Ensuring your home runs efficiently is a major goal for any homeowner. The boiler and furnace are some systems that should always be in working and efficient order and if they are not you should definately consider a heating system replacement. The best indicator of a high-efficiency boiler or heating system is low idle loss, or how much heat is wasted when the boiler is off. Conventional boilers weigh several hundred pounds and have a lot of heat energy wasted in the boiler itself when the burner shuts off. To help reduce all these “idle” losses, some better grade conventional boiler designs add insulation and burner dampers, but this is like having a well-insulated coffee thermos bottle and leaving the top off – a terrible waste of energy. The AFUE or yellow energy guide rating is supposed to indicate average usage, but is generations behind today’s technology and virtually ignores idle loss. Our experts can assess your older systems energy efficiency and provide a free estimate for a high efficiency system that will reduce your fuel consumption by as much as 40% and last for decades.
Common reasons to Replace Heating Systems:
If you are comparing heating systems, you may be aware of some confusing claims made by Oilheat’s competitors. According to the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Councils website – the following information is offered to assist you in obtaining the facts about the advantages of heating your home with Heating Oil.
* Source: Energy Communications Council