Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many systems you need to run your home. During the warmer months you may need an air conditioner or a heat pump. During the winter, most homeowners use a furnace or air handler. Then there are washer and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…the list seems to go on forever.

But a thing homeowners absolutely know is they want hot water. Most people have a water heater – or in some cases a boiler is used to warm the water. Have you noticed which heating system your home is using to heat your water? A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help explain the difference between the two water heating systems.

A water heater is a large tank that, you guessed it, heats water. The heat is either produced 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 washer loaded with towels, 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 throughout your home.

A boiler, alternatively, can heat water that is used to bring heat to the home and heat the water. A different type of boiler can heat the water to the point it turns into steam. The steam heats the water for the home but can also be distributed 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 adaptable heating systems that supply great comfort during the winter season. Newer boilers are also very energy efficient.

Trying to choose which water heating system is right for you? Call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Calgary today and we’ll come out and provide you a free in-home estimate.

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