAC vent.

We understand that you want to preserve the look of your historic home, so it's important to talk to our heating experts here at Nazzaro & Sons Plumbing & Heating to determine whether or not switching your steam heating system to HVAC is the best option. Our heating company in Chelmsford, Billerica and Lowell will arrive at your home, assess the structure and will give you a list of options for you and your family. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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