The chilliest months of winter Odessa usually find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners requiring 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 have some information for you.
Types of boilers
Boilers are available in both steam and hot water models. Both deliver heat throughout a home by means of either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.
Steam boilers are kind of like big tea kettles. They boil water until the steam accumulates to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators throughout your home. The heat is distributed into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues after the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then goes back to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are usually fueled with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers push warmth throughout your home, but with hot water in place of steam. When the water reaches your desired temperature, it is forced through the radiant system. Gas is frequently used to power water boilers, however, you will find 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 running at all unless it’s broken. They are also known for providing comfortable and even heat because of the design of the system with pipes installed behind the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also be useful, 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 expensive than furnaces, many people find that boilers are the right heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Odessa, look to Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning. Give us a call at 432-237-0168 or schedule an appointment with us online.