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What is the heat exchanger on a boilier unit ?

Post created: 2012-12-26 Type of Equipment: Boiler Views: 166

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On 2012-12-26 JB wrote:


This should provide a fairly thorough explanation for what a heat exchanger is in a boiler: http://www.recampus.com/documents/book12_c01.pdf.

Basically, it is the hardware where the heat comes into contact with the heating medium. In the case of a boiler that is water. So the heat generated from burning gas or propane or oil is used to heat water in the heat exchanger that once up to temp is circulated through the home.

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