Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many appliances required to run your home. During the warm season you may need an air conditioning system or a heat pump. During the cold months, most homeowners need a furnace or air handler. Then there are washer and dryers, stoves, refrigerators…the list seems to go on forever.

But a thing homeowners absolutely know is they need hot water. Most people have a water heater – or in some cases a boiler is used to heat the water. Are you sure which heating system your home is using to heat your water? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help explain the difference between the two water heating systems.

A water heater is a big tank that, you guessed it, heats water. The heat is either produced by burning gas or by employing electricity. A typical water heater will heat the water and then store it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a hot shower, the washing machine, or any other hot water need. As the hot water is used, fresh cold water enters to the bottom of the tank so it can also be warmed for use throughout your home.

A boiler, alternatively, can heat water that is used to warm the home and give you hot water. Another type of boiler can heat the water until it turns into steam. The steam will heat the water for the home but can also be dispersed throughout the home and create warmth through radiators. A boiler is also capable of heating the air in a forced air heating system, or heat the floor in a radiant heating system. Boilers are very adaptable heating systems that give you great comfort during the cold winter months. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.

Need help deciding which water heating system is ideal for your home? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Orlando today and we’ll come out and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate.

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