If you’re considering updating your current commercial boiler or installing a new one, you want to invest in something which will end up paying for itself many times over. Here, we look at ways you can get the most out of your commercial boiler room investments.
High Efficiency Boilers
Boilers are rated in efficiency on a scale from A to G. An A-rated commercial boiler is most efficient, and any A-rated boiler will be a condensing boiler. A high efficiency condensing commercial boiler recovers and reuses the waste heat which normally exits a building through the flue. By doing this, a high efficiency boiler requires less fuel, which directly impacts your energy costs. Though a high efficiency commercial boiler can be almost twice as much as a standard boiler it will end up paying for itself within five years through lowered energy costs and how long it lasts ‘ at least 25 years.
Variable Frequency Drives
A variable frequency drive is an electric component which continually controls the speed of an electric motor and regulates how much power is delivered. In relation to a commercial boiler, a variable frequency drive makes it so your boiler isn’t running at a constant speed at all times, such as when demand is lower. This means your commercial boiler doesn’t have to work overtime when it doesn’t need to.
Combined Heat and Power Systems
Two kinds of energy are created when using a combined heat and power system ‘ hot water and electricity. The electrical generator produces heat, which is then used to heat hot water for either domestic purposes or space heating. This is much more efficient than using electricity from the utility company along with a traditional boiler. In addition, you reduce greenhouse gases as well as reduce your dependence on the electrical grid. Using a commercial boiler with combined heat and power can increase your energy efficiency, and will pay for itself in three to four years.
Tekmar controls for commercial boilers can make your system more efficient. American Boiler Company recommends the use of Tekmar controls for all commercial boilers. One of the most useful is the outdoor reset control, which helps your boiler put out less heat when it’s warmer and more when it’s cooler outside. This is done automatically and can provide energy savings of up to 30%.
Because commercial boilers are in use for many thousands of hours each year, the heat loss from conduction and radiation can be immense. American Boiler Company can help you find the proper insulation cover for your commercial boiler and piping in order to reduce your heat loss and increase your overall energy efficiency.
American Boiler Company offers energy-saving solutions which end up paying for themselves in a relatively short amount of time. Contact us at 973-923-1999 for information on commercial boiler investments you can make.