An extremely old cast-iron coal heating system that was converted to an oil boiler was causing inconsistent heating throughout an early 1800s farm house in Acton and presented more than the usual challenges.
Removing the sixteen-hundred-pound beast from the basement was probably the hardest part of the whole project!
First Nashoba Air & BoilerWorks had to properly size the boiler to work with the existing four-inch steam mains, while maintaining proper comfort levels throughout the living space … and at the same time lowering fuel consumption and saving fuel costs!
We performed a complete heat load calculation of the house and determined that the existing boiler was grossly oversized. At the time the present boiler was installed, no one cared about the cost of fuel oil or natural gas … but today, costs are a major consideration and proper sizing of the heating system is key. Nashoba Air & BoilerWorks drew up a schematic of the existing distribution piping and worked directly with US Boiler Company to design a proper system. A new Burnham Gas Fire Steam Boiler was installed for the homeowner and comfort has increased a hundred-fold … and fuel consumption has dropped by close to 50%!