Boiler heating has several key benefits. It can be a very efficient way to heat a home, and unlike forced air heating, it does not cause a lot of dust and allergen displacement. But boilers, like all heating equipment, do have a limited lifespan. If your boiler is more than 15 to 20 years old, it may be time to start shopping for a replacement.
High-efficiency gas boilers are the preferred style of boilers these days. Here’s what you need to know about these appliances.
Older boilers are not designed to be high efficient. Plus, their deficiency continues to decrease as they get older. High efficiency condensing boilers, on the other hand, is just about as energy-efficient as you can get. Your heating bills will go down significantly once you have a gas boiler installation team replace your old boiler with one of these.
How much will you save? Well, that depends, in part, on the age of your existing furnace, the size of your home, and how you use your heating. But in general, standard boilers are about 80% efficient, whereas condensing boilers are 96% efficient. This equates to a 15 – 20% energy savings for most homeowners who upgrade their boilers.
How do these boilers save you so much energy? It all comes down to how they work. When the gas is burned, some of the heat ends up in the exhaust pipe. In a typical boiler, this heat goes to waste, but in a condensing boiler, the heat is essentially reclaimed and used to heat the water that will then heat your home.
By reclaiming heat that would otherwise be wasted, condensing boilers are able to generate more heat per unit of gas. This is why central heat and air installation contractors recommend them so often.
Here are a few other key things to know when considering a boiler replacement.
An easy way to tell whether a boiler is energy-efficient is to look for the Energy Star® logo. Energy Star only awards its certification to boilers that meet pretty strict efficiency standards, and condensing boilers almost always qualify.
Choosing a high efficiency condensing boiler is not just good for your wallet. It’s also good for the planet since these systems help conserve fossil fuels and produce fewer emissions.
If your boiler is nearing the end of its life expectancy, consider replacing it with a high efficiency condensing boiler. These appliances will save you money and benefit the planet. Contact H & H Heating & Air Conditioning if you’d like a quote for boiler replacement. We also offer home HVAC repair, maintenance, and more.