The Harsh Realities of Mod-con, Wall Hung and Combi Condensing Boilers

Modern mod-con, wall hung, and combi condensing boilers have been designed to be small to drive out costs, cutting corners on real efficiency, realized life cycle, field reliability and serviceability. Energy Kinetics' engineers decided to take a fresh approach to solving the issues that have plagued condensing boilers in the marketplace.

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Before design began, Energy Kinetics interviewed many of the nation's leading heating professionals to get their thoughts on the issues afflicting modern condensing boiler operation and maintenance. Combining this feedback with over 35 years of high efficiency and reliable boiler design, Energy Kinetics has developed the strongest and most efficient condensing boiler on the market -- the Accel CS™.

Typical Condensing Boiler Design Issues

Condensing Boiler Design Issues: Tiny air passages become fouled by minerals and pollutants causing energy inefficiency

Over time, tiny air passages become fouled by minerals and pollutants causing energy inefficiency. In addition, these tiny openings are difficult to service.

 

Condensing Boiler Design Issues: Extra Circulators Short Circuit Flow and Reduce Condensing

Restrictive passages require pumps and piping that reduces efficiency below the AFUE rating.

The 5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Mod-con, Wall Hung or Combi Condensing Boiler

  1. Poor boiler design reduces efficiency, requires more maintenance, and shortens the boiler’s life. Mod-con, Wall Hung and Combi condensing boilers have poorly designed critical water and air passages which can easily become fouled over time. This fouling reduces efficiency and leads to a shortened boiler life. Although these tiny passages and tight tolerances may seem impressive from a manufacturing perspective, the reality is service technicians cannot access many of these passages, and service becomes difficult and expensive. And unlike chimney vented atmospheric gas boilers, these types of boiler designs require routine service. The Bottom Line: Competitor design decisions to lower manufacturing costs undermines the overall quality of the boiler, compromises long term performance, impairs serviceability, and creates issues that are not covered under warranty.
  2. Built with inferior materials. Critical components are constructed using aluminum or lower grade stainless steel. Since these materials are not sufficiently corrosion resistant, these components cannot deliver long lasting condensing performance.
  3. Restrictive passages require piping that reduces efficiency. Did you know these designs often require supplementary piping and pumps that experience short circuited water flow, a condition that prevents condensing, wastes valuable energy dollars, and is difficult to service? These designs are so restrictive that they need a dedicated pump just to flow water through the boiler itself, in addition to a separate heating pump!
  4. Increased heating bills. Temperature reset controls for these types of boilers are often permanently set at artificially high operating temperatures to avoid costly call backs for under-heating. This means these boilers run hotter all year round so they can respond quickly to room temperature changes. Running hotter means burning more fuel and higher heating bills.
  5. Wasted energy. A thermal purge is used to improve comfort and efficiency. These condensing boilers have no thermal purge; therefore, they finish hot which reduces condensing and wastes energy in the boiler and piping system.

Avoid These Condensing Boiler Issues with a Boiler That Is Efficient and Built to Last

Accel CS - the strongest and most efficient condensing boilers on the market.

Accel CS Condensing Boiler

Introducing the Accel CS Condensing Boiler

To overcome the inefficiencies of these poorly designed combi boilers, Energy Kinetics created the Accel CS Condensing Boiler, the most efficient and longest lasting condensing boiler on the market. Not only is the Accel CS constructed with superior materials, it was designed by Energy Kinetics’ engineers who possess a long history of engineering excellence and leadership in the industry.

Why the Accel CS Condensing Boiler is the Informed Consumer’s Choice

1. Stronger, Thicker, and More Corrosion Resistant Materials

The Accel CS pressure vessel is made from high grade domestic stainless steel, not foreign stainless steel or aluminum. Additionally, our air and water passages are wide open, a design innovation that eliminates the need for additional energy-consuming circulators which are required on condensing boilers with small water passages.

Accel CS

Condensing Boiler Design Issue Fix: Wide Open Air and Water Passages

Wide Open Air and Water Passages

 

Condensing Boiler Design Issue Fix: Smart Boost Outperforms Outdoor Reset Controls

SmartBoost Outperforms Outdoor Reset Controls

 

Condensing Boiler Made in the USA

Made In the USA

2. Easy to Service and Lifetime Warranty

Our air passages are built with super turbulators for better efficiency and easy access for cleaning (if necessary). And our heat exchanger is backed up with a residential lifetime limited warranty.

3. High AFUE plus Thermal Purge for the Best Efficiency and Clean Operation

Accel CS’s AFUE rating is up to 97 which is the best in the industry. Although 97 is impressive, Accel CS is actually much more efficient than other systems that earn a similar high AFUE rating due to its thermal purge. The thermal purge anticipates the end of a heat call and pumps the heat remaining in the system to the top of the hot water storage tank or directly into the living space. This guarantees Accel CS runs more efficiently every cycle and condenses more to stay cleaner. In addition, it condenses more during the next cycle, delivering the best possible energy savings throughout the day and night.

Read the US Department of Energy Lab Study which shows that even our non-condensing boilers have a higher real annual efficiency than 95 AFUE modulating condensing boilers.

4. SmartBoost™ for Better Comfort and Savings

Accel CS’s performance is significantly enhanced by an outdoor temperature compensation innovation called SmartBoost. SmartBoost runs the Accel CS boiler at a lower temperature whenever possible. This greatly improves every condensing opportunity and consistently consumes less fuel. Additionally, if the boiler temperature is not sufficient to answer a thermostat call quickly, SmartBoost automatically raises the temperature of the boiler. SmartBoost is not available to other manufacturers, so their systems often run hotter all year and can’t respond to night setback thermostats, consequently wasting energy dollars.

5. Made In USA

The Accel CS is built in the US with American made quality and Energy Kinetics manufacturing excellence. From the pressure vessel to the Mil-Spec manufactured Energy Manager control, Accel CS is one of the only condensing boilers actually manufactured in the United States.

Accel CS = Industry’s Best Lifetime Warranty

Energy Kinetics Warranty

The Energy Kinetics’ Warranty

If you want lower monthly fuel bills, plus a condensing boiler that lasts and is backed by the industry’s best lifetime limited warranty, give Energy Kinetics a call at 800-323-2066 or email us and put Energy Kinetics’ steel boilers’ proven track record to work heating your home or business and start saving today!
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