Is a Boiler Energy Efficient?

When shopping for a new heating system for your home, you will probably have energy efficiency among your prime criteria. One of the best ways to save money on your annual budget is through the installation of a heater that will keep you warm through a long winter without draining excessive amounts of energy. Since gas boilers are among the most common types of heating systems, you’ve probably wondered if they have the energy efficiency it takes to meet your needs.

In a word: yes. Gas boilers rank high among the many heating systems available today when it comes to the efficient burning of fuel to produce heat. Energy efficiency is one of the outstanding qualities about boilers that makes them a #1 choice for many homeowners.

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Boiler energy efficiency

The energy efficiency of heating systems is represented by an AFUE rating (annual fuel utilization efficiency). AFUE is a percentage that shows how much fuel a heater converts into actual heat as measured over a year; the higher the percentage, the less waste.

Gas boilers can score remarkably high AFUE ratings. They have little heat loss because they do not use forced-air, and the newer high efficiency models equipped with condensing flue gases in a second heat exchanger and sealed combustion can have AFUE ratings between 90%-98.5%. That means almost no heat loss over the year, and immense savings compared to many other systems that score AFUEs in the 80s. Considering that boilers also cost less to install than most other heaters, and have longer lifespans, you will find significant savings with one working in your home.

It’s important to know that AFUE rating does not include heat loss that can occur from piping. A poorly installed boiler will lose a significant amount of its efficiency because of pipes put in places where they will bleed away heat energy. This is one of the many reasons you should only trust your boiler installation in Markham to qualified professionals familiar with the best brands.

Advantage Airtech has served the Greater Toronto Area since 1987. You can put your trust in our experience when it comes to installing a boiler in your home for comfort this winter and many winters to come. Come to us for your Markham heating service needs.