Boilers

What is a boiler?

The harshest months of winter Saint Charles typically find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners discovering they need new heating systems. You can find an array 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 made in both steam and hot water models. Both supply 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

Steam boilers are kind of like big teapots. They boil water until the steam builds to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators across your home. The heat is released into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues when the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then returns to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are usually powered with natural gas or propane.

Hot water boilers

Like steam boilers, hot water boilers move warmth through your home, but with hot water instead of steam. When the water rasies to your desired temperature, it is forced through the radiant system. Gas is frequently used to power water boilers, however, you will discover 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 very quiet operation. In fact, it’s almost impossible to hear a boiler working 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 within 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 pricier than furnaces, many people find that boilers are the perfect heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Saint Charles, look to Air Alliance Team. Give us a call at 636-229-1544 or schedule an appointment with us online.

Back To Blog