Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many appliances needed to run your home. During the summer you may need an air conditioner or a heat pump. During the cooler season, most homeowners need a furnace or air handler. Then there are washer and dryers, ranges, refrigerators…the list seems to never end.

But the thing homeowners certainly know is they require hot water. Most families have a water heater – or in some instances a boiler is used to heat up the water. Do you know which heating system your home uses to heat your water? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help clarify the difference between the two water systems.

A water heater is a large tank that, you guessed it, heats water. The heat is either generated by burning gas or by employing electricity. A traditional water heater will heat the water and then keep it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a warm bath, the washer loaded with towels, or any other hot water need. As the hot water flows to where it is needed, fresh cold water enters through the bottom of the tank so it, too, can be heated for use across your home.

A boiler, contrastingly, can heat water that is used to warm the home and give you hot water. A different type of boiler can heat the water until it turns into steam. The steam can heat the water for the home but can also be circulated throughout the home and give warm comfort through radiators. A boiler is also able to heat the air in a forced air heating system, or heat the floor in a radiant heating system. Boilers are very adaptable heating systems that supply great comfort during the cold winter months. Updated boilers are also very energy efficient.

Trying to choose which water heating system is ideal for your home? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Cocoa today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate.

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