If you are upgrading the residential boiler in your home, U.S. Boiler Company’s high efficiency home heating systems can provide substantial savings and deliver better comfort.
Many older non-condensing boilers have efficiencies ranging from 70% AFUE to 80% AFUE, and boilers older than 25 years could be at 65% or even lower. New condensing boilers have efficiencies of 90% AFUE and better. Replacing an old non-condensing boiler with a condensing boiler provides as much as 30% more efficiency.
A reliable indicator of efficiency is the ENERGY STAR® label. For a boiler to qualify for ENERGY STAR® certification, the product must meet or exceed the EPA’s minimum efficiency ratings. Look for the ENERGY STAR® label to be sure that the boiler you choose uses less energy than other products in its category.
When you purchase an oil or gas boiler manufactured by U.S. Boiler, you know you’re getting the best in comfort, durability and safety. With three models meeting the ENERGY STAR® efficiency standards, we have the most efficient boiler for your home.
The Burnham MPO-IQ™ has the highest average efficiency in its class. This award-winning 3-pass high efficiency cast iron oil-fired water boiler. It features an ENERGY STAR® rated efficiency of 87% and can save homeowners up to 49% in energy costs. It’s an optimal replacement boiler if your home has an existing chimney.
The Burnham ES2™ cast iron gas boiler, which achieves an 85% AFUE, has an unmatched performance. An optimal replacement boiler for homes with existing chimneys, ES2™ is available for natural or LP gas and can be equipped with optional energy saving packages to reduce fuel consumption by up to 15-20% according to most studies.
The Burnham Alpine™ condensing gas boiler is one of the most efficient, energy-saving boilers on the market today. It features a number of advanced technologies that constantly monitor the boiler’s performance and match fuel consumption directly to heating demand. The Alpine™ boiler is ENERGY STAR® certified with a 95% AFUE rating and certified to the stringent requirements of the only nationally recognized boiler safety standard –ANSI Z21.13.
The Burnham K2™ offers an unmatched combination of high efficiency, high performance, and high value. It has a reliable, proven stainless steel heat exchanger, like the Alpine™, and shares the same Sage 2.2 Control System with its quick and easy out-of-the box setup and Touch screen diagnostic display. The K2™ operates at up to 95% AFUE and is ENERGY STAR® rated.
As you shop for boilers, you will find that most new oil boilers have AFUE ratings between 80% and 87%, while gas boilers have higher ratings of 89% to 98%. Although gas boilers are often more efficient than oil boilers, they are also typically 10% to 25% more expensive than their gas counterparts.
For help finding the best high efficiency residential boiler for your home, get in touch with a professional heating contractor in your area who can conduct a home energy audit and help you evaluate your options.