Severe weather calls for a heating system that can handle the toughest of jobs. And a boiler is just the system for homeowners in our area, able to heat efficiently and effectively no matter the weather, as long as the system is well maintained. In fact, there are many reasons that local homeowners love their boilers.
Hydronic heating systems are those that use water as a means of heating a home. A large boiler tank heats up the water and then a series of pumps moves the water around the home and back to the tank again.
When shopping for a new heating system for your home, you will probably have energy efficiency among your prime criteria. One of the best ways to save money on your annual budget is through the installation of a heater that will keep you warm through a long winter without draining excessive amounts of energy. Since gas boilers are among the most common types of heating systems, you’ve probably wondered if they have the energy efficiency it takes to meet your needs.
The name “boiler” is a bit misleading—or at least it is today. The earliest boilers did indeed boil water and use steam to heat homes and businesses, but few boilers now rely on steam. They instead heat water, but the term “heater” already has the general meaning of referring to all heating systems. So the word “boiler” has remained… and so have boilers. They have stayed popular in homes for well over a century because of their low initial cost and longevity.
In Toronto, boilers have served for over a century keeping us warm during the cold season. There’s a good reason for their longevity: boilers provide even and effective levels of heat, develop few maintenance issues, and cost less to install than many other types of heaters. However, aside from knowing that “boilers use hot water,” most homeowners don’t have a solid idea of how a boiler goes about performing its vital function.
If you have a gas-fired boiler in your home in Newcastle then you’re likely enjoying the benefits of hot water radiators or radiant floor or wall system. But how does a gas boiler actually work? Many people may have a boiler in their home…