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Overview

Did you know that delaying an upgrade from a low to high efficiency boiler is the equivalent of having a 21.8 inch hole in your wall… every time you heat your home?

We’ve been maintaining, repairing and installing boilers for over 50 years and understand that every home has different heating requirements. Let us assist you in choosing the best boiler for your home considering all the factors.

Our Energy Management Consultants will come to your home to complete a thorough home assessment and detailed heat loss calculation to see what boiler size is best suited for your home and discuss feasible rental or purchase options.

Signs You May Need A New Boiler

While the average lifespan of a boiler is about 15-20 years, it’s important be aware of the replacement warning signs before it’s too late.

Telltale signs that your boiler might need replacing:

  1. It does not have an ENERGY STAR® label on it. Boilers with an ENERGY STAR® label can save up to 20% on heating costs1 and (if fueled by gas or oil) use 12% less energy on average than a standard model.2
  2. Your equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up.
  3. Some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold. This is a sign that heat is not being evenly distributed and your equipment is not working as efficiently as it should.
  4. Your boiler is creating excessive noise.
  5. Moving from a low to a high-efficiency boiler.

Choosing the Right Boiler

Let’s be honest. Nobody wants to replace something that’s not broken..even if it is old, right? Although that may be true, your boiler may not be working as efficiently as it should and keeping it could ultimately cost you more money in the long run.

Did you know:

a. Moving from a low to a high-efficiency boiler is like closing a 21.8 inch hole in your wall8

b. Moving from a mid to a high-efficiency boiler is like closing a 13.5 inch hole in your wall8

We understand that choosing a new boiler can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’ve highlighted some key factors to consider to help guide your steps along the way.

Things to consider when choosing a new boiler:

System Type - Boilers supply heat to your home either through hot water or steam.

Fuel Type - Common fuel types include oil, natural gas, propane, electricity or wood. Consider what you will need to fuel your boiler.

Boiler Size - Bigger isn’t always better. The size of a boiler will determine how well it produces heat/hot water. Improper sizing of your boiler can make your unit run less efficiently and wear out prematurely. To identify your sizing needs, our EMCs will perform a detailed heat loss calculation to determine your best options. Combi boilers are a great space saving option because of their compact size.

Venting Method - Gas and oil powered units are especially dependent on a home’s ventilation system. Chimney vented boilers vent exhaust naturally through a chimney whereas power vent and direct vent boilers use fans to push exhaust through vent pipes and can be vented through a roof or a side wall. Condensing boilers are among the most efficient and are excellent options when considering long term cost. However, these units have special venting requirements due to the condensate they produce.3

Efficiency - A boiler’s efficiency rating is dependent on how much fuel is wasted and how much fuel is used to produce a specific amount of heat. This is measured by something called the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency Rating (A.F.U.E.).  Boilers with an A.F.U.E. rating of 85% or higher are considered to be high efficiency. Units with an ENERGY STAR® label are tested to meet strict efficiency specifications and are certified by an independent third party. They perform the same as or better than standard products without compromising performance in any way.2

Types of Boilers: 

1. Conventional Boiler

What it does: 

  • Provides heat throughout home

Key features: 

  • Heats your central heating system directly
  • Hot water can be stored for later use

Benefits:

  • Ideal for larger homes that have more than one bathroom
  • Heats on demand
  • Provides basic heating

2. System Boiler

What it does:

  • Provides heat throughout home

Key features:

  • Heats your central heating system directly but has more components built in making for easier installation
  • Can be stored in smaller space
  • Provides improved efficiency

Benefits:

  • Ideal for homes that have more than one bathroom
  • Quick response time uses less energy and saves more money
  • Provides basic heating

3. Combination (Combi) Boiler

What it does:

  • Provides heat throughout home as well as hot water supply

Key features:

  • Heats water as you need it and eliminates the need for a storage tank 
  • Acts as both a high-efficiency water heater as well as a central heating boiler and can be stored in smaller space

  • Can provide in floor heating in multiple zones

  • Best efficiency

Benefits:

  • Ideal for home with 1-2 people or a smaller home with one bathroom
  • Smaller space required for installation
  • Frees up chimney
     

Note: Both combi and heat-only boilers can be either condensing or non-condensing. A non-condensing boiler will typically take air in from inside the room, whereas a condensing boiler will be fully sealed and takes in air directly from the outside.

Savings

Did you know that you may be eligible to receive a rebate from your utility provider?

Check below to see if you qualify:
Union Gas Rebate Program
Enbridge Gas Rebate Program

Don’t know if you should buy or rent a new boiler? Here are some considerations to keep in mind to help you weigh out your options:

Benefits of Renting Boiler with Enercare Considerations if Buying a Boiler
Industry-leading installation guarantees5 Installation/venting upgrade fees: oftentimes you will need to source your own licensed technician to install your new boiler and pay more for additional venting if required
FREE no-obligation, in-home estimate Diagnostic charges: what happens when something goes wrong? How much will you pay just to get someone to your home? How soon can they arrive?
Fully insured and licensed - WSIB, TSSA, ESA Uncertainty of quality work
Zero up-front costs6 Initial cost of unit: large down payment/full payment required
Zero parts and labour charge for all repairs6 Parts and labour costs: are you prepared to pay hundreds of dollars when a breakdown happens?
Affordable monthly payments on your Enbridge bill7
Same Day Service
Transferable monthly rental charge to new homeowners
Red carpet treatment - no dirt and debris tracked in
24/7/365 call centre to assist you
Flexible and low monthly payment options
We secure all required permits
Need more details? Read the fine print.

* Offer available until March 31, 2019 or until all clearance inventory is sold, whichever is earlier. Residential customers will receive a discount of 50% off the purchase price on select furnace or air conditioner models when purchased from, and installed by, Enercare Home and Commercial Services Limited Partnership ("Enercare"). Customer will also be responsible for installation costs for purchased furnaces and air conditioners. Offer is valid only on select clearance models, which will be supplied on an "as is" basis. Offer is not available in all areas. Certain terms and conditions apply, see purchase agreement, as applicable, for details. Enercare reserves the right to change or cancel this offer at any time without prior notice.



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