What is better for heating, hot water tank or boiler heat?

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Posted by: from Lloydminster
10/17/2014 at 2:30:35 PM

We have just purchased a 1989 home that currently uses a furnace and boiler for heating. The lower part of our house is heated by boiler approximately 400 to 500 sq feet.

We are upgrading furnace, hot water tank, etc and we're debating on using high effientient hot water heater to heat the lower half instead of boiler, elimating one of the apples cries. Is this a good thing to do or are we better to leave boiler and replace with new?

Heard lots of different reviews from friends, even that maybe the water would eventually corrode the pipes in floor.

Please help.

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Date/Time10/17/2014 at 3:28:18 PM

Hi there,

Hot water tank is better.


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Chris from FC Construction in Oakville
Date/Time10/19/2014 at 2:50:29 PM

Yes, a high efficiency furnace is a better option than the boiler. Boilers require a lot more maintenance than a water heater and there are very good energy efficient water heaters at very reasonable prices.

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