The coldest months of winter Manassas generally find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners needing new heating systems. You can find an array of home heating products on the market, from furnaces to boilers. Many people don’t know a lot about boilers. If you’re one of them, we can fill you in.
Types of boilers
Boilers come in both steam and hot water models. Both supply heat throughout a home using either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.
Steam boilers are kind of like big teapots. They boil water until the steam builds up to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators across your home. The heat is emitted 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 generally operated with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers move warmth throughout your home, but with hot water instead of steam. When the water reaches your desired temperature, it is pushed through the radiant system. Gas is usually 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 appreciate boilers because of their exceptionally quiet operation. In fact, it’s difficult to hear a boiler running at all unless it’s broken. They are also known for providing comfortable and even heat thanks to the design of the system with pipes installed inside the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also provide relief, in non-forced air heating systems, to allergy suffers because they don’t blow air around and spread allergens.
Even though they can be pricier than furnaces, many people find that boilers are a great heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Manassas, look to Woody's Sudden Service Inc. Give us a call at 703-278-2036 or schedule an appointment with us online.