The coldest months of winter the Rio Grande Valley typically find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners requiring new heating systems. You can find a variety 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 tell you what you need to know.
Types of boilers
Boilers are available in both steam and hot water models. Both provide heat throughout a home by means of either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.
Steam boilers are kind of like big kettles. They boil water until the steam builds to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators throughout your home. The heat is released into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues when the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then returns to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are usually powered with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers move warmth around your home, but with hot water instead of steam. When the water heats up to your desired temperature, it is pumped through the radiant system. Gas is often used to power water boilers, however, you will discover oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
A lot of people love boilers because of their exceptionally quiet operation. In fact, it’s hard to hear a boiler running at all unless there’s a problem with it. They are also known for supplying comfortable and even heat because of the design of the system with pipes installed inside the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also be helpful, 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, a lot of people find that boilers are a great heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in the Rio Grande Valley, look to Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C.. Give us a call at 956-630-3522 or schedule an appointment with us online.