High-Efficiency Boilers in Avery County & Watauga County
Lower Your Fuel Bills This Winter
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 Avery Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC if you are in need of a new, high-efficiency boiler for your home in Avery County and Watauga or areas nearby!
High-Efficiency Boilers Offer Astonishing Performance
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.
Most residential boilers are designed to burn oil, propane, or natural gas.
A boiler can supply hot water for washing, for whole-house heating, or both. Dual-purpose boilers are referred to as “combi-boilers.”
The size of a boiler is described by its BTU (British thermal unit, a measure of heat) output. A medium-size boiler might have an 80,000 BTU rating.
A high-efficiency rating is your promise of energy savings
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.
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