The coldest months of winter York typically find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners discovering they need new heating systems. You can find an array of home heating products on the market, from furnaces to boilers. Many people are unfamiliar with boilers. If you’re one of them, we can fill you in.
Types of boilers
Boilers are made in both steam and hot water models. Both provide heat throughout a home using either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.
Steam boilers are kind of like big kettles. They boil water until the steam builds up to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators throughout your home. The heat is emitted into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues as the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then goes back to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are typically operated with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers circulate warmth throughout your home, but with hot water instead of steam. When the water heats up to your desired temperature, it is pumped through the radiant system. Gas is frequently used to power water boilers, however, you will discover oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
A lot of people appreciate boilers because of their exceptionally quiet operation. In fact, it’s hard to hear a boiler working at all unless there’s a problem with it. They are also known for providing comfortable and even heat due to the design of the system with pipes installed inside the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also be helpful, in non-forced air heating systems, to allergy suffers because they don’t blow air around and spread allergens.
Even though they can be more costly than furnaces, many people find that boilers are the perfect heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in York, look to Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning. Give us a call at 717-383-4479 or schedule an appointment with us online.