Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many systems you need to run your home. During the warmer months you may need an air conditioner or a heat pump. During the cold months, most homeowners require a furnace or air handler. Then there are washer and dryers, stoves, refrigerators…the list seems endless.

But a thing homeowners certainly know is they want hot water. Most families have a water heater – or in some cases a boiler is used to warm the water. Are you sure which heating system your home uses to heat your water? Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning is here to help clear up any confusion about the difference between the two heating systems.

A water heater is a large tank that, yes, heats water. The heat is either produced by burning gas or by employing electricity. A typical water heater will heat the water and then hold it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a hot shower, the washer loaded with towels, or any other hot water need. As the hot water leaves the tank, fresh cold water enters through the bottom of the tank so it can also be warmed for use throughout your home.

A boiler, contrastingly, can heat water that is used to heat the home and provide hot water. Another type of boiler can heat the water until it turns into steam. The steam can heat the water for the home but can also be circulated throughout the home and give 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 adaptable heating systems that supply great comfort during the winter season. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.

Trying to choose which water heating system is right for you? Call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning in Philadelphia today and we’ll come out and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate.

chat now widget box