The chilliest months of winter Williamsport usually find us with more service and repair calls, some of which result in homeowners needing 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 have some information for you.
Types of boilers
Boilers come in both steam and hot water models. Both deliver heat throughout a home through 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 accumulates to create enough pressure to push heat to radiators throughout your home. The heat is emitted into your rooms by air moving across the radiators. The cycle continues as the steam then cools and condenses to water, which then is sent back to the boiler to be reheated. Steam boilers are typically powered with natural gas or propane.
Hot water boilers
Like steam boilers, hot water boilers circulate warmth through your home, but with hot water rather than steam. When the water heats up to your desired temperature, it is forced through the radiant system. Gas is frequently used to power water boilers, however, you will discover oil-fired boilers in New England and the Northeast United States.
Benefits of boilers for home heating
Quite a few people love boilers because of their exceptionally quiet operation. In fact, it’s almost impossible to hear a boiler operating at all unless there’s a problem with it. They are also known for delivering comfortable and even heat due to the design of the system with pipes installed behind the walls or under the floors. Boilers can also be useful, in non-forced air heating systems, to allergy suffers because they don’t blow air around and spread allergens.
Even though they can be more costly than furnaces, many people find that boilers are the perfect heating system for them. If you want more information about high-efficiency boilers in Williamsport, look to Lycoming Heating Company. You can reach us at 570-326-4450 or schedule an appointment with us online.