There are many appliances you need to run your home. During the warm season you may need an AC system or a heat pump. During the cold months, most homeowners use a furnace or air handler. Then you include washer and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…the list seems to never end.
But the thing homeowners absolutely know is they need hot water. Most people have a water heater – or in some homes a boiler is used to heat the water. Are you sure which heating system your home uses to heat your water? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help clarify the difference between the two water systems.
A water heater is a storage tank that, yes, heats water. The heat is either generated by burning gas or by employing electricity. A traditional water heater will heat the water and then keep it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a hot 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 can also be warmed for use across your home.
A boiler, contrastingly, can heat water that is used to heat the home and provide hot water. A different type of boiler can heat the water until it turns into steam. The steam can heat the water for the home but can also be circulated throughout the home and provide warmth 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 flexible heating systems that provide great comfort during the winter season. Updated boilers are also very energy efficient.
Need help deciding which water heating system is best for you? Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in the U.S. today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate.
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