Based on what factors are most important for you and your business, the following additional breakdown should help you make an informed decision.
A condensing boiler significantly reduces carbon emissions, and therefore, your carbon footprint. It does this by repurposing much of the heated CO2 and condensation rather than emitting the flue products to the environment. The traditional boiler, on the other hand, releases its flue products to the outdoors.
Condensing boilers conserve more electricity and/or gas. The efficiency difference between a conventional and condensing boiler is about 75% efficiency vs. 90-95% efficiency. That said, a newer non-condensing boiler can reach up to 78% efficiency.
What this means is that you receive the same amount of heat for less money with a condensing unit. The actual amount of savings differs for each boiler. A Sherwood Mechanical technician can check your present boiler’s energy factor for a relevant comparison.
Install and Maintenance
Because a condensing boiler has a more complex design requiring more parts, a technician will need to add additional parts during installation, such as a condensate drain, and make changes to the piping system.
Similarly, maintenance of a condensing boiler is more complicated with all the other extra components added during your condensing boiler install.