Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many appliances 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 need a furnace or air handler. Then you have washer and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…the list seems to never end.

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. Have you noticed which heating system your home utilizes to heat your water? Stark Services is here to help clarify the difference between the two heating systems.

A water heater is a big tank that, you guessed it, heats water. The heat is either generated by burning gas or by using electricity. A standard water heater will heat the water and then hold it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a hot shower, the dishwasher, or any other hot water need. As the hot water leaves the tank, 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. Another 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 dispersed throughout the home and give 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 flexible heating systems that supply great comfort during the winter season. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.

Trying to choose which water heating system is right for you? Call Stark Services in Haltom City today and we’ll come out and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate.

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