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Why Condensing Boilers Are An Excellent Energy-Efficient OptionThese days, residents here in Dryden, Leonard, Metamora, Clarkston, and Lake Orion are realizing that propane fuel is extremely expensive to purchase and as a result, homeowners and businesses are focused on reducing their consumption of this and other fuels. Choosing energy-efficient home heating options, such as a condensing boiler, can help save energy and money for homeowners and business owners.

Condensing boilers carry some of the highest efficiency ratings of any home heating equipment. Many are rated up to 90 percent in terms of Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE), the industry rating and comparison scale for boilers and furnaces. This means that only 10 percent of fuel used by the boiler is lost, and 90 percent actually provides heat to your home. According to industry experts, depending on how old your existing boiler is, replacing it with a condensing boiler could save you up to 45 percent in heating system operating costs.

How it works

So how do condensing boilers deliver such big energy savings? Condensing boilers are designed to trap and transfer a maximum amount of heat from exhaust gas (much more than a traditional boiler) using a larger heat exchanger. A large heat exchanger area allows more time and space for combustion gases created by the burning fuel to cool down and condense the water vapor in the gas to a liquid form. Since little heat is escaping in gaseous form through the exhaust, most of the heat generated by the burner is used in the home.

Consult an experienced heating contractor like Aladdin Heating & Cooling to perform a detailed load calculation to correctly size your new boiler. An expert can also help you navigate the options in energy efficiency and purchase price, so that your new boiler fits your home, your family needs, and your budget. In addition, an HVAC contractor can help you determine how long the new boiler will take to pay for itself in reduced monthly utility costs.

Need more information about condensing boilers or other home comfort solutions? Contact the HVAC pros at Aladdin Heating & Cooling. Please visit our website for details or just give us a call.

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