5 Benefits a Condensing Boiler Can Offer Your Hamilton Area Home
by Greg Leisgang on February 14, 2014
Posted in: Boilers
Condensing boilers are alternatives to traditional water heaters that can provide greater efficiency and potential cost savings while taking up less space and having little environmental impact. Condensing boilers operate similarly to traditional heaters, but with one specific distinction. In a condensing boiler, water vapor and heating waste is condensed into water, which then exits the boiler via a drain.
For those considering a new boiler, Hamilton residents may want to consider a condensing boiler this winter. Condensing boilers offer several appealing qualities.
- Efficiency - Condensing boilers are believed to be 15 to 30 percent more efficient than non-condensing boilers. They may be even more efficient than some of the newer model non-condensing units.
- Environmental impact - Condensing boilers release less carbon dioxide into the air than non-condensing boilers. Depending on your home's water usage, the condensing boiler could save up to 1.5 tons of carbon emissions that would otherwise be released into the environment with a non-condensing boiler.
- Fuel savings - Condensing boilers use less fuel to heat water to the same level as non-condensing boilers. The reduced fuel consumption may result in lower gas bills.
- Design - Condensing boilers have uniquely large heat exchangers, which maximize the amount of heat that's transferred to the boiler. The heat exchanger also captures heat that would otherwise escape through the flue. These design elements lead to greater efficiency.
- Size - Condensing boilers often come in a range of sleek and compact sizes. They're available in sizes to fit any storage space or home size.
For more information on the benefits of a condensing boiler, Hamilton homeowners should contact us at Tri-County Heating and Cooling. We've proudly served the Hamilton area for more than 40 years.
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