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Older homes typically require a boiler with a higher BTU rating.

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Question: Older homes typically require a boiler with a higher BTU rating.
Top Answer (76% of 25 votes): True.

Answer: False
Explanation: If a heat load is done you will most likely find that the boiler was grossly oversized in the first place.
Arizona's Best Heating & AC, Inc.
Answer: True
Explanation: Older homes have more natural infiltration from the outside and thus will need more BTU's.
Air Connection
Answer: True
Explanation: The systems now are well installated. The houses now are more energy friendly.
Pacific Service Company
Answer: True
Explanation: Mostly because not being update with insulation and windows
HVAC and More
Answer: True
Explanation: Older houses may not be properly insulated and older windows and doors may be drafty, for that reason a boiler of a larger capacity would be needed to compensate for the heat loss.
Answer: True
Explanation: It depends on how well insulated the home is.
APSCO Professional Service Company
Answer: True
Explanation: Yes, because of the lack of insulation or pool window R values.
Kohler Heating and Air Conditioning
Answer: True
Explanation: Many older homes have not been built with higher R valued products.
LPC Services Inc.
Answer: True
Explanation: Typically true because they tend to have greater heat loss due to lack of better windows and insulation or higher R value insulation.
123HVAC of Long Island
Answer: True
Explanation: only slightly because of insulation and window efficiency
Climate Creations LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: Older homes tend to have less insulation. However, the size of the home is also an important factor in determining the size and cost of the boiler.
MJ Services
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