If it’s time to trade in your outdated boiler for a modern replacement, consider the benefits of condensing boilers. The biggest difference between this option and a non-condensing boiler is the highly efficient heat exchanger. As the name implies, condensing boilers produce condensation, which drains away to the exterior with no extra effort on your part. Here are the five benefits condensing boilers offer to Greater Cleveland area homeowners:
- Energy efficiency: To lower your energy bills, you must achieve better efficiency in many areas of your home. Modern boilers earn some of the highest efficiency ratings available today. In fact, condensing boilers are 15 to 30 percent more efficient than older-model non-condensing boilers, making them a far more energy efficient choice.
- Lower environmental impact: Greater energy efficiency means lower carbon dioxide emissions. In fact, over the course of one year, a condensing boiler could reduce your home’s CO2 emissions by up to 1.7 tons.
- Decreased energy bills: A condensing boiler can produce the same amount of heat while consuming less fuel than older boilers, providing a comfortably warm home for less. The result is a lower utility bill every month, which is great news in a market where fuel prices tend to trend upward.
- Modern design: In older boilers, a large amount of heat escapes out the flue with combustion gases. Advanced technology allows condensing boilers to recover this heat and perform with efficiency close to 100 percent. No other models have the extra-large or dual heat exchanger of condensing boilers, which maximizes heat transfer and saves energy.
- Smaller size: Modern technology and perfected design allow condensing boilers to come in a more compact size. Compared to older clunky boilers, new ones appear much sleeker and can fit into smaller out-of-the-way spaces.
It’s true that condensing boilers cost more than their non-condensing counterparts. However, with the fuel savings you enjoy from day one, it’s easy for the equipment to pay for itself over its 15-year lifespan. To learn more, please contact Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, proudly serving the Greater Cleveland area for more than 78 years.
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