Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

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

But a thing homeowners definitely know is they require hot water. Most homes have a water heater – or in some homes a boiler is used to heat up the water. Do you know which heating system your home uses to heat your water? Freschi Service Experts is here to help explain 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 hold 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 flows to where it is needed, fresh cold water enters to the bottom of the tank so it, too, can be heated for use throughout 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 heats the water for the home but can also be dispersed throughout the home and create 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 versatile heating systems that provide great comfort during the cold winter months. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.

Trying to choose which water heating system is right 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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