Boilers Versus Water Heaters

There are many appliances required to run your home. During the summer you may need an AC system or a heat pump. During the cooler season, most homeowners use a furnace or air handler. Then there are washer and dryers, stoves, refrigerators…the list seems to go on forever. 

But one thing homeowners absolutely know is they require hot water. Most people have a water heater – or in some cases a boiler is used to warm the water. Do you know which heating system your home utilizes to heat your water? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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 typical water heater will heat the water and then store it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a warm shower, 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 warmed for use around your home. 

A boiler, on the other hand, can heat water that is used to bring heat to the home and heat the water. A particular type of boiler can heat the water to the point it turns into steam. The steam heats the water for the home but can also be dispersed throughout the home and create 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 adaptable heating systems that supply great comfort during the cold winter months. Updated boilers are also very energy efficient. 

Can’t decide which water heating system is best for you? Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in the U.S. today and we’ll come out and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. 

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