Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many devices you need to run your home. During the warmer months you may need an air conditioning system or a heat pump. During the cooler season, most homeowners use a furnace or air handler. Then you include washer and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…the list seems to never end.

But a thing homeowners certainly know is they need hot water. Most homes have a water heater – or in some cases a boiler is used to heat up the water. Do you know which heating system your home uses to heat your water? Falso Service Experts is here to help clear up any confusion about the difference between the two water heating systems.

A water heater is a storage tank that, that’s right, 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 washing machine, or any other hot water need. As the hot water is used, fresh cold water enters through the bottom of the tank so it can also be warmed for use across your home.

A boiler, on the other hand, can heat water that is used to heat the home and provide hot water. A particular type of boiler can heat the water until it turns into steam. The steam heats the water for the home but can also be dispersed throughout the home and give heat 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 cold season. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.

Can’t decide which water heating system is right for you? Call Falso Service Experts in East Syracuse today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate.

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