Cool technology. A high-efficiency boiler extracts so much heat from fuel that cooler flue gasses can be easily exhausted outside through a plastic pipe.
Have you been thinking about getting a new boiler? This can be a smart upgrade if your existing unit is more than 10 years old.
In a typical house, the energy consumed to heat water for washing or whole-house heating can account for hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year.
Keeping an old boiler in service usually isn’t a good idea – even if it is functioning perfectly. Contact PCB Insulators if you are in need of a new, high-efficiency boiler for your home in Peoria, East Peoria, Morton or areas nearby!
An old-style boiler requires a chimney to safely vent hot combustion gasses to the exterior. The heat that indirectly goes up the chimney is wasted heat that doesn’t get used throughout the home. But a high-efficiency boiler extracts nearly all the heat from its fuel.
As a result, exhaust gasses are cool enough to be vented to the exterior through a plastic pipe. For this reason, these high-efficient boilers are also known as “direct-vent” boilers. A “sealed combustion” boiler is a direct-vent boiler that receives its combustion air from the exterior.
An AFUE (annual fuel use efficiency) rating tells you how efficiently a boiler can convert fuel to heat. An old “natural venting” unit can operate anywhere in the 50% to 80% efficiency range.
The most efficient sealed combustion boilers can deliver heating efficiency as high as 94%. Replacing an old boiler with a new model makes a lot of sense if you plan to stay in your home for more than a few years or would like to live more comfortably.
Interested to find out what heating system is right for your home from your local HVAC specialist? Schedule a free estimate to install a high-efficiency boiler from PCB Insulators today! Call or email to set up an appointment in Peoria, East Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Washington, Bloomington, Armington, Atlanta, Beason, Benson, and areas nearby.