Condensing boiler technology is the latest tide of innovation suitable for residential and business use. It is cleaner and more efficient than the conventional central heating framework. Until recently, there was a great deficiency of awareness, but now the government bodies and environmental groups are advocating the use of condensing products.
We are likely to see accelerated adoption, so keep up the pace. Look beyond upfront investment and think in the long term. A condensing boiler is a cost-effective and energy-efficient investment that is more than worth your while.
Fostering a positive change
For quite some time, boilers have been integral to domestic and commercial heating systems. The only problem is that heating is one of the world’s biggest energy consumption sources and the culprit behind staggering pollution. This is largely due to the fact that older models lack new efficiency technology and lag in the fossil fuel efficiency department. Compared to them, the newer, condensing boilers achieve a landslide victory in every department.
For now, eliminating environmental pollution completely is not a realistic goal, but we can make a big difference. Thus, it comes as a welcome change that the massive impact of fossil fuels used in heating sparks more and more worldwide attention. It is moving up the agenda, leaving no doubt that we have all the tools and knowledge to turn the tide and make a green leap.
Sustainable tech workings
Condensing boilers still run on fossil fuel, but their integration leads to better, more optimal performance and great environmental benefits. They are associated with substantially lower fuel and running costs. In a nutshell, this means that you have a chance to trim your utility bills and decrease the carbon footprint.
Even when not running in the condensing mode, these boilers are 15-30% more efficient than non-condensing ones. How is this possible? Well, a bulk of the energy that stems from the combustion process is recovered instead of being wasted into the air. Namely, unlike conventional boilers, they do not emit excess heat into the atmosphere through the water pipes.
Instead, an extra-large heat exchanger facilitates heat transfer from the burner. Sending the energy back into the system, it prevents operating inefficiency. This is to say that around 90% of the energy gets recycled via the process of converting (condensing) water vapour back into liquid. We have the cutting-edge heat exchanger and overall boiler design to thank for these benefits.
It is easy being green
Furthermore, note that condensing models are way more efficient in transforming heat into usable energy (heat). In others words, you need much less fuel to heat your home and water. It is estimated that this saves around $300 on an annual basis. In addition, it improves the eco-friendliness of your household: using compact condensing boilers reduces 80% of NOx and 90% of CO2. That is 1,220 kg of CO2 less per year.
The good news is also that condensing technology is highly practical. Although they have a much larger heat exchanger, condensing boilers are not bulky. In fact, compact models come in all shapes and sizes and they can be easily installed indoors and outdoors, fitting all sorts of layouts and spaces. Hence, there is hardly a viable excuse not to embrace this innovation.
And if you ask me, it is high time to give your humble contribution to preserving the limited natural resources. Find a local provider and install a condensing boiler sooner rather than later. There is no shortage of quality products on the market, so tap into the future, which will hopefully be greener and more sustainable.
Less is more
Condensing boilers save money and mitigate the environmental footprint in one stroke. Therefore, they are a clear win-win technology that allows you to do more with less. You can avoid wasting heat energy and recycle it. This all implies you should not hesitate to make the switch. After all, we expect the non-condensing design to gradually disappear and make room for condensing counterparts. This shift is the best way to limit the impact that domestic heating has on our environment.
Guest post by Lillian Connors
About the Author
Lillian Connors can’t resist the urge to embark on a myriad of green living/home improvement projects and spread the word about them. She cherishes the notion that sustainable housing and gardening will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on. You can check her out on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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