Condensing boilers are very similar to conventional boilers. The only significant difference is that condensing boilers have more efficient heat exchangers that extract as much energy as possible from the fuel source. As the name suggests, a condensing boiler produces condensation, which requires periodic draining. As long as the condensing boiler is installed by a qualified technician, you can expect it to be quite easy to maintain.
The five advantages to using a high efficiency boiler in your Cleveland home include:
- Lower environmental impact: Since they have lower carbon dioxide emissions, condensing boilers are much better for the environment than older boilers. You could prevent up to 1.7 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year by switching to a condensing boiler.
- Energy efficiency: The ability to extract more heat from the fuel source makes condensing boilers about 15 to 30 percent more efficient than older boilers. They are even more efficient than newer, non-condensing versions.
- Lower energy bills: Higher efficiency automatically amounts to lower energy bills. Even though condensing boilers are more costly upfront than their non-condensing counterparts, the ability to save on your utility bills every month allows the investment to pay for itself during the average equipment lifespan.
- Advanced technology: The secret to a condensing boiler’s efficiency is in its dual heat exchanger. Traditional boilers stop at the point when heat has been extracted by the first heat exchanger. However, condensing boilers take it one step further by passing the combustion gasses through a second heat exchanger. This advanced heat transfer technology turns heat that would otherwise be lost up the flue into usable heat for your home.
- Size: Modern condensing boilers are more compact, allowing them to fit in smaller places without difficulty. Next to older boilers, newer condensing models are sleek and modern looking, making them a more desirable addition to your home.
For more information about how high efficiency condensing boilers work, please contact P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling today. We have proudly served residents in the Greater Cleveland area for more than 77 years.
Paul Wadsworth is the President and Owner of P.K. Wadsworth Heating and Cooling. For 37 years, Paul has been providing heating and cooling services to the Greater Cleveland area. P.K. Wadsworth has been a trusted Cleveland HVAC service company for over 75 years. The company understand the area's construction and local heating and air conditioning needs. Paul has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.S., Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Paul is the Chairman of COSE's Energy Advisory Council. He's been President of the Cleveland Air Conditioning Contractors of America and a founding member of the local chapter. Paul was born and raised in Cleveland and has been active in the local community. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and two sons.
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