There are many devices required to run your home. During the warmer months you may need an air conditioner or a heat pump. During the cooler season, most homeowners require 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 require hot water. Most people have a water heater – or in some homes a boiler is used to warm 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, yes, heats water. The heat is either produced by burning gas or by utilizing electricity. A traditional water heater will heat the water and then keep 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 through the bottom of the tank so it can also be heated for use across your home.
A boiler, on the other hand, 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 heats the water for the home but can also be circulated throughout the home and create warm comfort through radiators. A boiler is also able to 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 ideal for your home? Call Air Engineers Service Experts in Jacksonville today and we’ll come out and provide you a free in-home estimate.