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Winter is here, and if you don’t already have a reliable home heating system installed in your home, you’re probably starting to feel a bit chilly. If you’re in the market for a new home heating system before the winter gets into full swing, you should consider installing a boiler system. A boiler heating system offers a number of distinct advantages over more traditional heaters. Let’s take a look at how a boiler system operates, and the advantages it provides.
How It Works
A boiler system operates by heating and distributing water throughout the house, using a pipe network installed in the walls or subfloor of each room. Occasionally, the system will include terminal units like iron radiators or baseboard heaters. As the hot water flows through the pipes, the heat from it radiates into the rooms and warms them. This is why boiler systems are a form of “radiant heating.”
Advantages of Boiler Heating
Boiler systems answer a lot of the problems that forced air heating systems have to deal with. For example, forced air systems lose a lot of energy to duct leaks over time. Since boiler systems don’t use ducts, they don’t have to deal with energy loses from them. Water is also a much better thermal medium than air is, which makes boilers even more energy efficient than their forced air counterparts.
Boiler systems also heat rooms more evenly than forced air heaters do. Hot air rises to the top of a room and sinks as it cools, which creates lots of hot and cold spots in rooms heated by forced air systems. Boiler systems heat rooms by transferring thermal energy directly, keeping heat near the floor of the room where it’s needed.