It used to be that only miserly curmudgeons were concerned about energy savings. Lowering energy consumption costs has become commonplace among American households, who enjoy attaining the best value for their money. That’s why more and more homeowners in St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles Counties are spreading their dollars this winter in the investment of high efficiency heating systems, furnace and boilers. Five answers, provided by Hoffmann Brothers heating and air conditioning clarify the basics of the boiler installation.
Are the latest models of boilers so easy to install that anyone can do-it-themselves? Regardless of the age of a boiler, there are specific safety precautions that a licensed engineer has the expertise to manage.
What is the recommended annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating for an Energy Star qualified boiler? The minimum AFUE of an Energy Star qualified boilers is 85 percent. According to the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the higher the AFUE, the better it is our ecological system as well as monthly utility bills.
Are all heating system contractors familiar with all types of boiler installations? It depends on which boilers the contractor is certified. For example, the heating and air conditioning contractor, Hoffmann Brothers—serving the counties of St. Charles, Jefferson and St. Louis happens to install boilers of most manufacturers. However, Hoffmann Brothers specializes in boiler installations of the leading manufacturers: Lochinvar, Burnham, Carrier, Bryant, Dunkirk, Alpha, Peerless, Buderus, Ferroli, A.O. Smith Noritz, Rinnai, GE/Rheem and Weil McLain.
What features of a boiler attributes to its efficiency? The latest boilers are engineered with combustion technology, which extracts additional heat without consuming extra fuel. Newer boiler models have a sealed combustion configuration that utilizes outdoor air to fuel the burner, promoting safety coalesced with energy efficiency.
Another feature to consider when shopping for a high efficiency boiler is an electronic ignition. This ensures two purposes: energy savings and heightens safety—as the pilot light does not constantly burn.
What communities does Hoffmann Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning provide install boilers and repair heating systems? Hoffmann Brother serves both residential and commercial customers in the following cities and counties of Missouri: Ballwin, Chesterfield, Des Peres, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Wildwood, Ladue, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Clayton, Sunset Hills, Creve Coeur and in Illinois, St. Clair, and Madison County. Please dial 314.664.3011 to schedule a boiler installation or repair.