The chilliest months of winter Oxford usually find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners discovering they need new heating systems. You can find an array of home heating products on the market, from furnaces to boilers. Many people are unfamiliar with 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 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 kettles. They boil water until the steam builds to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators throughout your home. The heat is distributed into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues as the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then returns 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 around your home, but with hot water in place of steam. When the water reaches your desired temperature, it is forced through the radiant system. Gas is frequently used to power water boilers, however, you will see oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
A lot of people appreciate boilers because of their very quiet operation. In fact, it’s difficult to hear a boiler operating at all unless it needs repair. They are also known for delivering comfortable and even heat due to the design of the system with pipes installed behind 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 more costly than furnaces, a lot of people find that boilers are the perfect heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Oxford, look to Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. You can reach us at 662-281-1231 or schedule an appointment with us online.