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Why Boilers Are a Great Choice for Modern Homes

It’s hot outside, so you may not be giving your heater or furnace much thought right now. But fall is just around the corner, and with it will come cooler temperatures. If it’s time to replace your heater with the new system, you may be interested in boiler installation in Des Plaines

Boilers are much more energy efficient and offer more consistent heat than other heater options that use a forced air system. And a boiler may be easier to install than you would think. Just give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about having a boiler as a heater and why it is a great choice. 

How a Boiler Works 

A boiler is completely unique to other types of heaters. Instead of using air to conduct heat and transfer it into your home, a boiler uses water. After heating up the water, it transfers heat throughout your home via a network of pipes that connect to radiators. 

Sometimes these radiators are installed in the walls, while other times they are installed in the floors. Each time a heating cycle happens, water heats up and then travels throughout your home. The boiler continues using the same water over and over again for each cycle.

Boiler Benefits


Since water conducts heat so much better than air does, your home will be more comfortable. No matter how cold it gets outside, your home will be warm thanks to your boiler. With a forced air system, heat can dissipate much faster than it does with a boiler. When you have a boiler as a heater, the heat from radiators last much longer and your home can heat up faster. 

Energy Efficiency

And a boiler is not just fast at producing heat. It is also efficient. This means that it needs much less energy to heat water and transfer it to radiators around your home compared to using a forced air heater. Since your boiler will use less energy, your monthly energy bills should be lower. 

Of course, if savings are important to you then you may want to consider that a boiler can be more expensive for upfront installation. However, when you consider the potential energy savings over a period of 15 years or more, then the cost may even out over the life of the unit.


Most boilers will last for around 15 years. With proper care, your boiler can easily last for longer. This means that a boiler should last longer compared to other types of heaters when it comes to the expected lifespan. No matter what type of heater you choose, homeowner and professional maintenance will go a long way in either extending the lifespan of your heater or shortening it if you skip out on maintenance. 


And speaking of maintenance, your boiler has much lower maintenance expectations than other types of heaters. A boiler uses far fewer components, so they are less complex to operate and maintain. You still have to schedule maintenance just as often so our team has the opportunity to check the components and make sure that everything is in good working order. But, there’s far less that can go wrong and if our team does need to complete repairs, it is usually a much simpler process.

Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted resource for Chicagoland area home services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for boiler installation and service!

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