It’s hard to believe in the heat of summer, but the cold autumn and winter months will be here before you know it. According to Energy Star, a typical U.S. household spends more than $2,000 yearly on energy bills, and 29 percent of that goes to heating.
If you’re looking to save money on energy costs, you might want to look into purchasing a high-efficiency boiler for your home.
What is a high-efficiency boiler?
A high-efficiency boiler has an annual fuel utilization efficiency of 90 percent or higher, meaning only 10 percent of the energy produced by the boiler escapes.
Among the different types of boilers—gas, oil, water, electric—there is not one that is universally most efficient, but something to ask while shopping for energy-efficient boilers is whether it utilizes condensing technology, which recycles water vapor created during heating.
Are high-efficiency boilers worth the money?
The cost of a high-efficiency boiler may seem steep, but it’s an investment that saves money and energy over time.
High-efficiency boilers use less energy to produce more heat. Energy-efficient boilers help protect the environment by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces, but the lower amount of energy also translates to savings on your energy bill.
Another thing you should consider when deciding whether to purchase a high-efficiency boiler or a standard boiler is your eligibility for money-back programs. You can receive a rebate for your high-efficiency boiler purchase through these programs. The amount you receive is related to how high your boiler’s efficiency rating is.
Maintenance for high-efficiency boilers
Maintenance for your high-efficiency boiler is important to keep up with, so you can ensure your boiler continues saving you money and energy. You should conduct regular self-inspections with an eye out for any of the following issues:
- Blockages in the air vents or flues
- Low water levels in the pressure gauge
- Water dripping from the boiler or pipes
- Blockages in the drain line, PVC fittings, drain system, and drain traps
If you notice any of these issues, have a trained technician out to your home to perform regular maintenance on your boiler and assess whether there are serious issues.
Call Flotechs to install or service your high-efficiency boiler
Our team of trained technicians will install, maintain, or repair your boiler. We will also remove your old boiler from your home free of charge. Learn more about our competitive installation and service prices. Call us today or fill out our contact form here.