The Burnham Boiler is America’s Best Boiler. It says so right on the box. And it’s true. Buderus is Germany’s best boiler. We sell and install both brands. You can get a 86% to 96% efficient models in either brand; American made or German made.
Whether gas or oil, ENERGY STAR qualified boilers use about 6% to 18% less energy than a standard boiler. Gas +95 boilers use about 10 to 35% less dollars to heat. With modern energy efficient controls built in like an outdoor reset you can save up to 40% on your annual heating bill.
Earning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. By choosing ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling equipment and taking steps to optimize its performance, you can enhance the comfort of your home while saving energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.
ENERGY STAR qualified boilers have annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings of 85% or greater. AFUE is the measure of heating equipment efficiency. They achieve greater efficiency with features, including:
electronic ignition, which eliminates the need to have the pilot light burning all the time
new combustion technologies that extract more heat from the same amount of fuel
sealed combustion that uses outside air to fuel the burner, reducing drafts and improving safety
Some boiler have a rating of 96% efficiency. An old outdated boiler may be running at 60% efficiency. In these cases you could save up to 40% on your fuel bill. Many modern boilers come with outdoor reset controls to save even more money.
In addition, there are Federal, local and manufacturer rebates to reduce initial cost. Very special low rates with zero down financing make replacing a boiler easy. Most $100/month payments contain only 39 cents interest!