If you are thinking about getting a boiler, whether you are replacing an old one or purchasing one for the first time, there are a few things to think about. First off, sometimes just repairing an old unit is not always worth it. You can end up putting a lot of money into a system that by today’s standards is not very good. Therefore, depending upon your situation it may be a better deal to simply purchase a new one.
If you have now made the decision to purchase a new boiler, you should also consider the fact that a new boiler may not fit perfectly in with your old set-up. Therefore, it is best to have the whole system evaluated to make sure that your new boiler will work the best for you. There are two major decisions to be made with a new boiler: water-heating and zoning.
Basically, with a new boiler, you could have either a tankless hot water heater or one with a tank. The tankless water heater heats up water on the spot! Meaning, that you do not heat up water that you might not use. A water heater with a tank or “indirect water heater,” can typically hold up to 19 gallons of hot water. These tanks are very heavily insulated to keep that heat locked in.
You can zone your home so that specific areas of the home can be regulated in isolation to other areas. With a new boiler you can decide how you want your home to be zoned, so you can set a temperature depending on the need in that room. If for some reason, one room always get chilly, the thermostat will have hot water come to that area of the house to heat it right back up!
You can also add in some extras, to help with radiation and radiant flooring. I hope that this helped you if you are thinking about buying a new boiler. Contact Flame for a more detailed explanation or to schedule an evaluation!