There are a lot choices for home heating these days, but not all will be a good fit for your home. Before choosing a heating system, it’s important to understand the basics of each system and what a system can offer you and your home. One option to consider is a boiler. Boilers have been around for many years, and today’s boilers in Rocky River offer the same reliable heating they have always been known for, plus the efficiency you expect from a new heating system. With professional installation from a trained and certified Westland Heating and Air Conditioning technician, you can be assured that your system will be installed correctly and efficiently.
How Does a Boiler Work?
A boiler is part of a hydronic system – a heating system in which heated water warms your home. Boilers need fuel to work, and the most common types of fuels used are gas and oil, although solid fuels can also be used. When your thermostat senses the temperature has gone below the set point, it sends a signal to the boiler, and the ignition process starts. Once the flame is lit, the water in the tank is heated to a specific degree, then released and pumped through the piping system (the same goes for steam). Distribution outlets for the heated water can be radiators, baseboard heating or hydronic floor heating systems. When the water cools, it returns to the boiler tank to be re-heated in the next cycle.
What Are the Benefits of a Boiler System?
There are several benefits worth considering when it comes to installing a boiler for your home heating:
- Lack of dust – a boiler system does not circulate air; as such, there is no dust buildup in the system and dust doesn’t circulate around your home the way it can with a forced air system. This can be particularly important for allergy sufferers.
- Quiet operation – except for the tick of the thermostat and the heating of the water, the operation of a boiler is very quiet.
- Easy to establish zones – because of the piping system used to distribute the hot water, it can be very easy to establish heating zones.
Boilers are very reliable systems and can last for many years. Have questions about installing a boiler in Rocky River? Call Westland Heating and Air Conditioning and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.