The chilliest months of winter Reinholds usually 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 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 supply heat throughout a home using either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.
Steam boilers are kind of like big kettles. They boil water until the steam builds to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators around your home. The heat is distributed into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues when the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then returns to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are generally operated with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers push warmth throughout your home, but with hot water instead of steam. When the water rasies to your desired temperature, it is pushed through the radiant system. Gas is frequently used to power water boilers, however, you will discover oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
Quite a few people appreciate boilers because of their very quiet operation. In fact, it’s almost impossible to hear a boiler operating at all unless it’s broken. They are also known for delivering comfortable and even heat because of the design of the system with pipes installed behind 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 more costly than furnaces, several people find that boilers are the perfect heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Reinholds, look to County Line Mechanical LLC. Call us at 717-216-0846 or schedule an appointment with us online.