There are many systems needed to run your home. During the summer you may need an air conditioning system or a heat pump. During the cold months, most homeowners need a furnace or air handler. Then you include washer and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…the list seems to go on forever.
But the thing homeowners definitely know is they need hot water. Most homes have a water heater – or in some instances a boiler is used to heat the water. Have you noticed which heating system your home is using to heat your water? Bob Brown Service Experts 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 generated by burning gas or by using electricity. A typical water heater will heat the water and then keep it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a warm bath, the dishwasher, or any other hot water need. As the hot water leaves the tank, fresh cold water enters in the bottom of the tank so it can also be heated for use across your home.
A boiler, on the other hand, can heat water that is used to warm the home and give you hot water. A particular 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 circulated throughout the home and give heat 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 provide great comfort during the cold winter months. Newer boilers are also very energy efficient.
Trying to choose which water heating system is best for you? Call Bob Brown Service Experts in Tempe today and we’ll come out and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate.