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 True Energy Solutions if you are in need of a new, high-efficiency boiler for your home in Rochester, Webster, Fairport, Pittsford, Canandaigua, Newark.
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 detailed estimate to install a high-efficiency boiler from True Energy Solutions today. Call or email to set up an appointment.