The colder seasons are almost here, and for some of us that means it’s time to consider installing a new heating system. If this applies to you, you might want to consider installing a boiler system. Here is how a boiler system operates and how it might benefit you and your family.
A boiler heating system works by pumping hot water through a pipe network installed in the walls and subfloors of each room. As the water flows through the pipes, the heat from it radiates through them, warming up the house. This is a method known as “radiant heating.” Sometimes there are terminal devices, such as radiators or baseboard heaters, installed as part of pipe network.
Benefits of Boiler Heating Systems
Hot water boilers are extremely energy efficient. Massive amounts of energy can be lost in issues like duct leaks in furnaces. Air is also a worse thermal transport medium than water because it holds less heat and it cools off faster. Boiler systems overall deliver more heat in a more productive fashion than furnaces.
Boiler systems heat the structure of your home in a uniform manner that provides ultimate comfort. Warm air rises and sinks as it cools, but boiler systems keep heat near the bottom of the room, since the thermal energy is transmitted through solid objects. This type of heating prevents hot and cold spots that are common with forced-air systems like furnaces.
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If you’re thinking a hot water boiler may be the best choice for your home, or if you are having issues with your current water boiler, contact WG Speeks today at (804) 276-2800 and one of our sales staff will assist you or give you a free estimate on a repair.