What's the Difference Between a Boiler and a Furnace?

January 12, 2020 By Excelsior Mechanical Blog

Boilers and furnaces are different heating units, but most people don’t know what sets these two systems apart. Understanding each system can help to ensure your home is heated well, your HVAC system is as energy efficient as possible, and you’re making the wisest investment for your home. Discover the key qualities for each, as well as …

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Which Type of Water Heater Is Right for You?

January 5, 2020 By Excelsior Mechanical Blog

Since replacing a water heater or hot water tank isn’t something most homeowners need to do often, choosing the right one can seem a bit daunting. There are numerous models, brands, and styles on the market, which can make the decision seem complex. Moreover, advancements in energy efficiency and plumbing technology provide an ever-evolving list of o…

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3 Reasons to Consider a Fireplace Installation

December 24, 2019 By Excelsior Mechanical Blog

Fireplaces are well-known for providing warmth and a cozy atmosphere. They’re both practical and aesthetically appealing, adding value to your home in a number of ways. For many homeowners, they make the perfect gathering spot through the winter season. The practicality, ambiance, and comfort a fireplace provides simply can’t be re…

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Signs You Need a Boiler Repair or Replacement

December 10, 2019 By Excelsior Mechanical Blog

Boilers are energy efficient heat sources found in many homes. As with any heating system, they require routine maintenance to function their best. Of course, even with regular maintenance, it’s possible for an aging system to require repairs or replacement. The signs that your boiler needs attention can creep up slowly. To ensure you’re not left wi…

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Why Are Furnace Cleanings So Important?

October 8, 2019 By Excelsior Mechanical Blog

Furnace upkeep should include a regular maintenance schedule to ensure your home remains safe and your heating system runs optimally. One of the most critical components of maintenance is regular cleaning. Your furnace should be cleaned by a professional technician at least once a year — find out why below. Reduce the Bu…

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