The one thing we can always count on this time of year is just how cold it is outside and the need for warmth inside. Fortunately, we are long past the days of our only source of heat being a fire in the center of the house. Now, we have several excellent choices in how we heat our home and a boiler is at the top of the list.
If you have been wondering about a residential boiler system, then here are the answers for you. Boiler heating systems work by heating water and then dispersing the heat through a radiator. The system will either convert heat through hot water or steam. After the hot water or steam moves through the pipes to release heat through the radiators (which warms your home), it is then rerouted back to the boiler where it is reheated for future heating purposes.
There are several reasons boilers make for a great heating source and one is that no new air is being forced into your home to heat it. This lowers the amount of dust and allergens that can infiltrate the air because a boiler is simply warming up the air that is already in the room.
Boilers are also very quiet. The majority of the noise is confined to inside the boiler so the rest of the system operates almost silently which is different from a forced air system where you can hear the air blowing through your vents and into your home.
Many boilers come with special features like user-friendly programming and zoning capabilities. Zoning is a major bonus because it ensures that parts of your home that you use the most are always warm while other areas can be kept cooler. Nobody wants to be cold in the kitchen or the bathroom – that is worst, right? Who wants to shiver and shake the minute they get out of the shower? But on the hand, it is extremely difficult to get to sleep in a hot bedroom.
If you are worried about maintenance and upkeep, don’t. A boiler requires maintenance just like a forced air system and every other piece of equipment out there. It will need to be inspected and maintained in order to lengthen their life span and run efficiently.
If you have questions about your heating system, know it is time for an upgrade, or just need regular maintenance call Carmine’s today at 203-791-8089.