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Our technicians are fully CETP certified and NH licensed propane gas fitters and we also design, install and service high efficiency gas heaters, water heaters, boilers, and furnaces. We feature brands such as Rinnai, State, NTI Trinity, Weil-Mclain, Garrison/Nordyne, Thermopride, as well as others. Most of our propane gas equipment is direct vented without a chimney and achieve up to 95% efficiency ratings.
Please contact our office and ask for Alan or Blaine for further information or to book an appointment for an equipment quote.
LOOKING FOR A FURNACE?
While it is true that boilers are generally smaller than furnaces, when investigating your options, it may be difficult to tell two boilers apart.
A new home heating system is a decision you will live with for a very long time. When considering the price and financing options of the equipment, also review the energy and cost savings it provides.
You will realize exceptional value with equipment from NTI: high quality, low maintenance equipment, and our tankless, efficient domestic hot water coil system eliminates the cost, space and inefficiencies of a separate hot water heater.
Not to mention the savings of up to 40 per cent less fuel consumption.
Save today and in the future.
What to look for:
- Efficiency: The higher the proven efficiency, the more you save.
- Compact: Modern boilers will take up less room in your basement.
- Fuel burner: It should incorporate a high-efficiency flame retention burner.
- Manufacturer: You should receive the information, warranties, and customer service you expect.
- Controllability: Is the boiler equipped with energy-saving features such as outdoor temperature reset and night setback?
- Industry support: Do they provide technical training to contractors and show leadership in research and development?
- Flexibility: Is your boiler certified for sidewall venting, and can it be mounted on combustible surfaces?
- Reputable: Does the manufacturer publish its testing results for domestic hot water capacities and recovery rates? Don't be fooled by manufacturers that don't!
10 Tips for Hiring a Heating and Cooling Contractor
1. Study up - Find out about license and insurance requirements for contractors in your state. And before you call a contractor, know the model of your current system and its maintenance history. Also make note of any uncomfortable rooms. This will help potential contractors better understand your heating needs.
2. Ask for referrals - Ask friends, neighbors, and co-workers for contractor referrals. You can also contact local trade organizations for names of members in your area.
3. Call references - Ask contractors for customer references and call them. Ask about the contractor's installation or service performance, and if the job was completed on time and within budget.
4. Find special offers - A heating and cooling system is one of the largest purchases you'll make as a homeowner. Keep your costs down by checking around for available rebates on energy-efficient ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling equipment. Begin your search at www.energystar.gov.
5. Look for ENERGY STAR - ENERGY STAR qualified products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and offer significant long-term energy savings. Contractors should be able to show you calculations of savings for ENERGY STAR heating and cooling equipment.
6. Expect a home evaluation - The contractor should spend significant time inspecting your current system and home to assess your needs. A bigger system isn't always better; a contractor should size the heating and cooling system based on the size of your house, level of insulation, and windows. A good contractor will inspect your duct system (if applicable) for air leaks and insulation and measure airflow to make sure it meets manufacturers specifications.
7. Get written, itemized estimates - When comparing contractors' proposals (bids), be sure to compare cost, energy efficiency and warranties. A lowest price may not be the best deal if it's not the most efficient because your energy costs will be higher.
8. Get it in ink - Sign a written proposal with a contractor before work gets started. It'll protect you by specifying project costs, model numbers, job schedule and warranty information.
9. Pass it on - Tell friends and family about ENERGY STAR. Almost one-quarter of households knowingly purchased at least one qualified product last year, and 71% of those consumers say they would recommend ENERGY STAR to a friend. Spread the word, and we can all make a big difference.
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