Problem: The homeowners of this ranch home in Walnutport, PA had an older boiler that wasn’t working properly, causing high energy bills. When we came in to diagnose the cause, we also found they had an aging oil tank with the typical leaks that are impossible to avoid.
Solution: We installed and filled a beautiful new 275 gallon oil tank (yes, we are HVAC geeks), and installed a sleek, new Energy Kinetics EK1F boiler with a 40 gallon indirect hot water heater. We also added a water baseboard throughout the first floor and kicktoe heater under the kitchen cabinets, to make sure the family finally had adequate heat throughout the home. We also added a wifi programmable thermostat to help the family better control their comfort level no matter where they are.
Walnutport is located right near the Lehigh River, and has many homes similar to this lovely ranch. The homeowner in this home started having problems with their hot water and heating systems, and gave us a call at RF Ohl to see if we could get them sorted out.
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When we got to the home, we noted that the old oil tank was leaking and needed to be replaced. The old boiler was not firing correctly, and as a result, it was causing significantly higher heating bills than expected. Thus, it was beyond the point of a repair. Since systems like this also provide the hot water for a home, we suggested that the homeowners consider an Energy Kinetics system that could provide them not only with heat, but with virtually unlimited hot water.
Energy Kinetics System 2000 Boilers
The Energy Kinetics System 2000 boilers, like the EK1F unit we installed in this home are incredibly efficient units. They can cut home heating bills up to 40% because of their clean-burning, whisper quiet operation. With heat and hot water accounting for up to 75% of most homes energy use, this increased efficiency will really help save the homeowners money right away.
One of the other features homeowners love about the Energy Kinetics boiler systems is the ability to have virtually unlimited hot water. With a 40 gallon reserve tank, and the ability to generate up to 228 gallons of hot water an hour, this system will allow the family to have all the hot water they want! This means no more worry about whether someone is doing laundry or running the dishwasher when you want to take a bath or shower- you can finally do both at the same time!
By installing baseboard heating throughout the first floor and even adding a kicktoe heater in the kitchen. The family will finally have the warm comfort the crave throughout.
To help them track and control the comfort level in their home with even more precision, the homeowners opted to get a wifi controlled thermostat as well! This will enable them to monitor their home’s temperature, even when they are away at work, and program it so that it truly matches their lifestyle. This kind of control allows homeowners to monitor their energy usage and save even more money on home heating bills by becoming more aware of their energy usage over time.
We know that for many people, home heating and cooling solutions can seem rather dull, but when they find out how much savings can be had from upgrading the efficiency of their systems with solutions like the Energy Kinetics System 2000 series boilers while also increasing their comfort level, we find folks are eager to make the change and take advantage of the significant savings in energy costs that is a blessing to any family.
If you are looking to explore ways to save money on your heating bills or have a problem with your current system, give us a call here at RF Ohl. We have the experience and the know how to make sure you are comfortable in your home, every day of the year, and save money at the same time.