Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many devices required to run your home. During the warmer months you may need an air conditioning system or a heat pump. During the cooler season, most homeowners require a furnace or air handler. Then you have washer and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…the list seems to never end.

But one thing homeowners certainly know is they need hot water. Most homes have a water heater – or in some instances a boiler is used to heat the water. Have you noticed which heating system your home is using to heat your water? Calverley Service Experts is here to help explain the difference between the two water heating systems.

A water heater is a storage tank that, that’s right, heats water. The heat is either generated by burning gas or by using electricity. A standard water heater will heat the water and then keep it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a warm bath, the washer loaded with towels, or any other hot water need. As the hot water leaves the tank, fresh cold water enters to the bottom of the tank so it, too, can be heated for use around your home.

A boiler, on the other hand, 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 actually turns into steam. The steam can heat the water for the home but can also be distributed throughout the home and provide warmth 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 provide great comfort during the cold winter months. Updated boilers are also very energy efficient.

Need help deciding which water heating system is best for you? Call Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate.

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