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There are many factors to consider when installing a new boiler. We install many different types of systems and can design one to meet your needs. Call 604 GOOD GUY (604 466 3489) to schedule a free quote and one of our comfort advisors will go over your options with you.
As of January 1st, 2022, all new boilers installed in BC must have an efficiency rating of at least 90%. Most boilers older boilers are only about 80% efficient, and boilers made before 2000 can be as little as 60% efficient. This means that as little as 60% of the heat they produce is transferred to the water that heats your home. The rest is lost up the chimney. Most of the new boilers we install are about 95% efficient, and can save you up to 30% on energy costs.
When older boilers turn on, they only run at full capacity. This means that on a mild day or when only one area of your home is being heated, they will constantly come on for a couple minutes at a time. Most new high efficiency boilers can match their output to the home’s needs and run at a consistent lower level. This results in energy savings, quieter operation, and reduced hot and cold spots in your home.
Steel vs. Corrosion-Resistant Heat Exchangers
Most boilers have steel heat exchangers. The water passing through them will eventually rust them away. Copper and stainless steel are preferable as they will last much longer.
Using corrosion-resistant materials is especially important when you have polybutylene (grey plastic) piping. In homes with this kind of piping, copper or stainless steel boilers are mandatory. Almost all of the new boilers we install use stainless steel heat exchangers.
Heat Water For Tap & Space Heating With One System
Most new boilers are combination boilers, which can heat tap water as well as water for home heating are becoming increasingly popular. They will replace both your boiler and hot water tank. The Navien NCB boiler can heat your home at up to 98% efficiency and also replace your hot water tank to provide an endless supply of hot water. With its stainless steel heat exchanger, it is suitable for homes with polybutylene piping (and all other forms of piping).
An indirect-fired water heater can also be added to a boiler. These store water that is heated by the boiler. Compared to regular hot water tanks, they can be reheated more quickly and are more energy efficient. Since they are made out of stainless steel, they also last longer than regular hot water tanks.
Navien NCB: A complete ultra high efficiency hot water & home heating system
How much do new boilers cost?
New high efficiency combination boilers start at about $12,800, including installation. These systems will replace both your boiler and hot water tank.
How long does it take to install a new boiler?
Installing a new high efficiency boiler is a complex process that involves many tasks. It will take a team of 2 technicians at least 2 days to complete, and most often takes 3-5 days.
Good Guys Plumbing & Heating: Your Best Choice For Boiler Installations
Today’s high-tech boilers won’t provide the comfort, reliability, quietness, and energy savings they are capable of if they are not installed properly. As the systems have become more complex, so has their installation. At Good Guys Heating Cooling & Plumbing, our weekly training sessions ensure our installers have the knowledge to perform top quality installations. We allow them to spend the time necessary to design, install, and set up your system for optimal performance.
Call 604 GOOD GUY (604 466 3489) for more information or to schedule a free in-home quotation on a boiler installation.