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
Boilers originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in June, 1996.
ENERGY STAR qualified boilers have annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings of 85% or greater, making them 6% more efficient than models that simply meet the federal minimum standard for energy efficiency.