Boilers and furnaces are sometimes (mistakenly) thought to be the same but the two terms, and systems, are a far cry from being interchangeable. Whereas furnaces provide heat by heating air and disseminating it throughout your home, boilers bring warmth and comfort to your home by heating a reservoir of water.
The boiler, known as a hydronic system, is a large-unit water heater fueled by natural gas, oil, propane, or electricity. The boiler heats the reservoir of water and then pushes the hot water through a piping system to radiators or other devices scattered throughout your home.
These devices release the thermal energy stored in the water before recycling it back into the boiler reservoir for re-heating. Boiler systems are highly effective at heating your home evenly from top to bottom.
Not sure if a boiler-based heating system is the best heating option for your family and home? Read on to learn more about the benefits of heating your home with a hydronic system, or contact our team to have an HVAC expert inspect your home for boiler viability today.
Advantages of Heating Your Home With a Boiler System
No More Hot Pockets or Drafts
Boilers tend to heat your space more evenly than furnaces by avoiding the temperature fluctuations caused by airflow. Our technicians can also fit your boiler system with zone control mechanisms, allowing you maximum control over every inch of your home’s climate.
Cleanliness and Air Quality
Boilers rely on storing thermal energy in water rather than blown air, meaning they don’t pass allergens and other contaminants through your home. Fewer particulates and allergens mean a healthier indoor environment, better sleep, allergy reduction, and require less dusting around the home.
Peace and Quiet
Because hydronic systems don’t rely on blown air to maintain your home’s temperature, they tend to run far more quietly than other heating options. With no more thuds in the night and no more constant humming, you’ll have better focus and peace of mind around the home .
Professional Boiler Installation and Repair
RBrooks HVAC, around since 2001, is a local, family-owned and operated full-service heating & air conditioning company that always puts our customers first. From the moment you call to schedule a free estimate, your family is part of our family. Whether your boiler is in need of repair or you’re considering a new system to heat your home, our boiler installations, maintenance plans, and knowledgeable HVAC technicians have the right solution for you. In case your heating needs are more pressing, we offer a 24/7 emergency furnace repair hotline to maintain your home’s climate in any emergency. Keep your home warm, clean, and quiet with a boiler system from RBrooks today!