How to maximize your boiler’s performance this winter

Your boiler probably accounts for the majority of your winter energy use and fuel costs, which isn’t surprising when you consider how essential this equipment is for surviving icy New Jersey winters in comfort. However, there are ways that you can minimize these costs while still getting the best performance from your boiler – just follow these tips from NJ boiler specialists.

  • Regular maintenance: Just like your car, your boiler needs regular professional maintenance in order to ensure that it is operating properly. An annual check-up is best, but keep your eye on your boiler and energy bills throughout the year to spot any problems and have them quickly repaired before they turn into costly issues.
  • Water treatment: If you live in an area known for hard water (water with a higher mineral content), then a water treatment system will help ensure your boiler’s efficiency as well as extending its lifetime. These systems prevent or drastically slow down the accumulation of mineral deposits in your boiler and water pipes, which are a leading cause for boiler inefficiency and more frequent repairs.
  • Invest in an economizer: This is a device that transfers heat from the boiler’s exhaust gas to the boiler’s feed water. This can result in an increased efficiency of between 3% and 5%, which is considerable over the long-term.
  • Invest in a blowdown heat recovery system: More advanced than an economizer, these systems take heat that would usually be wasted during continuous blowdown and transfers it to the cold water coming into the boiler from your pipes. These systems are so effective that the money you invest in them can often be paid back in savings in just one year.

Visit Crosstown Plumbing Supply for high-quality, affordable boiler units and repair parts  

Interested in increasing your boiler’s efficiency or replacing it with a state-of-the-art high-efficiency boiler? The specialists at Crosstown Plumbing Supply can assist you.

As plumbing supply company serving the New Jersey area with over 25 years of experience, we stock high-efficiency boilers, cast iron boilers, water heaters, gas boilers and steam boilers from all leading brands. Customers can also benefit from our 3.5% NJ sales tax, making your home improvement project event more affordable.

To find out more about our boiler products, heating systems and services, please contact us or visit our website at http://crosstownplumbing.com/ today.