The Best Residential Boilers for NJ Homeowners
If your home has a boiler system as its primary heat source, Crosstown’s experienced in-house team can recommend the right boiler system and components for your house or condo, and provide prompt delivery to your home or jobsite.
Today’s modern residential boilers offer advanced features like modulating, condensing gas boilers. These boiler systems are made from highly-durable materials, made to last and they feature easy operation, efficiency and many sizes to fit your home’s needs. If you haven’t replaced your boiler in 10 or more years, you are probably paying more for energy than you should. Today’s affordable residential boilers come in versions that are more than 90% efficient with AFUE ratings that save significant money.
Contact us today to speak with a Crosstown Plumbing expert about your options for a new or replacement boiler system.
What is AFUE and how is it calculated?
There are several ways to measure a boiler’s efficiency. AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency and measures the ability of the appliance to convert the fuel energy into heat. In other words, it is the measurement of heat output compared to fuel energy input over the course of a year. If a boiler has an AFUE of 90%, then 90% of its energy from fuel is converted into heat, while the remaining 10% escapes elsewhere. AFUE takes into account the performance of a boiler when it is operating at partial load, or idling.
By law, new boilers must display their AFUE to make it easier for homeowners to compare efficiency rates. In 2016 the US Department of Energy enacted new standards for 2021 requiring 84% efficiency for gas-fired boilers and 87% for oil- fired boilers but some manufacturers already far exceed these standards.
The Energy Star label is awarded by the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy to gas-fired boilers with an AFUE of 90% or higher and oil-fired burners with an AFUE of 87% or higher.