Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many devices required to run your home. During the summer you may need an AC system or a heat pump. During the cold months, most homeowners require a furnace or air handler. Then you have washer and dryers, stoves, refrigerators…the list seems endless.

But the thing homeowners certainly know is they require hot water. Most people have a water heater – or in some instances a boiler is used to heat up the water. Do you know which heating system your home uses to heat your water? Levy & Son Service Experts is here to help clear up any confusion about the difference between the two water heating systems.

A water heater is a large tank that, you guessed it, heats water. The heat is either produced by burning gas or by utilizing electricity. A typical water heater will heat the water and then hold it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a warm bath, the dishwasher, or any other hot water need. As the hot water leaves the tank, fresh cold water enters in the bottom of the tank so it, too, can be heated for use throughout your home.

A boiler, contrastingly, can heat water that is used to heat the home and provide hot water. A different type of boiler can heat the water until it actually turns into steam. The steam can heat the water for the home but can also be dispersed throughout the home and provide heat through radiators. A boiler is also capable of heating the air in a forced air heating system, or heat the floor in a radiant heating system. Boilers are very versatile heating systems that provide great comfort during the cold winter months. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.

Trying to choose which water heating system is ideal for your home? Call Levy & Son Service Experts in Dallas today and we’ll come out and provide you a free in-home estimate.

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