Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many appliances needed to run your home. During the warmer months you may need an air conditioner or a heat pump. During the winter, most homeowners need a furnace or air handler. Then there are washer and dryers, stoves, refrigerators…the list seems to never end.

But a thing homeowners certainly know is they need hot water. Most people have a water heater – or in some cases a boiler is used to heat the water. Have you noticed which heating system your home is using to heat your water? Air Engineers Service Experts is here to help clear up any confusion about the difference between the two water heating systems.

A water heater is a storage 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 keep it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a warm shower, the dishwasher, or any other hot water need. As the hot water flows to where it is needed, fresh cold water enters through the bottom of the tank so it can also be heated for use across your home.

A boiler, alternatively, can heat water that is used to warm the home and give you hot water. A different type of boiler can heat the water until it actually turns into steam. The steam will heat the water for the home but can also be circulated throughout the home and create warm comfort 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. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.

Can’t decide which water heating system is ideal for your home? Call Air Engineers Service Experts in Jacksonville today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate.

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