Boilers have been around for a long time, making them the first whole-home heating systems. Today’s boilers are as updated as other heating systems, providing energy efficient heat and reliability. There are multiple reasons why the installation of a boiler in Tenafly is a good idea, but as with any whole-home system, it is highly recommended that you hire professionals. BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., technicians are experts of boiler systems, so if you need a new system, or repair to an existing one, call us today.
How a Boiler Heats
Boilers are part of a hydronic heating system, which means they use water to provide heat. The heat can come from hot water or steam created from boiling water. The most common fuels used are oil and natural gas, although propane and solid fuels can also be used. Air and the fuel mix together in the combustion box, where a controlled flame erupts. This flame warms the heat exchanger, which then heats the water. With a steam boiler, the steam is collected in a dome, which is released when it reaches a certain capacity; hot water is released at a certain temperature. Both steam and hot water are circulated through the pipes; hot water systems need circulating pumps to push the water through (pressure pushes the steam through). Heat can be released via:
- Baseboard heating
- Radiant floor heating
- Radiant wall or ceiling heating
Benefits of a Boiler System
Here are some benefits a boiler system can offer you:
- No circulating dust – boilers are closed systems, and the heat radiates, so there is no blowing dust as there can be with a forced air system.
- Easy zoning – the piping system of a boiler can be divided easily into zones.
- Quiet operation – boiler systems heat quietly; the only sound you’ll hear is when the water is being heated.
- Even heating – the heat from a hydronic system radiates rather than blows, which can feel very comfortable to homeowners.
Boilers are dependable, energy efficient and provide comfortable heating.
If you think you are ready for a boiler installation in Tenafly, call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.