Given the extensive choice of boilers today, many of us face the problem of choosing the most energy-efficient and suitable boiler․
When choosing which boiler is the best for our home we take account of the following factors:
- Low purchase price
- Long service life
- Low running costs
When thinking of buying a boiler we first need to choose the type: conventional or condensing. What is the difference between them?
Boilers that are fueled by natural gas emit CO2 and water vapor. In case of conventional boilers, the water vapor is directly released into the atmosphere via the boiler’s flue. Condensing boilers recapture heat from vapor using it to raise the water’s temperature and then convey it to the outside through a separate purpose-designed flue. The latter is especially vital for ensuring safety.
Why to choose a condensing boiler?
- It is a “green product”. Environmentalists recommend condensing boilers because compared to the conventional ones they significantly reduce carbon emittions․
- It lowers the running costs. Due to their design and the extra function of recapturing heat from vapor, condensing boilers produce the same amount of heat for 20% less money.
- It is energy-efficient. Depending on the natural gas calorific value and the heating system condensing boilers can recover up to 10-11% of the waste heat.
Why to choose a conventional boiler?
- They are simple in design. Relative to condensing boilers, conventional boilers are much lighter, easy to move and space-efficient.
- They are low-budget. If you have to make short-term savings, then a conventional boiler is the best option without regard to long-term savings though.
At the current moment, conventional boilers are increasingly popular in our market. Yet, the condensing boiler is becoming the leader largely due to its up-to-date technologies.
You can gain insight into the differences between conventional and condensing boilers by following the links below:
How does the conventional boiler operate?
How does the condensing boiler operate?