How do condensing boilers work?

Condensing boilers are a popular option for homeowners and property developers alike. But how do these work? And how do they compare to other boilers?

So, how do condensing boilers work?

Condensing boilers have a unique way of getting more heat from the fuel used. In a condensing boiler, the heat exchanger is designed to condense the flue gases, before releasing these, which means it cools the gases to a point where the water vapor they contain condenses into liquid form. This condensation process releases additional heat energy that is captured and used to preheat the water. In a standard boiler, these gases are simply expelled. As a result, a condensing boiler can be around 98% efficient, compared to the lower 80% efficiency rating of traditional boilers.

What are the benefits of a condensing boiler?

There are a number of benefits to choosing a condensing boiler, and these include:

  • Saving money on energy bills- because condensing boilers are designed to extract as much heat as possible from the fuel they use, they actually use less energy and produce lower carbon emissions. This can be particularly important for homeowners who want to reduce their energy bills and their carbon footprint. By using less energy, these boilers can help lower your monthly energy bills, making them a cost-effective choice over time.
  • Smaller size- Because they are more efficient, condensing boilers can be smaller than traditional boilers, making them a good choice for homes with limited space. All combination boilers are condensing boilers, and these do not require a storage tank and so need less pipework and space too. In fact, these can be installed in a range of spaces around the home, including the kitchen.

Here at RWM Plumbing and Gas, we are boiler and gas experts. And we provide top quality bathroom, gas and heating solutions to homeowners and property developers around the region, including Chorley and Cottom. For more information or for professional boiler installation, get in touch with the team today, here at RWM.