There are many devices required to run your home. During the warm season you may need an air conditioning system or a heat pump. During the cold months, most homeowners use a furnace or air handler. Then you have washer and dryers, stoves, refrigerators…the list seems endless.
But one thing homeowners certainly know is they need hot water. Most people have a water heater – or in some instances a boiler is used to heat the water. Do you know which heating system your home utilizes to heat your water? Stevenson Service Experts is here to help clarify the difference between the two water systems.
A water heater is a large tank that, that’s right, heats water. The heat is either produced by burning gas or by employing electricity. A standard water heater will heat the water and then store 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 to the bottom of the tank so it can also be heated for use around your home.
A boiler, contrastingly, can heat water that is used to warm the home and give you hot water. A particular 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 distributed throughout the home and provide heat 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 versatile heating systems that supply great comfort during the winter season. Newer boilers are also very energy efficient.
Need help deciding which water heating system is right for you? Call Stevenson Service Experts in Columbus today and we’ll come out and provide you a free in-home estimate.