There are many devices needed to run your home. During the warmer months you may need an air conditioning system or a heat pump. During the winter, most homeowners require a furnace or air handler. Then there are washer and dryers, ranges, refrigerators…the list seems to go on forever.
But the thing homeowners absolutely know is they need hot water. Most families have a water heater – or in some instances a boiler is used to heat the water. Do you know which heating system your home uses to heat your water? Robinson 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 generated by burning gas or by utilizing electricity. A traditional water heater will heat the water and then store 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 is used, fresh cold water enters in 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. Another 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 circulated throughout the home and give warmth 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 flexible heating systems that supply great comfort during the cold season. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.
Trying to choose which water heating system is right for you? Call Robinson Service Experts in Waukegan today and we’ll come out and provide you a free in-home estimate.