Answers to the Most Common Questions About Boilers

We've gathered answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about boilers.

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Written by
Max Veggeberg

1. What is a high efficiency gas boiler?

A high efficiency gas boiler is a heating system that uses natural gas or propane to heat water or steam, which is then circulated through a building to heat the space. High efficiency gas boilers are designed to be more efficient than standard gas boilers, meaning they use less energy to produce the same amount of heat.

2. How efficient are high efficiency gas boilers?

High efficiency gas boilers are typically more efficient than standard gas boilers, with an efficiency rating of 90% or higher. This means that they use less energy to produce the same amount of heat, which can result in lower energy costs for homeowners.

3. How long do high efficiency gas boilers last?

High efficiency gas boilers can last for many years with proper maintenance. The expected lifespan of a high efficiency gas boiler is usually around 15 to 20 years.

4. Do high efficiency gas boilers require a lot of maintenance?

High efficiency gas boilers require some maintenance to ensure they are functioning properly and efficiently. This may include tasks such as checking and adjusting the system's controls, cleaning the system's components, and having the system inspected and serviced by a professional. It is important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for maintenance to ensure the boiler is operating at its best.

5. Are high efficiency gas boilers eligible for energy efficiency rebates or incentives?

It is possible that high efficiency gas boilers may be eligible for energy efficiency rebates or incentives. These programs are often offered by utility companies or local governments to encourage homeowners to upgrade to more energy efficient systems. At Tetra, we make it easy to understand what rebates you are eligible for and we help you apply for them.

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