The chilliest months of winter Tomball typically find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners needing new heating systems. You can find an array of home heating products on the market, from furnaces to boilers. Many people don’t know a lot about boilers. If you’re one of them, we can tell you what you need to know.
Types of boilers
Boilers come in both steam and hot water models. Both supply heat throughout a home using either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.
Steam boilers are kind of like big teapots. They boil water until the steam accumulates to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators throughout your home. The heat is released into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues after the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then is sent back to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are usually operated with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers circulate warmth through your home, but with hot water rather than steam. When the water heats up to your desired temperature, it is pumped through the radiant system. Gas is usually used to power water boilers, however, you will see oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
A lot of people are partial to boilers because of their extremely quiet operation. In fact, it’s almost impossible to hear a boiler working at all unless it needs repair. They are also known for delivering comfortable and even heat because of the design of the system with pipes installed inside the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also be useful, in non-forced air heating systems, to allergy suffers because they don’t blow air around and spread allergens.
Even though they can be pricier than furnaces, a lot of people find that boilers are the perfect heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Tomball, look to Premium Air Services LLC. Call us at 713-364-9957 or schedule an appointment with us online.