Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many systems you need to run your home. During the warmer months you may need an air conditioner or a heat pump. During the winter, most homeowners require a furnace or air handler. Then you have washer and dryers, ranges, refrigerators…the list seems to go on forever.

But a thing homeowners certainly know is they require hot water. Most homes have a water heater – or in some homes a boiler is used to heat up the water. Have you noticed which heating system your home is using to heat your water? D & K Heating Service Experts is here to help clear up any confusion about the difference between the two water heating systems.

A water heater is a big tank that, that’s right, heats water. The heat is either produced by burning gas or by employing electricity. A traditional water heater will heat the water and then keep it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a warm shower, the washer loaded with towels, or any other hot water need. As the hot water is used, fresh cold water enters in the bottom of the tank so it can also be warmed for use throughout your home.

A boiler, contrastingly, can heat water that is used to bring heat to the home and heat the water. A particular type of boiler can heat the water to the point it turns into steam. The steam can heat the water for the home but can also be dispersed throughout the home and give warm comfort through radiators. A boiler is also able to heat the air in a forced air heating system, or heat the floor in a radiant heating system. Boilers are very flexible heating systems that give you great comfort during the winter season. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.

Trying to choose which water heating system is ideal for your home? Call D & K Heating Service Experts in Belleville today and we’ll come out and provide you a free in-home estimate.

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