What is a boiler?

January 20, 2015

The harshest months of winter Ronkonkoma typically find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners discovering they need new heating systems. You can find a large number 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 fill you in.

Types of boilers

Boilers are made in both steam and hot water models. Both supply heat throughout a home by means of either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.

Steam boilers

Steam boilers are kind of like big kettles. They boil water until the steam accumulates to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators across your home. The heat is released into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues as 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 throughout your home, but with hot water instead of steam. When the water heats up to your desired temperature, it is pushed through the radiant system. Gas is frequently used to power water boilers, however, you will find oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.

Benefits of boilers for home heating

Many people are partial to boilers because of their very quiet operation. In fact, it’s hard to hear a boiler operating 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 behind the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also provide relief, in non-forced air heating systems, to allergy suffers because they don’t blow air around and spread allergens.

Even though they can be more costly than furnaces, many people find that boilers are a great heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Ronkonkoma, look to Cool Power LLC . Call us at 631-246-4029 or schedule an appointment with us online.