The harshest months of winter Grand Prairie usually find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners requiring 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 have some information for you.
Types of boilers
Boilers come in both steam and hot water models. Both provide heat throughout a home by means of either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.
Steam boilers are kind of like big teapots. 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 when the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then goes back to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are typically operated with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers push warmth around your home, but with hot water rather than steam. When the water rasies to 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
Many people love boilers because of their exceptionally quiet operation. In fact, it’s hard to hear a boiler running at all unless it needs repair. They are also known for providing 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 helpful, 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, many people find that boilers are the right heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Grand Prairie, look to Bon Air Service Company. Give us a call at 972-332-1028 or schedule an appointment with us online.