Many homeowners believe boilers provide superior home heating compared to forced-air systems with furnaces. There’s no circulated air with a boiler, which means you don’t have airborne pollutants entering your rooms through your ductwork. Boiler heat is also more moist than dry forced air. The result is a more comfortable living environment.
These days, Suffolk County households may have options when it comes to home heating. Burt’s Reliable can help you decide if boiler heating is the most efficient and cost-effective option for your home.
A boiler is a large, closed container where a burner warms water. This is the central component of a boiler-powered radiator or hydronic heating system. Either steam or hot water passes from the boiler to piping, radiators and baseboards. They heat rooms throughout your house. When the water cools and condenses, it returns to the boiler to be heated and circulated again.
Today’s condensing boilers are far more efficient than yesterday’s products. On average, you can expect roughly 15 percent more energy efficiency from a condensing boiler than a non-condensing boiler because these modern systems are more effective at recapturing heat energy and vapor. This gets you more heat for your energy dollar and reduces equipment corrosion.
Today’s high-efficiency oil boilers can have fuel efficiency ratings approaching 90%. This means that almost all the energy your fuel generates goes to heating your home — not out of your flue.
We speak to homeowners all the time who want to lower their energy costs. If they have a boiler system, we recommend that you not try switching to another heating system. These conversions can get expensive with ductwork installations and radiator removals. And the resulting heat may not be as comfortable as your boiler’s.
Here are some great ways to ensure maximum efficiency from your boiler:
The Burt’s Reliable heating installation team is ready to help you improve your boiler efficiency this winter. Reach out to us today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.