The chilliest months of winter Excelsior Springs generally find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners requiring new heating systems. You can find a large number of home heating products on the market, from furnaces to boilers. Many people haven’t heard much about boilers. If you’re one of them, we can tell you what you need to know.
Types of boilers
Boilers are available in both steam and hot water models. Both deliver heat throughout a home by means of either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.
Steam boilers are kind of like big tea kettles. They boil water until the steam accumulates to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators throughout your home. The heat is emitted into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues when the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then goes back to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are typically operated with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers push warmth throughout your home, but with hot water instead of steam. When the water reaches your desired temperature, it is pushed through the radiant system. Gas is frequently used to power water boilers, however, you will see oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
Quite a few people love boilers because of their extremely quiet operation. In fact, it’s hard to hear a boiler operating at all unless it needs repair. They are also known for providing comfortable and even heat due to the design of the system with pipes installed inside the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also be useful, in non-forced air heating systems, to allergy suffers because they don’t blow air around and spread allergens.
Even though they can be more expensive than furnaces, several people find that boilers are the perfect heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Excelsior Springs, look to Colvin's Heating and Cooling. Call us at 816-379-3918 or schedule an appointment with us online.