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Heating Trends That Will Save You Money in 2020
Are you looking to save money during the 2020 home heating season? If you have a boiler, you might be surprised at all the new technology that’s out there to help you lower your fuel costs and increase the comfort inside your home.
1. Smart Thermostats
New technology and home innovations have led to the development of smart thermostats. These thermostats take programmable thermostats to the next level by offering you a way to adjust your home’s interior temperature while you are away. Some smart thermostats, like Nest thermostats, can even learn your family’s habits and control your indoor temperature automatically. It is estimated that installing a smart thermostat in place of your standard programmable thermostat can save you as much as 20 to 25 percent, especially if you leave your thermostat set to a constant temperature.
2. Condensing Boilers
Condensing boilers are a relatively new technology that’s extremely energy efficient. If you have an existing boiler that is nearing the end of its useful life, consider replacing it with a condensing boiler. Condensing boilers save money by operating at lower temperatures than standard boilers. The heat exchangers in these boilers are designed to withstand condensation, which can destroy traditional boilers. As a result, condensation boilers can achieve 90 to 95 percent energy efficiency. By contrast, traditional boilers are only about 80 percent energy-efficient.
3. Regular Boiler Repair and Maintenance
Like other types of heating equipment, including heat pumps and forced air furnaces, boilers can become inefficient over time. Sediment, corrosion and buildup in the hot water tanks and plumbing pipes can reduce and restrict water flow while creating hot spots inside your boiler. The pilot lights can foul, resulting in problems with the flames, and the heat exchangers can crack and corrode. Getting regular yearly boiler repair and maintenance can help keep in clean and in working order so that you can enjoy energy-efficient reliable heat all winter long.
4. Variable Speed Water Pump
When’s the last time you thought about the water pump on your NYC boiler? If you have an older boiler with a single-speed water pump, thinking about installing a variable speed water pump. Boilers create heat by heating water and pumping that hot water or steam to your radiators. Variable speed water pumps have controls that adjust the water flow according to the temperature differential, which helps match the heat output of the boiler to the building’s actual heating needs.
5. Radiant Floor Heating
Consider radiant floor heating. Radiant floor heating works in the same manner as a traditional boiler, except instead of transporting the hot water to radiators throughout your home, the hot water is transported through pipes under your floors. This type of heating ensures that you always have warm floors, and since heat rises, it’s a more efficient way to heat a home. Many homeowners choose radiant floor heating for their kitchens and bathrooms, but if you have tile or hard-surface floors throughout your home, you can enjoy whole-house radiant heating.
Boiler Maintenance and Installation with Ameer in NYC
Ameer, located in NYC, can help you keep your boiler well-maintained and operating efficiently all winter long. He has the technical know-how and experience to recommend the right replacement parts for your existing boiler, and he can recommend new energy-efficient boilers in your home so that you can enjoy reliable, low-cost heating all winter, even during the most extreme New York winter conditions.
To learn more about how regular boiler repair, maintenance and new technologies can help you improve the efficiency of your existing boiler and when you need a fast, affordable and professional gas, oil or electric boiler and furnace and heating repair services technician, wireless wifi thermostat installation or troubleshooting, you can count on Ameer, who has more than 20 years of experience repairing boiler components and electrical wiring in NYC as well as gas, oil or electric boiler and furnace electrical wiring repairs for your home or business, call Ameer at 646-721-0096.
To learn more about Ameer’s boiler and furnace repair services and to schedule a free estimate, give him a call at 646-721-0096.