Boiler technology has made impressive strides over the past decade, which means buildings in line for a boiler upgrade can see major leaps in their system’s efficiency and ease of use. In HPAC Engineering, Scott Lynch, president and CEO of the American Boiler Manufacturers Association, highlights some of his industry’s advancements in enhancing connectivity, reducing emissions, and improving safety. “Through new boiler technology, significant progress has been made to achieve multiple fuel flexibility, lower emissions, higher turndown, longer lifespan, and stable burner system operation in today’s boilers,” Lynch writes. Whereas many boilers today are operated by antiquated control systems, modern boilers boast remote monitoring that can flag anomalies for the system’s operator. They can also gather data that can be used to calculate efficiency and energy consumption.
In some parts of the country, aging buildings are still running on old, inefficient oil boilers, presenting an excellent opportunity to upgrade to modern propane boilers. See how the Sanford School District was able to save more than $30,000 when it converted its boilers to propane.