Condensing Boilers: Advantages And Features

How do boilers work? Perhaps the most important component of a central heating system is the boiler. The boiler is like a very big fire that continuously supplies natural gas streaming into the pipe and goes out the gas pipe into the street. If you want to keep your home heated, you simply switch on the boiler using an electric switch. A valve then opens and then gas enters through a combustion chamber that is sealed in the boiler with small jets and an electric ignition system. The gas jets then play a heat exchanger connected to a certain pipe which in turn carries cold water. The heat exchanger component then takes the heat energy coming from the gas jets and then heats the water into at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Boilers are really a useful device and when they break down, the services of boiler repair teams are called upon.

Condensing Boilers
A new breed o f boiler is already making its name around the boiler industry and has continuously challenged conventional practices and support new approaches in order to improve the energy efficiency and the cost of heating systems.

Increased efficiency
Conventional heating loop design represents an interrelated effort that prevents boilers from condensing when undergoing heat exchangers.

Condensation occurs when the water vapor inside the boiler’s combustion gases is below the dew point and is then forced into its state of liquidity. Approximately 1,000 Btu of heat is being released for every pound of fluid created. This alteration from the gaseous state to the liquid state occurs as a natural process and is a result of the exposure of the element to a cool heat surface. When the temperature is deemed to be lower than 135 degrees Fahrenheit, the water enters the boiler.

Improved control and comfort
Conventional boilers simply operate with a temperature switch or a crude controller of temperature which provides a modest burner turndown. The calls for heat are then met with a nearly full capacity of a boiler that is made for design day conditions. Engineers have effectively created improved control on these devices to add comfort to users.