Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many systems required to run your home. During the summer you may need an air conditioning system or a heat pump. During the cold months, most homeowners require a furnace or air handler. Then you include washer and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…the list seems endless.

But the thing homeowners definitely know is they require hot water. Most people 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? Bob Brown Service Experts is here to help clear up any confusion about the difference between the two water heating systems.

A water heater is a storage tank that, yes, heats water. The heat is either created by burning gas or by utilizing 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, too, can 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 provide 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 adaptable heating systems that provide great comfort during the cold season. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.

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

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