There are many appliances required to run your home. During the summer you may need an AC system or a heat pump. During the cooler season, most homeowners need a furnace or air handler. Then you have washer and dryers, stoves, refrigerators…the list seems endless.
But one thing homeowners certainly know is they need hot water. Most families 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? McElroy Service Experts is here to help explain the difference between the two water systems.
A water heater is a big tank that, you guessed it, heats water. The heat is either created by burning gas or by using electricity. A standard water heater will heat the water and then keep it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a warm bath, 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 throughout your home.
A boiler, alternatively, can heat water that is used to warm the home and give you hot 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 circulated throughout the home and give warmth through radiators. A boiler is also capable of heating the air in a forced air heating system, or heat the floor in a radiant heating system. Boilers are very flexible heating systems that provide great comfort during the cold season. Today’s boilers are also very energy efficient.
Can’t decide which water heating system is right for you? Call McElroy Service Experts in Grand Island today and we’ll come out and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate.