Choosing A Boiler - Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing the right boiler for your home is a very important task, and with so many makes and models available, it makes choosing the right boiler contractor critical. The William G Day Company is second to none when it comes to experience, with over 50 years in the heating business we feel that we have all the tools to assist you with making the best choice for your home. A new boiler is a long term investment that you want to make sure keeps your home and budget comfortable. Below you will find some general information on boilers and some of the different types available. You will also find the brands we trust to keep your home comfortable. See the Carrier Boilers we offer here
A domestic boiler is a large home appliance responsible for heating your home. A domestic boiler can be powered by a variety of fuel sources, among the most popular of which is natural gas. Basically, a domestic gas boiler works by heating water and distributing it through a system of pipes that extends into every room to heat your home. If you have to purchase a new domestic gas boiler for your home, here are some things to think about.
Tips For Choosing The Right Boiler:
- Look for the AFUE rating, which stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency. The Federal Trade Commission requires that domestic gas boilers have a minimum rating of 75%, but more efficient models are available.
- Find out how the domestic gas boiler operates. The basic operation will affect its overall efficiency. The more efficient the process, the more money you can save. The most efficient process is completed by condensing gas within a second heat exchanger. A mid-efficiency domestic gas boiler will use exhaust fans, combustion air, and flowing combustion air. The least efficient use natural draft flow.
- Check out the size options for domestic gas boilers. There are many factors that go into sizing a boiler, and the contractor you choose to do the work will help you. However, you need to choose a domestic gas boiler that has at least the capacity to heat the amount of square footage you have in your home.
- Pay attention to the total cost of the domestic gas boilers you’re choosing from. In 2010 it was likely that you’d pay somewhere between $4,000 and $9,000 in upfront cost and installation. This is a wide range, so look for a domestic gas boiler that fits your budget and factor in your return on investment.