Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many devices needed to run your home. During the summer you may need an air conditioner or a heat pump. During the cooler season, most homeowners require a furnace or air handler. Then you include washer and dryers, stoves, refrigerators…the list seems to never end.

But a thing homeowners definitely know is they require hot water. Most people have a water heater – or in some homes a boiler is used to heat up the water. Have you noticed which heating system your home utilizes to heat your water? Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is here to help clear up any confusion about the difference between the two heating systems.

A water heater is a storage tank that, you guessed it, heats water. The heat is either generated by burning gas or by employing electricity. A standard water heater will heat the water and then keep it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a hot shower, the washer loaded with towels, or any other hot water need. As the hot water flows to where it is needed, fresh cold water enters through the bottom of the tank so it can also be heated for use throughout your home.

A boiler, on the other hand, can heat water that is used to warm the home and give you hot water. A different type of boiler can heat the water until it turns into steam. The steam heats the water for the home but can also be dispersed throughout the home and provide heat 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 supply great comfort during the cold season. Updated boilers are also very energy efficient.

Trying to choose which water heating system is best for you? Call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts in Winnipeg today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate.

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