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High Efficiency Furnaces
High efficiency furnaces deliver almost 100% of the fuel consumed as usable heat. These units recover more heat from the flue gases by condensing water vapor and may use two or more heat exchangers. They also generally use outside air for combustion giving significant savings when the furnace is located within the heated space.
High Efficiency Boilers
In general, hot-water heating systems have few moving parts, making them more reliable and durable if maintained than newer, more complicated heating systems. They also provide clean and dust-free heat, a huge plus for homeowners who react negatively to the dust and other allergens that can be stirred up by forced air and other modern heating systems. Finally, they fit the bill when it comes to staying true to older structures and historic homes.
With steam heating systems, a boiler heats water by means of a gas or oil-fired burner and turns it into steam. The steam travels through pipes to radiators or convectors, which give off heat and warm the room. As the steam cools, it condenses back into water, and returns to the boiler to be heated again. Hot water heating systems operate on the same principle, using hot water instead of steam to heat the radiators.
In general steam heating isn't as efficient, provides less even heating, and presents a greater safety risk than other heating options. Add to that the fact that steam heating requires diligent regular maintenance if you expect your system to last, and it's easy to see why many homeowners choose to replace steam heating systems with more conventional heating options. The energy savings you experience, along with the convenience of maintenance free operation, make replacing steam heating systems a consideration for any homeowner.