Most of the residential units in the USA use furnaces or boilers to heat the home. The purpose of having a furnace is to heat air and circulate the heated air through the house with the help of ducts. On the other hand, boilers are used to heat water and provide either hot water or steam for heating. Steam is made to pass through the pipes to steam radiators, and hot water can be circulated through baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems. The system can also heat air via a coil. Usually, steam boilers act at a higher temperature than hot water boilers, and are inherently less efficient, but high-efficiency versions of all types of furnaces and boilers are getting into the market. To improve the indoor air quality, boiler installation in Queens is highly recommended.
Let’s Check out the Efficiency Rating of Furnaces and Boilers:
A central furnace or boiler’s efficiency is determined by Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). The Federal Trade Commission requires new furnaces or boilers to showcase their AFUE so consumers can compare heating efficiency of different models.
Specifically, AFUE refers to the ratio of annual heat turnaround of the furnace or boiler compared to to the total amount of annual fossil fuel energy consumed by a furnace or boiler. With an 80% efficiency furnace, you are receiving 80% of heat that you pay for. An AFUE of 90% means that 90% of the energy in the fuel turns into heat for the home and other 10% escapes up the chimney and elsewhere. AFUE does not represent the loss of heat through the duct system or piping, which can be 35% of the energy for output of the furnace when ducts are installed in the attic, garage, or other partially conditioned or unconditioned space.
An all-electric furnace or boiler does not lose any fuel through a chimney. Usually, the AFUE rating for these systems is between 95% and 100%. The lower values refer to the units installed outdoors because they have greater jacket heat loss. However, irrespective of their high efficiency, the higher cost of electricity in most parts of the country makes all-electric furnaces or boilers an uneconomic choice. So, don’t waste time. Call in the experts who possess high level of knowledge and expertise in boiler installation in Brooklyn.
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