Inertia is a powerful force when it comes to installing a new home heating system. Most people get into the heating market seeking to get the same kind of heating system that they had before, providing that they had a positive experience with the previous one. The perception is often that this will make everything go more smoothly, without having to bother with all those other options. However, there are many advantages to be gained by considering other heating options. Let’s take a look at boilers, how they work, and the advantages they provide.
A boiler system uses water to distribute heat throughout the house. It does this by heating and distributing the water throughout a pipe network installed in the subfloor of each room in the house. As the water flows through the pipes, it radiates heat through them and into the room.
Advantages of Boiler Systems
Boilers offer a wide range of advantages over traditional forced air heating systems. For one thing, boilers tend to be far more energy efficient. There are a number of reasons for this. Water is a much better thermal medium than air is; it warms up faster and holds heat for longer. Boiler systems also don’t suffer from duct leaks, which can rob forced air systems of up to 30% of their output.
Boilers also heat rooms more evenly than forced air heaters. Hot air will rise to the ceiling of a room, and sink as it cools. This created uncomfortable hot and cold spots throughout the house. Boiler-based heating, by comparison, keeps all of its heat near the floor of a room. This keeps the house much more comfortable.
If you’d like to know more about boiler systems, call Switzerland Air. We offer a full range of boiler heating services throughout Lake Jackson, TX.