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Getting optimal performance from a new ENERGY STAR® certified boiler depends on more than just choosing the right equipment.

  • Consult with experts: Ask an energy advisor or contractor how an ENERGY STAR certified boiler could transform your home.
  • Get a heat load calculation: Ask the builder to confirm that the heating contractor calculates the heat requirements to ensure your gas boiler is sized properly.
  • Ask about hydronic design: To ensure optimum performance and efficiency, make sure your contractor talks to you about all of the components, design and installation details for your system.
  • Don’t forget about commissioning: Commissioning is a critical quality assurance step that should not be overlooked to verify and document that the engineered performance has been achieved.
  • Maintain your equipment: Similar to servicing a vehicle, preventive maintenance is a good investment to minimize future problems. Arrange for annual servicing. Make regular adjustments to the controls of your system to ensure optimal functioning. Consult the owner’s manual for details.

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