If you want to lower your energy bills, boiler efficiency is a great place to start. Often, boilers waste heat and water if you don’t keep a close eye on them. If you take on a boiler efficiency improvement project now, you’ll see many excellent results in the future. Here’s how you can improve the energy efficiency of your boiler system.
To create a more efficient boiler, you need to use the lowest possible temperature to generate the lowest amount of flue gas. You also need to make sure heat isn’t lost in the heat stack, which is where the majority of heat goes to waste. You can reduce heat loss and lower the flue gas temperature by implementing the following efficiency measures:
- Preheat your boiler’s combustion air: Your combustion air is the air fed to the burner in your boiler. If you preheat the air before you send it to the burner, you reduce the amount of fuel the boiler uses to turn its water to steam.
- Find the right balance of excess air: Your boiler needs excess air to create combustion, but you need to use the right amount of it to make your boiler efficient. Too much excess air makes the whole process inefficient, but too little excess air allows dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide and soot to build up in the boiler. You can install a smart monitor to measure and adjust the excess air levels in your boiler to improve its efficiency.
- Clean all boiler surfaces: This sounds so simple, but it really can improve your boiler’s efficiency. Clean your boiler’s fire side to remove soot from the boiler tubes. Then clean the water side to prevent mud from building up around it. You should also clean the rest of your boiler’s surfaces to prevent scale from building up on them.
- Save the condensate your boiler produces: When your boiler generates steam, that steam eventually cools off and creates condensate. Collect that condensate and return it to the boiler to reduce the amount of water your boiler uses to create more steam.
Each of these measures reduces the amount of heat, water, and fuel your boiler needs to operate. When you put them in place, you’re taking big steps toward lowering your energy bills.
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Boiler efficiency reduces your energy consumption and saves money for your HVAC budget. An efficient, well-maintained boiler improves your overall HVAC operations. When your HVAC system runs well, you can focus on your business’s core functions instead of worrying about how your facility consumes energy. Taking the steps listed above will help your boiler produce steam and hot water more efficiently so you don’t spend so much money on fuel, water, and heat. Boiler efficiency is important because it improves your facility’s overall HVAC and energy efficiency levels.
We improve your boiler’s efficiency with our installation and maintenance services. At Air Comfort, we work with both condensing boilers and traditional gas boilers, so we have the flexibility to customize our services to meet your needs. We help you manage all aspects of your boiler’s operations, from maintaining the right air temperature to reducing the amount of dissolved solids in your boiler water. Let us help you manage your boiler so you can save money on energy usage in the long run.
Air Comfort is here to help you manage your entire boiler system. From cleaning scale off your boiler’s surfaces to maintaining the right air temperatures, we can handle anything we find in your system. Let us manage your boiler system and keep it at peak efficiency levels. We perform boiler maintenance and we can fabricate any components needed to improve your boiler’s performance. Reach out to us today to make your boiler operations more efficient and improve its overall energy efficiency. We use our years of HVAC knowledge, experience, and expertise to keep your boiler system in excellent shape throughout its lifespan.
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