The harshest months of winter Manassas usually find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners needing new heating systems. You can find a variety of home heating products on the market, from furnaces to boilers. Many people don’t know a lot about boilers. If you’re one of them, we have some information for you.
Types of boilers
Boilers come 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 teapots. They boil water until the steam builds up to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators across your home. The heat is released into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues after the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then is sent 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 move warmth throughout your home, but with hot water rather than steam. When the water rasies to your desired temperature, it is pumped through the radiant system. Gas is often used to power water boilers, however, you will see oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
Many people love boilers because of their very quiet operation. In fact, it’s hard to hear a boiler working at all unless it’s broken. They are also known for delivering comfortable and even heat because of 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 pricier than furnaces, several people find that boilers are the right heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Manassas, look to Air-Right Energy Design, Inc.. You can reach us at 703-260-1148 or schedule an appointment with us online.