Central boilers heat the water that runs through your radiant heating system, whether it is an in-floor system or one with radiators. The boiler is the powerhouse of your system, and its efficiency and quality will determine how comfortable you are in your home, and how much that comfort costs. It’s worthwhile to look into your options for boilers and choose the one that is best for you and your priorities. Here is a glimpse at some of the best boilers that we recommend.
Your Fuel Type
You have a choice of a few types of fuel when you’re choosing a boiler, and it’s wise to choose your fuel type before you start looking at different models.
Electric boilers are great because they are very efficient, up to 99%. However, you will be paying more for electricity than you might for gas heating. These are safe simple boilers but they are reliant on the energy grid, meaning you’ll need back-up heat in the event of a power outage.
Gas boilers are the main competitor to electric boilers. They can also be highly efficient, and natural gas is usually cheaper than electricity, although it depends on energy prices in your area. You take on more safety risks with a gas boiler, but regular maintenance can keep it in good working order.
You might also consider a propane boiler. This is a great option on rural properties where you don’t have a gas hook-up but can store propane onsite. There is a small smell of propane, and the unit will need yearly maintenance.
The professionals at Advantage Airtech can help you choose which fuel source is best for you. Contact us today to learn more. Then we can explore some great models, like the following.
Weil-McLain CGi Series 3 Gas Boiler
If your biggest priority is choosing a gas boiler that will stand the test of time, then the Weil-McLain CGi Series 3 Gas Boiler is an excellent option. It is made out of cast iron, with a stainless-steel base and internal corrosion protection, making it highly durable. It has a lower up-front cost than many models, but it is somewhat less efficient than some other competitors.
Laars Mascot FT
You can get combi-boilers that will provide hot water for both your radiant floor heating and for use in your home sinks, showers, and more. The Laars Mascot FT is one of the best combination boilers currently on the market. It has great efficiency at 95% and makes use of its exhaust heat to achieve this. It has the capacity to handle larger homes, so you won’t be without heat or hot water.
Want to stay warmer while being more efficient? Boilers may be a great option for you and your family. Contact our experts at Advantage Airtech ClimateCare to learn more about boilers.