Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many appliances you need to run your home. During the warmer months you may need an AC 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 require hot water. Most homes have a water heater – or in some homes a boiler is used to heat up the water. Are you sure 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 typical 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 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 provide heat through radiators. A boiler is also able to 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 winter months. Newer boilers are also very energy efficient.

Need help deciding 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 free in-home estimate.

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