The coldest months of winter Safford generally find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners discovering they need 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 can tell you what you need to know.
Types of boilers
Boilers come in both steam and hot water models. Both deliver 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 kettles. They boil water until the steam builds up to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators around your home. The heat is released into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues after the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then returns to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are usually powered with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers circulate warmth through your home, but with hot water instead of 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 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 extremely quiet operation. In fact, it’s almost impossible to hear a boiler running at all unless it’s broken. They are also known for supplying comfortable and even heat thanks to the design of the system with pipes installed inside 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 pricier than furnaces, several people find that boilers are the perfect heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Safford, look to B&D Air Conditioning. You can reach us at 928-432-6018 or schedule an appointment with us online.