If your existing boiler is not working properly or is inefficient due to its age, we can help. We specialize in diagnosing and repairing troubled systems. We can also design and install a new system.
Hydronic Heating With Boilers
Hydronic heat, heating with water is the most comfortable and efficient way to heat your home or building. Whether you are interested in repairing or improving an existing boiler system or installing a new residential or commercial boiler system, Koegel Plumbing & Heating Solutions specializes in troubleshooting existing systems or designing new systems. The energy source can be natural gas, propane, electric or even the sun. Whether you are having trouble with your 100 year old gravity system or your modern in-floor heating system in the Alexandria, MN or surrounding areas, give us a call today at 320-766-6767
Standard Efficiency Boilers
A standard efficiency boiler is a boiler that is 78% to 89% efficient, which means .78 to .89 cents of every heating dollar spent goes into heating your building, the rest of the money goes up the chimney. This type of boiler uses brick or metal chimneys for their exhaust and uses inside air for combustion. The burners are not adjustable and run at full capacity all the time. They have analog controls and basically turn on and off the burner to maintain a set temperature in the pipes. They are uncomplicated and reliable. They are less expensive to install because of lower equipment cost and can usually replace an existing boiler with minimal reconfiguration of the existing piping.
High Efficiency Boilers
A high efficiency boiler is a boiler that is 90% to 98% efficient which means .90 to .98 cents of every heating dollar spent goes into heating your building. They can be wall mounted or sit on the floor. They have electronic displays and can be remotely accessed from your smart phone. They don’t require a chimney and use outside air for combustion. What makes them so efficient is that they can adjust the burner to give the right amount of heat needed by looking at the outdoor temperature and the building’s heating needs. These boilers capture as much of the heat from the burner as possible, making them even more efficient, which allows for the use of PVC plastic pipe for the exhaust. Installation costs are higher than the standard efficiency boilers due to increased equipment cost and the cost associated with re-configuring the existing piping.
Combination or “Combi” Boilers
“Combi” or a combination boiler does two jobs; heats your domestic water and your home from one compact unit that hangs on the wall. They consist of a high efficiency boiler and a small water heater tank. The boiler heats domestic water through a coil that is submerged in the tank. This makes the water heater as just as efficient as the boiler part of the system, usually 95%. Some benefits of this type of system are its small size, quiet operation, no chimney is required and they are super efficient. How efficient? How about 95% for both heating and hot water. That’s a 40% improvement for water heating over a standard water heater.
Electric boilers use electricity as their energy source.They require no chimney or fuel piping. They are usually wall mounted. They are popular in areas where the local electric utility company offers rebates or special rates for off peak kilowatt use. They are the most expensive way to heat with current kilowatt prices. They are very simple in design and are reliable.
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