There are many appliances you need 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 have washer and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…the list seems endless.
But a thing homeowners definitely know is they need hot water. Most families have a water heater – or in some instances a boiler is used to heat up the water. Are you sure which heating system your home utilizes to heat your water? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help clear up any confusion about the difference between the two water systems.
A water heater is a large tank that, that’s right, heats water. The heat is either produced by burning gas or by using electricity. A standard water heater will heat the water and then keep it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a hot shower, the washing machine, 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 heated for use around your home.
A boiler, contrastingly, can heat water that is used to bring heat to the home and provide hot water. A different type of boiler can heat the water to the point it turns into steam. The steam can heat the water for the home but can also be circulated throughout the home and create heat through radiators. A boiler is also capable of heating 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. 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 no-charge in-home estimate.
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