Boilers Versus Water Heaters

There are many devices needed to run your home. During the warm season you may need an air conditioning system or a heat pump. During the winter, most homeowners require a furnace or air handler. Then you include washer and dryers, ranges, refrigerators…the list seems endless.

But the thing homeowners absolutely know is they need hot water. Most people have a water heater – or in some cases a boiler is used to heat up the water. Have you noticed which heating system your home uses to heat your water? Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning is here to help explain 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 created by burning gas or by using electricity. A standard water heater will heat the water and then hold it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a warm bath, the washing machine, or any other hot water need. As the hot water is used, fresh cold water enters in the bottom of the tank so it can also be heated for use throughout your home.

A boiler, on the other hand, can heat water that is used to heat the home and give you hot water. A different type of boiler can heat the water to the point it turns into steam. The steam will heat the water for the home but can also be circulated throughout the home and provide warm comfort 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 provide great comfort during the cold season. Newer boilers are also very energy efficient.

Trying to choose which water heating system is ideal for your home? Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning in Philadelphia today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate.