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Choosing the right boiler and best performance to save energy and money

Choosing the right boiler and best performance to save energy and money it has been modified: 2017-01-16 di Benedict Flowers

Spending on heating can account for up to 50% of annual household energy bill. Choosing the right boiler in the design stage, or in place of an old, can also be a significant reduction in consumption, a lower impact of global pollution the house and finally a considerable saving money.

Let's examine a few issues to consider, which can be helpful in choosing the right boiler and the heating system configuration, in order to get the best performance from the entire system.

Condensing boiler or traditional?

The condensing boiler is the type of more modern boiler, it allows to achieve very high performance in terms of energy efficiency, thanks to a technology that is able to recover the heat of the exhaust fumes reusing it in the heating process.

In conventional boilers the combustion fumes are expelled to a still very high temperature, between the 140 and 250 degrees. in condensing boilersInstead, the heat of these gases is still exploited to increase the water temperature of the heating circuit via a capacitor element called. In this way it sees almost completely the heat generated by combustion of the gas, in fact, the temperature of the combustion fumes of a condensing boiler is about 40 degrees.

How to make the most of the condensation?

The condenser, a key element of condensing boilers, by acting on the water of the heating circuit return is more efficient if this has a lower temperature. The condensing boiler is the ideal working conditions when it is inserted into systems that use water from the low-temperature circuit, as in underfloor heating, baseboard or wall.

However even the old to radiators systems can be adapted to operate at a low temperature, it can be done simply by increasing the turn-on, or by increasing the number of radiating elements.


Improving the Performance of the heating system?

  • Insulation. Proper insulation of the house than outside plays an important part in the optimization of the heating performance. thermal coat surfaces and efficient windows reduce heat dispersion, reach and maintain the desired temperature will require a lower thermal installation effort, reducing the consumption of gas.
  • Thermoregulation.It is a system that automatically adjusts the room temperature of the house causing the heating system to provide the heat necessary to reach the comfort conditions required by the user. Depending on the type of heating system can be installed the temperature control zone, if a thermostat or timer thermostat controls the temperature of more rooms, or for single environment if through thermostatic valves can control the temperature individually managing each radiant body.
  • Proper temperature management.At night or when you are not at home should lower the temperature. Even a reduction in 20 from 18 degree can lead to a significant savings on your energy bill. To automate the lowering of the temperature it is possible to use a programmable thermostat or better yet a remote control system, which in addition to the programming we can provide greater flexibility and greater comfort. being able control the boiler via your smartphone we will be able to find the house warm even if we go ahead, or maintain a lower temperature if our daily planning underwent changes.
  • Other measures to optimize the yield of the system.Close windows during system operation and to prevent the radiators are positioned in places not suitable for the heat exchange, for example, behind doors or inside furniture, or even hidden by the curtains.


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