This presentation focuses on maximizing the efficiency of condensing boilers in heating hot water applications. Specifically, the presentation describes how to determine the appropriate control setpoints for outdoor air temperature reset of hot water supply temperature and how to maximize the benefits of a condensing boiler. We show how default factory control parameters can affect condensing boiler efficiency, and present straightforward strategies for obtaining and implementing the optimum operational settings for condensing boilers. The result is a condensing boiler system that meets design load and part loads with improved combustion efficiency at little to no first cost.
Presented by Matt Napolitan, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP and Brent Weigel, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP of Cx Associates, LLC, a Burlington, Vermont-based energy engineering consulting firm.