Boilers Versus Water Heaters

There are many systems required to run your home. During the warmer months you may need an air conditioning system or a heat pump. During the winter, most homeowners use a furnace or air handler. Then you include washer and dryers, ranges, refrigerators…the list seems to go on forever.

But one thing homeowners absolutely know is they want hot water. Most families have a water heater – or in some homes a boiler is used to heat up the water. Do you know which heating system your home uses to heat your water? Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is here to help clarify the difference between the two heating systems.

A water heater is a large tank that, yes, heats water. The heat is either produced by burning gas or by employing electricity. A typical water heater will heat the water and then store 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 to the bottom of the tank so it can also be warmed for use around your home.

A boiler, contrastingly, can heat water that is used to heat the home and give you hot water. Another type of boiler can heat the water to the point it turns into steam. The steam will heat the water for the home but can also be dispersed throughout the home and create warm comfort through radiators. A boiler can also heat the air in a forced air heating system, or heat the floor in a radiant heating system. Boilers are very versatile heating systems that give you great comfort during the cold winter months. Newer boilers are also very energy efficient.

Need help deciding 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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