Are you looking for a new heating system to have installed before the winter temperatures hit? If you are in the market for a heater, now is definitely the time to look, and while you look it is important to keep the benefits of various systems in mind. Take boilers for example: what advantages do they have over other heating systems?
How a Boiler Operates
Boiler systems don’t use forced air to distribute heat. Rather, they use the circulation of hot water to keep your household warm. A series of tubes are installed in the subfloor of each room in your house, occasionally with terminal features such as iron radiators and baseboard heaters.
When your boiler runs, it starts by moving water through a heat exchanger in order to heat it. This hot water is then pumped throughout your home using the pipe network installed under the floors. As the hot water flows through your pipes, the heat emanating from it will radiate through the floor and into your living space.
The Advantages of a Boiler System
There are a number of benefits that a boiler system provides over another type of heating system. For instance, a boiler is considerably more energy efficient than a traditional forced-air system. This is due to the fact that water is a much better thermal conductor than air is—it warms up faster and retains heat for longer.
Boiler systems also heat homes much more evenly and comfortably. When warm air enters a room, it rises to the ceiling and then sinks as it cools. Boiler systems use radiant heating to keep all of the heat near the floors of your home, where it will be of greater benefit.
To schedule a boiler installation in your Winnetka, IL home today, contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning.