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Boiler tuning support

Tuning boilers on a regular basis saves money on your energy bill. On average, every dollar spent on tuning returns up to $30 in energy savings. An EECA boiler tuning grant can help you cover the costs of introducing a boiler tuning schedule.

Many businesses have annual maintenance programmes but research shows boilers should be tuned more often than once a year. Good tuning adjusts the air to fuel ratio in the boiler to get maximum fuel efficiency – it can deliver savings of up to 25% on your energy bill.

EECA helps ensure your boilers are as energy efficient as possible, by providing grants to reduce the cost of introducing a six-monthly boiler tune-up schedule.

What’s on offer?

EECA boiler tuning support covers up to 40% of the costs of each six-monthly boiler tune-up, for a two year period. Up to $5,000 is available per year, per site for tuning of boilers with a capacity of 200 kW or more. The boilers can be solid, liquid or gas fuelled.

You will also receive a report on the savings made and suggestions on how to gain further efficiencies.

What is the benefit?

Tuning boilers every six months saves money on your energy bill. It’s a simple process that takes just a couple of hours and any reduced output while the job is being done is more than compensated for by the energy cost savings that result. Case studies show that, on average, for every dollar spent on tuning, there are up to $30 in energy savings.

Who qualifies?

If you have boilers with 200 kW in total or more in size, and are prepared to commit to the two-year schedule of six-monthly tunings, you may qualify for funding.
It doesn’t matter what sector or type of business you are in – manufacturing, food processing, wood processing, hospitality or public facilities like hospitals.

How do I apply? 

EECA has partnered with a number of experienced providers to deliver boiler tuning services. Contract with one of the companies listed below and they will contract with you to tune your boilers every six months.

The providers will follow an agreed best practice process for boiler tuning and can service customers in all parts of New Zealand.

The approved service providers are:

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Location: Website: Phone:
Advance Boiler Services North Island 07 843 4136
Combustion Control Limited North Island 09 634 1610
DTZ - a UGL Company North Island 021 758 624
Eastern Boiler Services North Island   0800 264 5377
Energy Plant Solutions Nationwide  021 446 698
Gas, Oil and Combustion Services North Island   027 479 0933
Nu Way Energy NZ Ltd North and South Island 0800 689 296
RCR Energy Nationwide 06 872 7605

The boiler flyer is available as a PDF to download

Process heat best practice guide

For best practice in improving the energy efficiency of boilers, steam, hot water systems and process heat, see EECA's Process Heat Best Practice Guide.

Best practice boiler tuning procedure guide

For best practice in improving the energy efficiency of boilers, see EECA's Best Practice Boiler Tuning Procedure Guide.

Boiler tuning at Goodman Fielder

See how Goodman Fielder saved $45,000 per year in energy at its Meadowfresh plant, through a simple burner tune-up. Read the case study

Laundry finds over $17,000 savings in a simple boiler tune-up

After a half-day visit from an energy engineer to test and re-tune the burners on its boilers, Taylors Laundry Christchurch has found itself using 21,643 fewer litres of Light Fuel Oil (LFO) and saving $17,532 annually.  Read the case study