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How To Save Energy By Replacing Your Home’s Boiler

By October 22, 2012 Boiler No Comments

Chicago Boiler Installation and Repair

Replacing Your Boiler With An Energy Efficient Model

Boilers expend about 60% of energy annually. To minimize energy costs generated using a boiler, many consumers will decide to replace their old gas boiler with a modern, high-efficiency model. The costs for replacing a boiler varies, but the usual cost to replace an old gas boiler can cost up to $9,000 or more. This will not only improve your heating controls but will also reduce the volume of your carbon dioxide emissions. However, once your new unit is installed, the savings of a new boiler will pay for itself in the long term.

Since all modern boilers recover more efficiently, the main thing for you to focus on is finding the right type to best fit your needs. If you have gas main lines, a gas boiler is usually the most inexpensive heating system available. If there is no gas pipe in close proximity to your home, then you may need to select an oil, LPG or coal boiler or one that operates on solar energy. Other considerations you may want to take note of is whether or not to use a combination or regular boiler. Factors that will help you make your decision include:

• Family size
• Space available
• Type of energy source used

Once you’ve decided on the type of boiler you will install in your home, you’ll need to make sure you purchase a boiler of the highest efficiency, by choosing one that is Energy Saving Trust Recommended. These types of heat recovery units can give you additional savings when heating your water. There are websites that can provide helpful tips about boiler quotes, and anything else that is necessary for you to be educated on once your new boiler is installed. Your registered installer will ensure that your boiler system is building code compliant, and assist you with obtaining any paperwork needed to prove that you have a code compliant boiler.

Need to replace your boiler? Contact MBR Services, your Chicago boiler specialists, today at (708) 417-0725.