One of the benefits of the warmer months is that it gives you the chance to evaluate your home’s heating system without being at the mercy of an emergency repair or worse, the threat of freezing.
Besides, if your boiler is off for a while in the summer, who would notice or even care? And, making an upgrade during the summer is a no-brainer because installation costs are typically lower. Think about it, it's smart to invest in a heating system during the slow season when heating installers are at a lull.
For those with an old boiler knocking in their basements, now you can smartly answer that call this summer with a sealed combustion boiler from Burnham.
Why Choose the Burnham ESC Hot Water Boiler? Burnham has been in the boiler game for nearly 100 years. In that time, the company has learned to engineer boilers with great power and efficiency like the Burnham ESC4BPI-TS sealed combustion boiler which is rated for 91,200 BTUs of heat per hour.
Mechanical & Structural Integrity
A boiler is nothing without heating power, and what sets this Burnham boiler apart is how intelligently the machine uses its power. It starts with smart engineering and construction.
The Burnham ESC is made of cast iron and stainless steel; so a homeowner can rest assured the boiler will still be like new years down the road. Of the many great features offered, the ESC boasts a sealed combustion chamber and offers a variety of venting options.
Sealing the combustion chamber helps reduce the possibility of corrosion and efficiency-robbing particulates that compromise the burner. Having the ability to direct vent or power vent adds versatility and makes sure flue gasses travel swiftly from the boiler to maintain high efficiency and power.
Double jacketed parts on the boiler also keep the heat inside the unit instead of radiating hard-earned money out to the surrounding basement.
Must Have "Brains"
Burnham steps beyond mechanical and structural integrity to make their ESC boiler technologically smart as well. The ESC includes what Burnham calls the IQ Control System. IQ Control consists of two specific components: IQ Option Panel and Intelligent Hydronic control, giving the ESC boiler intelligent controls.
IQ Option Panel
The IQ Option panel features a system of plug in cards to add functionality to the ESC boiler. Users who want outdoor reset options to keep the boiler temps in line with exterior temperatures need only plug in a small module.
The same goes for changing the water cut-off. Instead of navigating complex computer menus, a homeowner can mix and match Burnham IQ modules to tailor the ESC’s performance to perfectly suit his or her home.
Intelligent Hydronic Control
A homeowner can set up to two set points for their system, control burner ignition, and manipulate the various fan and circulation relays in the boiler. Intelligent Hydronic Control also acts as an aquastat to keep a homeowner abreast of the operations in their boiler.
Benefiting From Combined Integrity & Intelligence
All this technology and construction combines to make the Burnham ESC hot water boiler powerful and efficient. The ESC achieves an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency score of 85.5%. Upgrading from older, AFUE-deficient boilers can result in noticeable savings when the monthly heating bills start to roll around.
Now that the weather is getting warm, we have the luxury of reevaluating our heating systems. For those looking to upgrade their clunker in the basement that's eating fuel and money, the intelligent and strong Burnham ESC boiler offers a great opportunity.