When it comes to a large purchase for your business, you want to make sure that your research has brought you to the right solution that fits every need. Here at HydroServe, we know what a huge investment a water boiler is for your company; you need something that will heat the space efficiently and serve your business for years to come. Luckily, our team of experts is here to help you determine which boiler is best for you.
Water boilers are large-scale heaters that are meant for large spaces; this could include libraries, public office buildings, large office spaces, schools, hospitals, and higher education buildings. These large units use fuel and water in a unique way to produce steam that warms the air to be circulated throughout the building. Some boilers also have manufacturing uses, where steam is necessary for processing materials. There are three main types of boilers and three different efficiency options.
These boilers use a combustible fuel (i.e. probate, natural gas, or heating oil) to heat water that runs through fine tubules within the furnace chamber. Steam is produced in these tubules and escapes to be circulated throughout the building.
Fire tube boilers are slightly different in that there are gases in tubes surrounded by the water tanks. This design is slightly more efficient since the heat is being transferred out towards the water tanks. There is less heat loss with this type of model.
Most areas of the country have electricity prices too high to make these machines cost-efficient. This is simply due to the fact that the electrical company is usually burning some kind of fuel to create power. With an electric boiler, you are creating a middle man in your heating solution. These boilers might be useful for companies who are power producers themselves, or those that have limited access to heating fuels.
While boilers are much more efficient than their smaller furnace counterparts, there is still a variety of efficiencies that can be achieved, depending on a few mechanisms. For example, you can purchase units that do nothing with the gas exhaust that is produced through fuel burning; these standard models may be cheaper, but they are less efficient than their counterparts. Exhaust gas condensing models run cooler, using pressure to burn the fuel at a slower rate. These boilers will cost you more money, but they may be more cost-efficient in the long run.
In addition to those two, units labeled “high efficiency” are specifically designed to lose less latent heat. These boilers lose half as much latent heat as non-high efficiency units.
As you can see, there are a variety of options available to your business. Depending on the space that you need to heat, there may be a clear choice that will save you the most money in fuel every year. In addition, make sure to perform regular maintenance on your boiler unit, and provide the tanks with fresh, clean water using a quality filtration system. Since boilers create steam from water, you don’t want particulate matter and minerals to get left behind and cause excessive scaling.
Not sure what you need for your business? Contact us at HydroServe today; we’ll help you out with a free consultation.