Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning
Easton MA 02334
He was efficient and did everything to my satisfaction.
We have an older home circa 1890's , and with that comes a lot of challenges. While we were looking for a company to replace our furnace we found out that most heating companies just had one thing in mind, just to replace the furnace. Which in all reality thats what we were looking for. The thing that stood out the most about Owen and Paul was they wanted to help us with our future plans. It cost $80 for them to come in and give us a quote, which was well worth every penny. They worked with us to give us all our options more then what we could even imagine. After meeting with a few Heating companies This was the only one that was able to give us viable options for our future home improvements.
Paul and Owen were very good at explaining all the work that would be done. The furnace and water tank they installed is so compact you would barley notice that we have one in our basement.
Owen, Paul & Paul worked very well together. They had a plan each day to accomplish and worked until it was completed. It took about 3 days from start to finish. This included orchestrating the removal of the old furnace and inspections from the town and gas company.
I can't say enough about them they did a great job we are so happy with our new furnace.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
60 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
Technology: Munchkin T-80M ASME high-efficiency boiler with SSU 45 hot water heater system (natural gas heat)
Manufacturer: Heat Transfer Products, Inc.
Owner: George Aronson
Facility Type: Private residence
Installation date: August 2007
Installer: Owen Geoghegan, Plumbing and Heating (Norton, MA)
Supplier: Heat Transfer Products, Inc. (Freetown, MA)
After spending about $500 on his old boiler to replace leaky piping and a circulator pump,
George Aronson, a resident of Sharon and active member of the Sharon Energy Advisory
Committee, decided it was time to replace the system altogether, rather than spending any more
money on band-aid repairs. George considered a Utica cast iron natural boiler but ultimately
decided to install the more expensive, but more efficient, Munchkin boiler.
Space and water heating constitute about a third of home energy use. Around 82% of
Massachusetts homes heat with either natural gas or heating oil. Using December 2011 prices, the
average home that heats with natural gas will spend around $700 to heat their home this winter,
whereas the average home that heats with heating oil will spend around $2,700
George’s local contractor, Owen Geoghan, helped him access rebates offered through
GasNetworks, the natural gas industry group.
Before installing the Munchkin boiler, the Aronsons would keep the heat off until mid-November to
save on heating bills. Now with a new efficient furnace, they can afford to heat
October/November through April/May. Although their increased use of the heating system
reduces energy savings, they have found the benefit of extra days of heat is worth it. Despite
increased heating usage, their natural gas consumption declined by 38% after installing the
The new boiler saves about 670 therms per year. When George installed the system in 2007, he
anticipated a simple payback time of about 9.6 years. However, since natural gas price have
recently declined, the payback time may be closer to 13 years.
An unexpected benefit of the new boiler came from the fact that the new furnace is much smaller,
freeing up space in the basement and allowing for better use of the space!
Note: The Munchkin boiler line was discontinued by the manufacturer, Heat Transfer Products, in
January 2011. The new edition model is called the Elite boiler.
Residents considering an upgrade to their heating and/or hot water system should first
contact the MassSave program for a home energy assessment. Call 866-527-SAVE to
learn about more options or contact a Mass Save Participating Contractor.