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Is it Time to Replace Your Boiler?

Keeping an old boiler going might seem like a good idea, but it is likely to be a false economy. Modern boilers offer many advantages in that they are more efficient, more environmentally friendly and cheaper to run. An old boiler is more likely to fail or require costly repairs. Consider replacing anything more than ten years old.

What options do you have?

The main types of boiler are: conventional, combination and condensing.

Conventional boilers heat up a store of water using a hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard and header tank. They provide plenty of water, so are a good choice for families living in houses with lots of radiators and more than one bathroom, but they can be expensive to install and run.

Combination boilers provide instant central heating and hot water, but are best suited to properties with one bathroom. They are economical because they heat only the water you use, and quickly – water comes directly from the pipes, and there is no waiting for the cylinder to heat up. The downside to combination boilers is that if you turn on one tap, you reduce the flow from others – not a good thing especially if you’re having a shower when your spouse pops in the laundry!

Condensing boilers are the energy-efficient option. They convert more than 88% of the fuel they use into heat, as opposed to 72% for standard boilers, and can save you up to 40% on your fuel bills.

If you are interested in installing a new boiler in your home, contact Premier Heating & Cooling today. 519-245-5945.

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Radiant Tube Heaters Offer Gas Savings

Tube-style infrared heater units are excellent for heating objects, spot warming people, and for specific zone heating applications. The tube heaters work by radiating heat downwards over a large area, thereby primarily warming the floor first rather than heating the air in the house.

Radiant tube heaters put the heat where it is needed, rather than heating up the roof space first, as is the case with blown air heaters – heat which is then sucked straight out of the building by the roof fans. In the past, people shied away from radiant tube heaters because of their bulky and industrial look. Today, infrared tube heaters offer all the traditional benefits of infrared heaters (efficiency, economy, employee comfort), plus an attractive profile that is well-suited to a wide variety of non-industrial applications.

Some Benefits of Radiant Tube Heaters:

• Radiant Tube Heaters offer better heat distribution.
• The radiant technology presents significant savings in gas usage, and produces a much better indoor environment when compared to whole-house heating.
• Radiant tube heaters do not create dirty or contaminating products of combustion.
• Infrared heat can be controlled and directed easily.
• Radiant tube heaters can be zoned to provide a high heating zone in one area and a lower heating zone in another. They are responsive to control changes and can provide consistent product temperature control to within close tolerances.
• Radiant tube heaters have rapid heat and recovery times.
• Radiant tube heaters are easy to install and operate.

If you are interested in installing Radiant Tube Heaters in your home or work space, contact Premier Heating and Cooling today. 519-245-5945