The coldest months of winter Huffman generally find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners requiring new heating systems. You can find a large number of home heating products on the market, from furnaces to boilers. Many people haven’t heard much about boilers. If you’re one of them, we can tell you what you need to know.
Types of boilers
Boilers are made in both steam and hot water models. Both supply heat throughout a home through 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 builds up to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators around your home. The heat is distributed into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues after the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then returns to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are generally operated with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers circulate warmth throughout your home, but with hot water in place of steam. When the water rasies to your desired temperature, it is forced through the radiant system. Gas is usually used to power water boilers, however, you will discover oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
Quite a few people are partial to boilers because of their very 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 within the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also provide relief, in non-forced air heating systems, to allergy suffers because they don’t blow air around and spread allergens.
Even though they can be more expensive than furnaces, several people find that boilers are the right heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Huffman, look to Air Houston Mechanical LLC. You can reach us at 832-777-1521 or schedule an appointment with us online.