Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 11:00 am
Fall is almost here, and it's time to make sure that your home's heating system is in good condition. If you're in the market for a new home heating system, it's important that you take a look at all the benefits involved with each type. Let's take a look at how boilers work, and the advantages they can offer.
A boiler system doesn't use forced air to distribute heat. Instead, it uses hot water to keep the home warm. A series of tubes is installed in the subfloor of each room in the home, occasionally with terminal features like iron radiators and baseboard heaters. During operation, the boiler system starts running water through a heat exchanger to heat it. The hot water is then pumped throughout the house using the pipe network in the floors. As the hot water flows through the pipes in the subfloor, the heat from it will radiate through the floor and into the room.
There are a wide range of different advantages that a boiler system offers over another. For one thing, a boiler is much more energy efficient than standard forced air systems. This is because 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 sinks as it cools. Boiler systems use radiant heating to keep all of the heat near the floor of the room, where it will be of greater benefit to people.
American Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive boiler installation services throughout Prestonburg, KY. If you need boiler services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.