Boilers

What is a boiler?

The harshest months of winter Alice generally find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners needing new heating systems. You can find an array of home heating products on the market, from furnaces to boilers. Many people are unfamiliar with boilers. If you’re one of them, we can tell you what you need to know.

Types of boilers

Boilers are made in both steam and hot water models. Both supply heat throughout a home through either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.

Steam boilers

Steam boilers are kind of like big tea kettles. They boil water until the steam builds to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators throughout your home. The heat is emitted into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues after the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then returns to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are usually fueled with natural gas or propane.

Hot water boilers

Like steam boilers, hot water boilers circulate warmth through your home, but with hot water rather than steam. When the water reaches your desired temperature, it is pushed through the radiant system. Gas is usually used to power water boilers, however, you will see oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.

Benefits of boilers for home heating

Quite a few people love boilers because of their very quiet operation. In fact, it’s hard to hear a boiler operating at all unless it needs repair. They are also known for supplying comfortable and even heat thanks to the design of the system with pipes installed within the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also be useful, in non-forced air heating systems, to allergy suffers because they don’t blow air around and spread allergens.

Even though they can be more costly than furnaces, several people find that boilers are a great heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Alice, look to Rescue Heating & Air . You can reach us at 361-265-4371 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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