The chilliest months of winter Phoenix typically 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 have some information for you.
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 to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators throughout 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 goes back to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are generally operated with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers move warmth around your home, but with hot water rather than 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 see oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
Many people appreciate boilers because of their extremely quiet operation. In fact, it’s almost impossible to hear a boiler operating at all unless it needs repair. They are also known for delivering comfortable and even heat thanks to the design of the system with pipes installed within the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also be useful, 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 a great heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Phoenix, look to Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. You can reach us at 602-832-7808 or schedule an appointment with us online.