The chilliest months of winter Kingsville typically find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners requiring new heating systems. You can find a large number of home heating products on the market, from furnaces to boilers. Many people don’t know a lot about boilers. If you’re one of them, we can tell you what you need to know.
Types of boilers
Boilers are available 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 are kind of like big tea kettles. They boil water until the steam accumulates to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators around 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 is sent back to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are generally powered with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers move warmth around your home, but with hot water in place of steam. When the water heats up to your desired temperature, it is pushed through the radiant system. Gas is usually 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
Quite a few people appreciate boilers because of their exceptionally quiet operation. In fact, it’s almost impossible to hear a boiler working at all unless it’s broken. They are also known for providing comfortable and even heat due to the design of the system with pipes installed behind the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also be helpful, 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 a great heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Kingsville, look to Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC. Give us a call at 361-214-1203 or schedule an appointment with us online.