Gas Heating System
The efficiency of gas heating system is the ultimate measurement of domestic central system unit. It is for that reason that most of the heater types have the minimum capacity standards.
Having an effective system helps reduce the running costs and produces a low amount of associated carbon dioxide emissions. Some of the factors that hot water strength depends on:
– Design and type
– Fuel used
– Automatic or permanent pilot ignition systems
– Aspects of burner control such as air/ gas and on/off modulating
– System controls
– Is the system free from scale and sludge
– The return and flow temperatures
– Commissioning and installation
– Regular servicing and maintenance
– The heating unit load depending on the weather
Fortunately, thanks to the advances in the water heating technology, it is possible to replace the older units with more sustainable and efficient improvements.
Also, we expect new improvements with the newer models. Currently, manufacturers are designing units with maximum efficiency and durability.
Some of the benefits of the energy saving units are obtained by installing condensing heaters. For starters, they are more efficient compared to the non-condensing models. Also, most of the building regulations require all housing units to have condensing gas-fired systems which exclude the range-cooker units.
The gas hot water heating systems tend to consume in comparison with other household appliances. Statistics show that an average home uses about 23000 kWh or more annually with their central heating system. Heating and hot water take about 85 percent of the total energy costs.
Therefore, it is essential that homeowners reduce costs and emissions when choosing the right hot water heating systems for their homes. The installed units should have controlled systems and be suitably designed.
Condensing Units And Their Efficiency
What would experts consider the condensing units to be more energy efficient? It has a large heat exchanger, and some even have a second heat exchanger. For that reason, the unit extracts more heat from the flue gas. Units with non-condensing model extract flue gases at 120-200 degrees C.
A condensing unit uses heat with temperatures as low as 50 degrees C. The system operates at a reduced temperature as the water vapour in the gas condenses. The resulting liquid is drained away as the flue gas. The system unit is made from materials that can withstand corrosion such as aluminium or stainless steel.
Some Exceptions Of The Condensed Units
Under what circumstances can one install the non-condensing units? While assessing a property, consider:
– Fuel type
– Position of the heater
– Flue options
– Condensate drain points
– Dwelling type
– Lowest cost of installation
– Standardized costs and benefits
– Installation position
The assessment should be done by a competent person and a signed copy given to the house owner. Also, the heater (either condensing or non-condensing) should be installed in the evaluated position based on the assessment report.
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