YOUR BOILER IS MUCH LIKE YOUR CAR.
Your boiler burns fuel (i.e. natural gas, oil or propane) just like your car burns gasoline. When your boiler runs for long periods of time and creates lots of hot water, it is like a car cruising down the highway. It’s operating at its peak efficiency. However, when less heat is needed, your boiler must turn on and off over and over again to keep you from getting too hot. This is like city stop-and-go driving, and your boiler’s fuel economy decreases dramatically. To make things worse, your boiler only knows two speeds: pedal to the metal, and full brake. Imagine how low your gas mileage would be if you drove around town flooring it and then slamming on the brake! Unfortunately, this is how your boiler operates. Adding a Beckett HeatManager to your heating system will reduce the number of starts and stops by up to 30% and will give you a boiler that cruises – no matter how much heat is needed! This greatly improves your boiler’s efficiency and best of all, saves you money.
YOUR BOILER IS NOT AS EFFICIENT AS IT COULD BE.
When your boiler runs, it makes extremely hot water. This is great on frigid winter nights when you need very hot water circulating through your baseboards or radiators to keep you warm—but it’s too hot for those autumn days. In fact, it’s too hot for most days in the fall, winter, and spring; but your boiler doesn’t know any better. Thankfully, your thermostat realizes the problem. It compensates for the excessively hot water by turning your boiler on and off many times an hour. This keeps your house from overheating. What the thermostat doesn’t realize, though, is that the repeated on/off cycling wears out your boiler and is a very inefficient way for the boiler to operate. Worst of all, it costs you a lot of money.