Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many devices needed 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 include washer and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…the list seems endless.

But one thing homeowners absolutely know is they require hot water. Most homes have a water heater – or in some cases a boiler is used to warm the water. Have you noticed which heating system your home uses to heat your water? Atmostemp Service Experts is here to help clear up any confusion about the difference between the two water heating systems.

A water heater is a storage tank that, yes, heats water. The heat is either produced by burning gas or by employing electricity. A standard water heater will heat the water and then store 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 can also be heated for use throughout your home.

A boiler, alternatively, can heat water that is used to bring heat to the home and heat the water. A different type of boiler can heat the water until it turns into steam. The steam heats the water for the home but can also be circulated throughout the home and create 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 versatile heating systems that give you great comfort during the cold season. Updated boilers are also very energy efficient.

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

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