March 13, 2018
Over the years, our technicians at Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning have been installing and servicing boilers to our valued customers in the Central Illinois area. Our proven track record and product knowledge make us the preferred heating company in Urbana, IL.
Our wide range of high-efficiency residential gas boilers, natural gas boilers, combination boilers, natural gas condensing and noncondensing boilers provides efficient whole-home heating, water heating or both in one advanced system.
These hot water boiler systems are an effective way to provide a consistently distributed heat throughout your home. They work quietly, safely, and minimize the accumulation of dust and other allergens, creating a clean and healthy environment that is suited for people who suffer from skin allergies or respiratory diseases.
How Does a Boiler Work?
A boiler is a water container that transfers heat from a fuel source (oil, gas, coal) into steam which is channeled to a point where it can be used to run production equipment, to sterilize, provide heat, to steam-clean and other purposes.
Benefits of Having a Boiler in Your Home
Boilers are the first choice for environmentally conscious homeowners. Solid fuels boilers can use pellets of recycled materials that are readily available and easily renewable resources. Also, oil boilers can operate on biodiesel without any need for expensive retrofitting or conversions.
Most boilers are smaller than other types of home heating systems. Combination boilers can be installed mounted on a wall and do not even have to take up any floor space. However, even floor-standing models are often slimmer and the water pipes take up much less space than air ducts.
While home-heating boilers may have a high investment cost, their operating costs are much lower than that for other heating systems. Electric heaters with metal or ceramic elements can both be very expensive, as can standard gas convection heaters.
Features of the Lennox GSB8-E Boiler
The GSB8-E offers an efficiency of up to 82.7% AFUE, meaning it can deliver significant energy savings, compared to an older boiler. That means you can relax comfortably about your energy use.
The GSB8-E includes extra attention to durability, with features like a cast-iron heat exchanger and corrosion-resistant titanium burners. Thick fiberglass insulation adds to energy efficiency while reducing on-off temperature cycling.
The GSB8-E is available in 7 different sizes for installation nearly anywhere in your home. And if you have a traditional radiator system, the GSB8-E will integrate perfectly to provide precise heating comfort all winter long.
Depending on where you live, different types of fuel can be more expensive than others. That’s why the GSB8-E gives you a choice of heating with either natural or LP gas.
The GSB8-E is made with titanium burners and a cast iron heat exchanger. Combined, these two features provide resistance against corrosion and oxidization and will keep your boiler in great working condition for years.
Here’s a quick look at the advantages of having this model:
- Electronic ignition control burns fuel only as necessary, reducing energy costs.
- Cast iron heat exchanger designed for long-lasting durability.
- Easy integration with traditional radiator systems to provide precise heating comfort, regardless of outdoor temperatures.
- Electronic ignition control—monitors water temperature and maximizes efficiency by turning on the burner only when needed
- Thick fiberglass insulation—minimizes off-cycle heat and energy loss
- Vent damper—automatically closes when the boiler turns off, maintaining energy efficiency
- 12-Year Limited Warranty on Heat Exchanger; 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components. This product may be eligible for 10-Year Limited Warranty coverage with product registration.
Ultimate Home Comfort with Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning
If you are interested in this product, call our experts at Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning. We will provide you with relevant information to help you in making a wise decision.
As a Lennox Premier Dealer, our main goal is to give you the best HVAC solution that meets your comfort needs. We are your trusted Urbana heating and air conditioning company serving you since 1983.