Should You use a High-Efficiency Boiler?

Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti/

Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti/

You’ve probably heard about high-efficiency, energy efficient and environmentally friendly appliances, but have you stopped to wonder why so many people recommend them? If you rely on a boiler for your home’s central air or hot water, you may be surprised at some of the perks a high-efficiency boiler has to offer.

If your boiler isn’t working well, is broken or if you are just ready for an upgrade that can help you save money, you should consider installing one of these newer models. High-efficiency boilers work even better than traditional boilers and a plumber that specializes in boiler repair on Long Island can talk to you about installing one in your home.

How do High-Efficiency Boilers Work?

High-efficiency boilers are very similar to other boilers, but work a little differently. Instead of using a pilot light, which must always be on, they have an electronic ignition that turns on when the boiler needs to run. This difference alone means the boiler uses less energy and is more affordable to run.

Another major difference between older boilers and high-efficiency boilers is how they heat water. Efficient boilers use heat from flue gases, which is normally wasted in older boilers, to preheat cold water as it enters the system. This technique makes the entire appliance more efficient.

Will I Notice a Difference?

When you switch to a high-efficiency boiler, you’ll notice the difference right away because you will get lots of benefits you were missing out on with an older boiler. Most older boilers are only about 65 to 70 percent efficient and newer, high-efficiency boilers can be as much as 97 percent efficient. This means you will notice that the boiler works more effectively and even more quickly.

Another big benefit you’ll notice right away is that your utility bills will be as much as 30 percent lower, since the new boiler works more efficiently and uses less energy to heat your home and water. High-efficiency boilers can be more expensive than traditional boilers when it comes to purchasing and installing them, but they are more affordable to maintain in the long run.

A good guideline to go by is if your boiler is more than 20 years old, it is time to upgrade to a newer model. If you are looking for ways to make your home more environmentally friendly or to save money, now is the perfect time to install a high-efficiency water boiler. We specialize in boiler repair on Long Island and can inspect your boiler and tell you about how you can benefit from a high-efficiency model.

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