Furnace Replacement and Repair
– Boiler vs Furnace

Differences between a Boiler and Furnace Replacement and Repair

Furnace Repair and ReplacementYou probably got to this website page at Hoerner Heating & Plumbing since you have a furnace replacement and repair required. Many homeowners confuse the terms furnace and boiler, or assume that they are interchangeable. However, there's a big difference, as these two devices work in markedly different ways. 

  • A furnace is a forced warm air system that heats the air, which is then forced through the home's duct system into the home by a blower. This is commonly known as HVAC. Hoerner Heating & Plumbing DO NOT REPAIR OR SERVICE FORCED AIR FURNACES. Hoerner Heating & Plumbing does Ductless / Mini Split AC Installs and Repairs and HVAC Air Conditioning - Installs & repairs.
  • A boiler heats water circulates through the network of pipes to radiant tubing, radiators or baseboard heaters.

You can remember the difference easily by thinking about a boiler is heated water and a furnace is forced air. The two units can both be used in your home simultaneously; however, new combi units take care of both your home's hot water supply as well as indoor heating.

Hoerner specialises in replacement of old, inefficient boilers with new energy-efficient systems. This is a specialty in older homes, or in new homes. 

furnace replacement and repairRegular boiler maintenance is important in keeping your heating in perfect working order. Most boilers have a limited lifespan like anything so a yearly maintenance cleaning  could increase its lifespan significantly. When you call Hoerner for a boiler maintenance service, we will check the flue gases and ensure that the unit is firing correctly. We will clean the boiler to remove combustion particles affecting the unit's efficiency. A combustion analysis is performed (annually)- and a complete safety inspection. To that end if the boiler has not been maintained other additional repairs or replacements may be required.  

About Combi Boilers

Your heating system can also be set up to do your domestic hot water. For this options can be provided. A combi unit is not a fit for every home owner or every home. You may decide to go with independent high efficiency boiler with an indirect storage tank or a tankless water heater.

For this reason it is necessary to hire a knowledgeable technician who can assist you with finding the right fit for your home.

Speak to Hoerner today about boiler maintenance or about replacing your old boiler with a new combi unit or a new high efficiency boiler and water heater.


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Service Warranty Policy

The Manufacturers have their own warranty on their equipment & fixtures. Hoerner Plumbing warrantees our repairs and replacements, the length of warranty varies depending on the type of repair or replacement.