Among all cost-saving measures as consumers can take, one that achieves a greater effect is to change our old boiler with a condensation boiler. Especially if our installation is more than 15 years old and still uses diesel.
The purpose of the condensation boiler is to heat water for the heating system and for domestic hot water. Today, it is the most efficient technology, with a yield around 20% higher than traditional boilers. In addition, it is also the most environmentally friendly option when it comes to natural gas, since it significantly reduces the emission of greenhouse gases.
CONDENSATION BOILER PERFORMANCE
How does the condensation boiler achieve such a high performance? When the condensation takes place, the energy of the latent heat contained in the water vapor, in addition to the sensible heat, is used.
In this way, less fuel is consumed to produce the same energy, apart from achieving a better use of the energy produced. Performance can be further improved when thermostatic valves are installed in the radiators.
ADVANTAGES OF THE CONDENSATION BOILER
Summarizing, the installation of a condensing boiler entails the following advantages:
The fuel consumption is lower and therefore the energy costs are lower. Savings of between 15% and 20% are achieved on hot water supply at 80 ° C and savings of between 20 and 30% at 60 ° C. In heating systems in buildings with traditional radiators savings of between 25 and 30% are achieved.
When replacing a traditional boiler with a condensing boiler it is possible to choose a smaller boiler. If you complete the system with the integration of solar panels, and add the savings from this energy source (25-30%), it is possible to achieve savings of 50-60%.
Emissions of nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide are reduced by up to 70% compared to a traditional installation.
Yields of up to 109% over the Lower Calorific Fuel Power
They can generate savings of up to 30% of energy compared to a conventional boiler.
They regulate the temperature according to the energy demand.
It is the most efficient type of boiler today.
Very low smoke evacuation temperatures.
Great swap surface.
Condensation boilers enjoy incentives or state aid.
The technology is safe and reliable.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
To get the most out of a condensation boiler it is advisable to:
Do not ventilate more than 5 minutes, sufficient time to renew the air and not to influence the inertia of the house.
Make use of programmable thermostats in a correct location.
In non-heated hours, do not let the house fall below 18ºC.
Lower blinds for uninhabited rooms.
Leave space on and around the radiators (do not cover them) to promote proper transmission and distribution of heat.