Boilers

What is a boiler?

The coldest months of winter Tucker typically find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners requiring new heating systems. You can find a variety 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 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 throughout your home. The heat is distributed into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues after the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then returns 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 push warmth around your home, but with hot water in place of steam. When the water rasies to your desired temperature, it is pumped through the radiant system. Gas is frequently used to power water boilers, however, you will discover oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.

Benefits of boilers for home heating

Quite a few people appreciate boilers because of their extremely quiet operation. In fact, it’s difficult to hear a boiler working at all unless it needs repair. They are also known for providing comfortable and even heat due 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 more expensive than furnaces, several people find that boilers are the right heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Tucker, look to ACS Heating and Air Conditioning. Give us a call at 770-450-1539 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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