This wall hung gas boiler is 96% efficient! This means only 4% of the heat from burning gas goes up the chimney! A 15-year-old boiler may only be 65% efficient. This means you'll save 31% on your gas bill from this change alone! That's an easy decision!
Like other gas-fueled appliances, a gas boiler can be adapted to burn natural gas or propane gas. Most gas boilers don't actually boil water; they just heat it. The hot water is then pumped to radiators, under-floor tubing, or to a heat exchanger. In a duct system, all of these heating systems are referred to as "hydronic" (water-based) heat.
A gas boiler that's more than 10 years old can be operating inefficiently even when functioning perfectly because, relative to modern high-efficiency equipment, it was designed inefficiently. Today, new gas boilers are available that operate at 90% efficiency or more. Bolster-DeHart, Inc. can evaluate your current heating system and provide a free quote on a super-efficient system that will save you money. Call or email today for a free quote for replacement or installation of a high efficiency gas boiler in Pittsburgh, Butler, Washington and nearby!
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Wall-mounted radiators and hot water baseboards use their boiler-supplied hot water to warm rooms by radiation and convection. Hot water circulating in under-floor tubing turns the entire floor surface into a giant radiator. A gas boiler can also supply a forced-air heating system (referred to as "hydro-air") with hot water for its heat exchangers.
Direct-vent boilers are a great way to upgrade your energy efficiency. If you have an older boiler, it will have a metal flue that is connected to a chimney. This type of boiler relies on natural "atmospheric" combustion. In contrast, a gas-fired, direct-vent boiler is designed to extract more heat from a given quantity of fuel. In fact, so much heat is extracted that the flue gases are cool enough to vent outside through a plastic pipe. No chimney is required. Direct-vent gas boilers will have AFUE ratings in the 85%-90% range - much better performance than you could expect from an older boiler that exhausts up a chimney.
Some direct-vent boilers not only vent directly to the outside through a plastic pipe; they also get their combustion air from outside the house. This "sealed-combustion" boiler is often recommended in a house that's been upgraded to be more airtight. The following terms are important to consider when choosing a boiler:
Ready to upgrade your home's efficiency and comfort? Bolster-DeHart, Inc. can help you start saving money on your home heating costs by installing an efficient gas boiler. Call us today at 1-855-262-8724 or contact us online to get started with a free estimate! We offer all our boiler installation services in Pittsburgh, Butler, Washington, Wexford, Cranberry Twp, Mckeesport, Coraopolis, Aliquippa, Mars, Allison Park and the nearby areas!