Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many systems needed to run your home. During the warmer months you may need an air conditioner or a heat pump. During the cooler season, most homeowners require a furnace or air handler. Then there are washer and dryers, stoves, refrigerators…the list seems to never end.

But a thing homeowners absolutely know is they require hot water. Most homes have a water heater – or in some cases a boiler is used to heat up the water. Are you sure which heating system your home utilizes to heat your water? Freschi Service Experts is here to help clarify the difference between the two water heating systems.

A water heater is a storage tank that, you guessed it, heats water. The heat is either generated by burning gas or by using electricity. A standard water heater will heat the water and then store it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a warm shower, the dishwasher, or any other hot water need. As the hot water is used, fresh cold water enters to the bottom of the tank so it can also be heated for use around your home.

A boiler, contrastingly, can heat water that is used to bring heat to the home and heat the water. Another type of boiler can heat the water to the point it turns into steam. The steam will heat the water for the home but can also be dispersed throughout the home and create warm comfort 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 versatile heating systems that provide great comfort during the cold season. Newer boilers are also very energy efficient.

Trying to choose which water heating system is best for you? Call Freschi Service Experts in Concord today and we’ll come out and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate.

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