Cool technology. A high-efficiency boiler extracts so much heat from fuel that cooler flue gasses can be easily exhausted outside through a plastic pipe instead of through a chimney.
Have you been thinking about getting a new boiler? This can be a smart upgrade if your existing boiler is more than 10 years old.
In a typical house, the energy consumed to heat water for washing or whole-house heating can account for hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year.
Keeping an old boiler in service usually isn't a good idea -even if the boiler is functioning perfectly. Contact Dave Hoh's Home Comfort & Energy Experts if you are in need of a new, high-efficiency boiler for your home in Holmdel, Colts Neck, Rumson, Middletown, Howell, Brick, Manasquan, Toms River, Oakhurst, Fair Haven, Neptune, Little Silver, Lincroft, Asbury Park, and nearby Jersey Shore.
An old-style boiler requires a chimney to safely vent hot combustion gasses to the exterior. The heat that indirectly goes up the chimney is wasted heat that doesn't get used throughout the home. But a high-efficiency boiler extracts nearly all the heat from its fuel.
As a result, exhaust gasses are cool enough to be vented to the exterior through a plastic pipe. For this reason, these high-efficient boilers are also known as "direct-vent" boilers. A "sealed combustion" boiler is a direct-vent boiler that receives its combustion air from the exterior.
A boiler's AFUE rating tells you how efficient the boiler is at converting fuel to heat. An old "natural venting" boiler can operate anywhere in the 50% to 80% efficiency range.
The most-efficient sealed combustion boilers can deliver heating efficiency as high as 94%. Replacing an old 60% AFUE boiler with a new 94% AFUE boiler makes a lot of sense, if you plan to stay in your home for more than a few years or would like to live more comfortably.
Get a Free Boiler Installation Estimate for a high-efficiency boiler from Dave Hoh's Home Comfort & Energy Experts. Call or email to set up an appointment today!