Boilers Versus Water Heaters

There are many systems you need 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 have washer and dryers, ranges, refrigerators…the list seems to go on forever. 

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

A water heater is a storage tank that, that’s right, 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 leaves the tank, fresh cold water enters to the bottom of the tank so it can also be heated for use across your home. 

A boiler, on the other hand, can heat water that is used to bring heat to the home and give you hot water. Another type of boiler can heat the water to the point it turns into steam. The steam heats the water for the home but can also be circulated throughout the home and provide warmth 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 winter season. Newer boilers are also very energy efficient. 

Trying to choose which water heating system is right for you? Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning in Philadelphia today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. 

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