Saturday, May 21, 2011

No more oil!

It is now official--we are no longer dependent on oil. The furnace is dismantled, the hydronic baseboards have been drained, and the hot water now comes from a new 80-gallon electric tank. The actual heating/cooling unit has also been installed in the basement and hooked up to the wells. Monday the crew returns to cut vents in the family room floor (this was left to the end as it is over a tiny crawl space and running the ducting will be difficult); the kitchen (these will be toekicks due to our cabinet configuration and the fact that we have radiant floor heating there); and the foyer (the old baseboard must be removed first). Then once the ducts are connected, I believe we will be in business!

It is a bonus for us that this company will not only be removing and carting away the old furnace but also removing all of the hydronic and electric baseboards and all of the old thermostats too.

Here are a few more photos:

Old furnace, no longer in use

Where the old hot water tank used to be

Big guy is the 80-gal water heater; smaller guy is a 50-gal holding tank for pre-heated water from the geo system.

Our new WaterFurnace Synergy unit

Where the unit hooks up to the wells
We had our first 80+ degree day today and it has been pretty humid--this change is coming just in time!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see the final pix and hear about your first day of air conditioned comfort.


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