Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many appliances required to run your home. During the warm season you may need an air conditioner or a heat pump. During the winter, most homeowners require a furnace or air handler. Then you have washer and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…the list seems endless.

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

A water heater is a storage tank that, that’s right, heats water. The heat is either generated by burning gas or by employing electricity. A standard water heater will heat the water and then keep it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a warm shower, the washer loaded with towels, or any other hot water need. As the hot water is used, fresh cold water enters in the bottom of the tank so it, too, can be heated for use throughout your home.

A boiler, on the other hand, 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 actually turns into steam. The steam can heat the water for the home but can also be circulated throughout the home and give heat through radiators. A boiler can also heat the air in a forced air heating system, or heat the floor in a radiant heating system. Boilers are very flexible heating systems that provide great comfort during the winter season. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.

Can’t decide which water heating system is ideal for your home? Call TML Service Experts in Boise today and we’ll come out and provide you a free in-home estimate.

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