The four keys to Boiler Replacement
October 24, 2014
2) Select the right contractor – Once again, a good contractor will make or break the project. There is much more involved in replacing a boiler than simply removing the old boiler and inserting a new one. The boiler must be sized and the piping layout reviewed to ensure that the heating system works in harmony. A good contractor will have experience and proper training to know how to join all of the parts of the heating system into an efficient, effective, heating machine.
3) Size the boiler properly – A lot has changed in your home since the last boiler was installed. Perhaps you have new windows and/or doors. Perhaps radiant floor heating was installed. An addition may have been added, the attic has been insulated. A proper heat loss analysis must be performed to select the proper boiler for the house. An boiler that is too large will cause excessive cycling and drive up energy costs. One that is too small will not keep the house warm on the coldest days.
4) Use outdoor reset – One of the biggest efficiency gains in new boilers is the ability to use computer technology to adjust the hydronic system to the heating load. As the weather gets warmer, less heat is required. By lowering the system temperature, the house is able to be heated much more efficiently. Please make sure this important feature is being used.
Triangle Tube’s Prestige and Challenger boilers are modern, highly efficient, natural gas or propane boilers that have excellent track records in reliability. With AFUEs of 95% or higher, and low NOx emissions, these are responsible, green choices for both the environment and your budget. When paired with a Smart Indirect Fired Water Heater, they form the right solution for your residential heat and hot water needs.
Jim Lavallee Plumbing
Serving Eastern Massachusetts and the Boston area
Phone: Toll-free (888) 884-4122