March 5, 2013
They Might Surprise You!
Did you know certain boilers can provide homeowners a comfortable, whole-home heating and water-heating solution that is reliable and cost efficient? It’s true. Modulating condensing boilers provide one of the most efficient and comfortable ways to heat a home — not to mention space savings you’ll love!
Not familiar with how boilers work?
Boilers heat a home via hot water or steam that circulates through radiators, baseboards or radiant-flooring systems. Boilers, which are fueled by gas, propane or oil, do not use a duct system to distribute heat.
Are Boilers an Efficient Heating Solution?
A boiler’s efficiency is measured by its annual fuel utilization efficiency, or AFUE rating — how efficiently a boiler converts its fuel energy to heat. A boiler with an AFUE rating of at least 85 percent is also ENERGY STAR® qualified, and according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR®-qualified boilers use about six percent less energy than a traditional boiler. For even more efficiency — and therefore energy savings — you can select a boiler engineered with the latest condensing technology, which increases a unit’s efficiency — up to 96 percent efficient.
Have Room for More “Stuff”
You might also be interested to know that gone are the cumbersome boilers of the past. Boilers now come in many shapes and sizes, including compact, wall-mounted systems, to suit most any need and maximize your space.
Why Do I Want Condensing Technology?
Condensing technology increases the efficiency of a boiler, as a condensing boiler extracts additional heat from the exhaust before it leaves the unit. This technology ensures you’re getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to the heat produced by the unit, and it helps reduce monthly utility bills.
Consider today's compact, attractive and efficient boiler as a comfortable heating solution for your home and water.