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Condon Total Comfort technicians are well-versed in the specialty functions of boilers. Often called hydronic heating systems within the industry, boilers are designed to efficiently heat specifically planned volumes of water that is then distributed throughout the home, providing cozy radiant heat from free-standing radiators, baseboard units or luxurious in-floor systems. These units also effectively preheat domestic water.
More and more homes are considering their home comfort options for implementing the new, smaller profile, high-efficiency boilers available today. When it is time to upgrade your boiler, talk to Condon Total Comfort about professionally determining the size, model, and system design that is best for you.
BOILERS AND AFUE RATINGS
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates boilers and furnaces using the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (or "AFUE") standard. Like miles per gallon in your car, AFUE is a way to understand how well your boiler or furnace uses energy. AFUE ratings appear as percentages; the higher the AFUE, the more efficient the unit and the greater your energy savings.
NEW TECHNOLOGY SAVES MONEY
Older boilers operate in a range of 56% to 70% efficiency, which sadly translates into 30% to 44% of your energy dollars being unnecessarily wasted. These outdated boilers are prone to needing expensive repairs and typically depend on heavy heat exchangers, a continuous pilot light and use natural airflow for combustion gases. Moderate efficiency boilers of 80% to 83% AFUE have exhaust fans for precision combustion control, electronic ignition and a compact design.
Fortunately, today's high-efficiency condensing boilers (90% to 98.5% AFUE) are now designed with a special condenser located in a second heat exchanger that recaptures some the heat (and energy dollars) otherwise lost in older models. High-efficiency units additionally feature the new technology of sealed combustion operation in place of an antiquated flue design.
INSTALLING AN UPGRADE
When you are ready for a new energy efficient boiler, you can count on Condon Total Comfort to professionally install your new unit and ensure that all of its technical systems are functioning as designed. After the job is done, our friendly CTC service technicians always make a point of cleaning up the job site and will remove the old equipment so all you have to do is enjoy the comfort and energy savings of your new, more efficient boiler!
LET THE WEATHER HELP SAVE ENERGY
One terrific energy dollar saving solution CTC trained technicians can help you with is installing an optional outdoor reset control unit. This allows the boiler to "dial down" to as low as 60% of its capacity when sustained warmer outside temperatures are detected. Likewise, when the temperature falls, the active reset control alerts the system to engage the capacity needed to reach the desired indoor temperature.
MAINTENANCE IS THE KEY TO LONG BOILER LIFE
Proper proactive maintenance helps to protect your warranty rights and extend the life of your hard-working boiler. A comprehensive inspection of your boiler system includes testing the circulator pumps, condenser, valves, and expansion tank, and checking the operating water temperatures.
Staying on top of scheduling these important service intervals is made easy when you enjoy the peace of mind that comes from participating in our popular Comfort Assurance Program. There are two plan options from which to select depending on your preferences:
The free enrollment discounted Primary CAP Plan
The all-inclusive, affordable, pre-paid Total Comfort Plan
Both offer planned annual inspections, cleaning and priority service whenever needed. To set up your worry-free professional maintenance plan, simply give CTC a call and let us know you want to, "Check it and Relax!" We will gladly explain your savings options and schedule your initial service visit to get you started.
Water Quality Affects Boilers
Because boilers use water as the medium for heat distribution, it is important to analyze and control the level of common minerals being introduced by the water source that can affect the function and life of boiler heating systems. Hard water that contains calcium, lime or iron can leave scale and rust deposits in the boiler condensers as well as your baseboards, radiators or hot water pipes.
Condon Total Comfort technicians are trained and equipped to identify potential issues and recommend ways to extend the useful lifetime of any boiler, with action steps including:
Ensuring that filters are installed and cleaned
Ensuring that existing water treatment options are tied into the boiler's loop
Minimizing/removing rust and scale within the system
Better water quality means better heat transfer and more efficient overall heating.
EXPERT SERVICE AND BOILER REPAIRS
Should your boiler need servicing, Condon Total Comfort stands ready with our Same-Day Service Guarantee! Our expert technicians are well-versed in troubleshooting a wide range of boiler problems. If additional repairs are necessary, our techs can provide you with an on-site estimate for the repair, as well as comparison replacement costs for a new boiler. This comprehensive estimate service gives you all the information you need to empower you to make the choices that best suit your preferences.