Here at the Eco Renewables Group, we are leading solar panel and solar power system providers. But we also install and repair a range of boilers. This is something that is of great importance to us, especially when you consider how much more fuel is wasted because of a badly performing boiler. Even just an older model can have a negative impact on the environment. As a result, all homes should consider the environmental advantages of a condensing boiler.
A condensing boiler is much more efficient
A condensing boiler is a lot more efficient than older models, and one of the key reasons for this is the size of the heat exchanger. Taking away 90% of the heat that is left over from burning the fuel, the heat exchanger in a condensing boiler recycles this heat back into the heating system. Once this heat has been reused, the gasses that sent out of the home and into the atmosphere are much colder. As a result, they can be cold enough to form condensation inside the pipe. This water will then recovered, and reused by the heat exchanger. As a result, condensing boilers can be more than 30% more efficient than non-condensing boilers.
What are the environmental advantages of a condensing boiler?
In a non condensing boiler, the hot gases are released after the first cycle. This means that a lot of carbon dioxide, a prevalent “greenhouse gas”, is dumped into the environment, contributing to global warming. However, a condensing boiler reuses this gas, and as a result the emissions are a lot lower.
In addition, a condensing boiler can draw power, at least twice, from the same gases released by just one heat through. This means that it uses less energy to produce the heat and hot water your home needs. Less energy use reduces your carbon footprint and your reliance on fossil fuels.
For more information or advice about installing a condensing boiler, get in touch today, with the experts here at the Eco Renewables Group.