What is a boiler?
A boiler is a furnace that heats water. A forced hot water boiler is a type of boiler in which water is heated by a gas or oil-fired burner and circulated through pipes to radiators, radiant floors, or baseboard heaters. Forced hot water boilers use mechanical pumps to circulate the water. This allows the boiler to reach high temperatures quickly and evenly distribute the heat throughout the home. As a result, forced hot water boilers are an efficient and effective way to heat a home.
Understanding furnace and boiler efficiency ratings
When it comes to furnaces and boilers, there is a lot to consider in terms of efficiency. AFUE, or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, measures how much of the fuel used by the furnace or boiler is actually converted into heat. The higher the AFUE, the more efficient the furnace or boiler. Furnaces and boilers can have an AFUE that ranges from 80 percent all the way up to 98 percent. The type of fuel used by the furnace or boiler also plays a role in its efficiency. For example, oil furnaces and boilers are typically less efficient than natural gas furnaces and boilers. As a result, when choosing a furnace or boiler, it is important to consider both the AFUE and the type of fuel being used.
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What Is A Heat Pump?
A heat pump transfers heat from one place to another. In this process, heat pumps extract heat from the outside air and transfer it inside, even if temperatures are below zero. These types of heating systems are up to 300% efficient because they do not create heat, but transfer it to improve your home’s efficiency and temperature control.
A.J. LeBlanc Heating provides two types of heat pump systems: central and ductless. Central heat pump systems require ductwork and either a furnace or an air handler to distribute air over an indoor coil. If your home already has central air conditioning, we recommend that you use a central heat pump system, which can help cut heating costs up 40% while still offering the air conditioning that you use. Ductless mini split heat pump systems do not require any ductwork. This type of heat pump system is great for homes with existing boilers, and requires little modification to your home’s structure. To learn more about the installation process of a mini split system, click here.
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We hope you stay warm this winter!
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