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New Install Massachusetts

brandonf
brandonf Member Posts: 197
Hey everyone. I have a friend who is looking to have hot water heating system installed in her house.
The house was built in the 1930's.
It has an octopus oil-fired forced hot air system from probably the 1960's in the basement.
She's having NG brought in soon.
I mentioned CI baseboard over regular baseboard due to its radiant qualities.
House is a bungalow with a recently finished walk-up attic.
She was thinking two zones plus possibly a 3rd zone for the basement.
She's on the fence about wether or not to have a separate NG DHW or get it off of the boiler.
I told her she needs someone to do proper heat loss calculations for the house so that everything works correctly and efficiently.
So she's looking for a pro in the area with a great reputation and attention to detail.
House is located on the town line of New Bedford & Acushnet, MA.
Any recommendations or tips on system features and designs as well as installers would be helpful.
Thanks in advance.
Homeowner, Entrepreneur, Mechanic, Electrician,

"The toes you step on today are connected to the butt you'll have to kiss tomorrow". ---Vincent "Buddy" Cianci

Comments

  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
    What is the approximate square footage to be heated?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,334
    Have her go here and follow the instructions:

    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/

    There are plenty of contractors in that area who could do this properly.
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  • Brewbeer
    Brewbeer Member Posts: 616
    I just did this a coupe of years ago (replaced a forced air heating system with a hot water baseboard system). New design and install. Check out my system design thread linked in my signature.
    Hydronics inspired homeowner with self-designed high efficiency low temperature baseboard system and professionally installed mod-con boiler with indirect DHW. My system design thread: http://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/154385
    System Photo: https://us.v-cdn.net/5021738/uploads/FileUpload/79/451e1f19a1e5b345e0951fbe1ff6ca.jpg
  • brandonf
    brandonf Member Posts: 197
    > @NY_Rob said:
    > What is the approximate square footage to be heated?

    Roughly 1k-2k SQ feet
    Homeowner, Entrepreneur, Mechanic, Electrician,

    "The toes you step on today are connected to the butt you'll have to kiss tomorrow". ---Vincent "Buddy" Cianci
  • brandonf
    brandonf Member Posts: 197
    > @Steamhead said:
    > Have her go here and follow the instructions:
    >
    > https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/
    >
    > There are plenty of contractors in that area who could do this properly.

    I looked that up but most of them were kind of far away. New England is full of people that don't like to travel more than 30 minutes. Haha But I did pass it along.
    Homeowner, Entrepreneur, Mechanic, Electrician,

    "The toes you step on today are connected to the butt you'll have to kiss tomorrow". ---Vincent "Buddy" Cianci
  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
    brandonf said:

    > @NY_Rob said:

    > What is the approximate square footage to be heated?



    Roughly 1k-2k SQ feet

    Well that's not a large structure- especially if it's closer to 1,000sq/ft. They're going to have to find a very small boiler. If any contractor starts giving numbers like 100K BTU's... throw them out...
    brandonf