Do You Need a New Boiler?

How do you know when you need a new boiler? First of all, you need to determine whether you have a boiler or a furnace. Furnaces or boilers are used to heat most homes throughout the U.S. Boilers are used to either provide hot water or steam for heating air. Unlike a furnace which distributes heated air, boilers used radiators to distribute heat.

Before considering replacing a Cv ketel vervangen though, you may want to look at potentially retrofitting it instead of replacing. Retrofitting a boiler could safe you many dollars plus it would be the “green” way to optimize your system. When considering replacing or even retrofitting a new boiler, you will want to ensure that your house is as energy efficient as possible. You want to make sure that you have proper insulation and that your house has proper seals on all door and windows.

When considering replacing your boiler, you will certainly want to consider the age of your present boiler. Does your boiler have a natural draft that controls the flow of the combustion gases as opposed to having a fan draw the gases out? Do you have a continuous pilot light on all of the time? Do you have a heavy heat exchanger exchanger? What sort of efficiency does your current system have? These are all things to consider. If you have an older system as described above, it might be best to consider replacing your system. The efficiency gain that you’d receive would help offset the costs of purchasing a system. It is advisable that you get three bids before deciding on the system and contractor that you might use. I know that obtaining three bids will be a little more work, but it can save you a lot of money and you might just learn something in the process.

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