Buffalo, NY and the surrounding areas of Western New York are renowned for our cold winter weather. So it is not entirely surprising that heating costs in our part of the country consume a large proportion of our annual budget, especially for those older homes that rely on steam boiler technology.
However, it may surprise you to learn that even a homeowner in a relatively modern 10-15 year old home, that is heated using hot water boiler technology, should seriously consider upgrading their boiler to achieve considerable energy savings. The operating efficiency of residential hot water boilers has increased significantly during the past decade, so if you are running an older boiler, you could be saving a lot of money by investing in a new high-efficiency hot water boiler.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) now requires that all new boilers are labeled with their Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings:
If your older hot water boiler is rated at 56-70% AFUE, that means that it converts 50-70% of the fuel that it consumes into heat in your home, and the other 30-50% of fuel is converted into wasted energy. So, by changing to a new High Efficiency hot water boiler, you could be saving 28-48% of your fuel bill each winter.
A new residential boiler will require an initial investment, but the payback in enhanced comfort with reduced energy bills, and the added bonus of improving your personal "environmental footprint", really do make this a wise investment for your future.
If you have an older low-efficiency steam boiler you could consider upgrading to a new Mid-Efficiency Steam Boiler, like the Lennox GSB8-E Steam Boiler or the Bryant BS2 Steam Boiler that can achieve up to 83.9% AFUE Rating for very significant annual cost savings.
If you have an older low-efficiency hot water boiler you could upgrade to a new Mid-Efficiency Hydronic Boiler, or for a slightly higher investment you could save even more by upgrading to one of the new High-Efficiency Hydronic Boilers like the Bryant BWM Condensing Boiler that achieves up to 96% AFUE Rating.
Other very highly recommended high-efficiency hydronic boilers include:
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