The chilliest months of winter Lawrence typically find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners requiring new heating systems. You can find a variety of home heating products on the market, from furnaces to boilers. Many people don’t know a lot about boilers. If you’re one of them, we can tell you what you need to know.
Types of boilers
Boilers come in both steam and hot water models. Both provide heat throughout a home through either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.
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 across your home. The heat is distributed into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues after the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then goes back to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are generally powered with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers move warmth through your home, but with hot water rather than steam. When the water rasies to your desired temperature, it is pumped through the radiant system. Gas is often used to power water boilers, however, you will find oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
Quite a few people are partial to boilers because of their extremely quiet operation. In fact, it’s difficult to hear a boiler running at all unless it needs repair. They are also known for supplying comfortable and even heat because of the design of the system with pipes installed inside the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also provide relief, in non-forced air heating systems, to allergy suffers because they don’t blow air around and spread allergens.
Even though they can be pricier than furnaces, many people find that boilers are the right heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Lawrence, look to Scott Temperature. Give us a call at 785-269-0465 or schedule an appointment with us online.