There are many systems you need to run your home. During the summer you may need an AC system or a heat pump. During the winter, most homeowners need a furnace or air handler. Then you have washer and dryers, stoves, refrigerators…the list seems endless.
But the thing homeowners definitely know is they need hot water. Most homes have a water heater – or in some homes a boiler is used to warm the water. Do you know which heating system your home uses to heat your water? Wesley Wood Service Experts is here to help clear up any confusion about the difference between the two heating systems.
A water heater is a big tank that, you guessed it, heats water. The heat is either generated by burning gas or by using electricity. A traditional water heater will heat the water and then store it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a hot shower, the washer loaded with towels, or any other hot water need. As the hot water leaves the tank, fresh cold water enters to the bottom of the tank so it can also be heated for use around your home.
A boiler, alternatively, can heat water that is used to warm the home and give you hot water. A particular type of boiler can heat the water until it turns into steam. The steam can heat the water for the home but can also be distributed throughout the home and provide warm comfort 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 flexible heating systems that supply 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 Wesley Wood Service Experts in West Chester today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate.