The chilliest months of winter Los Angeles usually find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners requiring new heating systems. You can find an array of home heating products on the market, from furnaces to boilers. Many people are unfamiliar with boilers. If you’re one of them, we can fill you in.
Types of boilers
Boilers come in both steam and hot water models. Both provide heat throughout a home by means of either a radiant system that uses a boiler to heat water, or through forced air heating systems.
Steam boilers are kind of like big teapots. They boil water until the steam builds up to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators across your home. The heat is distributed into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues as the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then goes back to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are usually powered with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers move warmth around your home, but with hot water in place of steam. When the water rasies to your desired temperature, it is forced through the radiant system. Gas is often used to power water boilers, however, you will find oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
Many people appreciate boilers because of their exceptionally quiet operation. In fact, it’s difficult to hear a boiler operating at all unless there’s a problem with it. They are also known for providing comfortable and even heat thanks to the design of the system with pipes installed within the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also provide relief, in non-forced air heating systems, to allergy suffers because they don’t blow air around and spread allergens.
Even though they can be pricier than furnaces, many people find that boilers are the perfect heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Los Angeles, look to AZ Air Conditioning and Heating. Call us at 800-296-5088 or schedule an appointment with us online.