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Home In Glen Ridge NJ, Coal Fired Boiler to Modern Day Heat Pumps



Step back in time and witness the meticulous restoration of a century-old home nestled in the charming neighborhood of Glen Ridge, NJ. Featured in Season 45 of This Old House, this historic gem underwent a remarkable transformation under the skilled hands of ICS. From its origins with a coal-fired boiler, the home now embraces modernity with state-of-the-art heat pumps, seamlessly blending the charm of yesteryears with the comfort and efficiency of contemporary living.

As you explore each lovingly restored room, you’ll be transported through the pages of history, experiencing the architectural grace and craftsmanship of a bygone era. Every detail, from the intricate moldings to the original hardwood floors, has been thoughtfully preserved, breathing new life into this timeless treasure. Whether you’re savoring the warmth of the fireplace or marveling at the energy-efficient features, this home stands as a testament to the enduring allure of historic preservation combined with modern sustainability.


The Problem: The historic home featured in Season 45 of This Old House relied on a coal-fired boiler for heating, which was not only outdated but also environmentally unfriendly. The homeowner desired a more eco-friendly solution that could provide both heating and cooling efficiently while also ensuring top indoor air quality.

The Solution: ICS proposed a comprehensive solution that involved replacing the coal-fired boiler with modern-day heat pumps, specifically Mitsubishi Hyper Heat systems. These systems offered full cooling and heating capabilities while maintaining top indoor air quality standards. By embracing this eco-friendly upgrade, the homeowner could enjoy enhanced comfort and reduced environmental impact, aligning perfectly with their sustainability goals.


Following the installation of Mitsubishi Hyper Heat systems by ICS, the homeowner experienced a multitude of benefits. Firstly, the systems provided full cooling and heating capabilities, ensuring consistent indoor comfort throughout the year, regardless of external temperature fluctuations. Additionally, the homeowner enjoyed improved energy efficiency compared to the outdated coal-fired boiler, leading to reduced energy consumption and consequent savings on utility bills. Moreover, the advanced air filtration and purification features of the Mitsubishi systems contributed to superior indoor air quality, free from pollutants and allergens, promoting a healthier living environment. Furthermore, by transitioning to eco-friendly heat pumps, the homeowner significantly reduced their carbon footprint, aligning with their sustainability goals and contributing to a greener future. Lastly, the reliability and durability of Mitsubishi Hyper Heat systems ensured long-term performance and peace of mind for the homeowner, making the upgrade a comprehensive solution for their comfort, efficiency, and environmental concerns.