Most people don’t bother with thinking about installing new heating mechanisms of their home or business unless the current system stops working correctly.
But your heating system can be an ongoing, monthly expense during certain times of the year, and boilers might be one way to get more cost-effective with it. Here are six reasons why.
Boilers are one of the older technologies, but still viable today thanks to the simplicity of the science at work. Heat is applied to water, and the water retains the heat.
That hot water is then pumped throughout a building, and when it reaches the rooms, it radiates that heat, warming the air inside the room. This is a bit different from a natural gas furnace, which heats the air, then uses a fan to push out cold air in rooms and replace it with warm air coming through air ducts that need to be built into the home.
Boiling Isn’t Mandatory
While the term boilers are still used for this type of heating hardware, very few boilers in operation today need to go “all the way,” and heat water up to the boiling point.
For industrial purposes, there’s still some need for boilers to do this, but at the general consumer level, it’s unnecessary. It’s a waste of resources to boil water when it only needs to hit 140° to get the job done.
It Won’t Humidify
Some people, due to experience with humidifiers, may believe that a water-based heating system will add extra moisture to the air.
This is not the case with boilers. Modern systems are completely “closed” with the water making no contact with the air.
Only the heat from the water radiates into the air. Unless you get a break or a leak with water dripping out, humidity simply isn’t a factor.
Reliable Pressure Is Paramount
Boilers use some of the same mechanisms as plumbing, such as pipes to deliver hot water to where it needs to go.
This means that some of the factors that affect good plumbing—like adequate water pressure—also matter to boilers.
If your pressure is too low, that’s not a good thing. At best, it impairs the efficiency of your heating. At worst, it means you leak somewhere.
Add to Your Home
Admittedly, it won’t be cheap to buy a brand new HVAC system for your home. But that expenditure is a great investment with both long and short-term benefits.
You’ll immediately see lower energy bills thanks to the increased performance if your previous hardware was 20 years old or more. You’ll also add to your property value!
Boilers at the top end have a very impressive 90% energy efficiency rate. They also don’t require ducts to be built into homes, are quieter, and don’t require filter replacement the way furnaces do.
Best of all, however, boilers can heat individual rooms, whereas a gas furnace must heat the entire building every time it comes on, so that’s some big savings!
Durham, NC has to deal with climate control for different temperatures at different times of the year, same as most other parts of the USA. If you’re considering a heating upgrade, take a look at boilers, and see what they can do for your home.