The chilliest months of winter Genoa typically find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners requiring 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 can fill you in.
Types of boilers
Boilers are available 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 across your home. The heat is emitted into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues when the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then is sent back to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are generally fueled with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers push warmth through your home, but with hot water rather than steam. When the water rasies to your desired temperature, it is pumped through the radiant system. Gas is usually 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
Many people love boilers because of their extremely quiet operation. In fact, it’s hard to hear a boiler working at all unless it’s broken. They are also known for providing 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 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 pricier than furnaces, a lot of people find that boilers are a great heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Genoa, look to Assured Appliance and Heating & Air. Give us a call at 847-306-8990 or schedule an appointment with us online.